Logistics, Supply Chain and Purchasing Management
- Certification included
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Our Logistics, Supply Chain and Purchasing Management program teaches students the fundamental principles of supply chain management, purchasing, and contracting. This program covers the fundamental principles of the purchasing process including purchasing efficiency and organization, the various aspects of the supply chain environment, the relationships that exist between purchasing, vendor selection, supply sourcing, and the role technology plays in the supply chain process, the fundamentals of the budgeting process and provides students with an understanding of how to prepare and manage a budget, the fundamental principles that determine how suppliers are chosen throughout the various phases of the procurement process, the various phases of the contracting process as you gain a solid understanding of purchase orders and supplier contracts, the decision-making processes involved in vendor contracting, and a broad range of techniques used in evaluating pricing and costing.
Upon completion of this course, students will know: • Discuss the importance of internal and external relationships in managing suppliers and developing a sourcing strategy • Manage and continuously improve supplier performance • Determine the effects of e-procurement on supply management • Identify and manage supply risk, measure performance, and overcome organizational barriers to supply chain excellence • Define supply chain management and understand its strategic role in organizations that source goods and services • Explain the goals of effective supply chain management and procurement • Analyze how organizations in a supply chain communicate and manage relationships • Explain the supplier appraisal process and understand its role in supply chain management • Formulate strategies for mitigating supply chain risk, and discuss the events that can create disruption in the supply chain • Assess the major trends and issues shaping supply chain management today • Recognize the uses and functions of budgeting • Recognize the key activities, considerations, and benefits of strategic organizational planning • Recognize the purpose and make-up of a master budget • Identify the components and calculations used to create a master budget and recognize uses for this information • Identify the components and purpose of an operating budget • Recognize how sales, production, and cost of goods sold budgets are created and perform related calculations • Recognize the purpose of cash budgets and how they are prepared • Understand and analyze the various logistic information management systems. • Explain how to manage and measure logistics performance • Define inventory and understand how to track and value inventory
• Logistics and Distribution Management
• Procurement and Supply Management
• Supply Chain Management Basics
• Understanding and Managing Budgets
There are no specific prerequisites for this course.
• All materials accessed online, and are included in course (Not included)
All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
To be certified as a Certified Purchasing & Procurement Professional (CPPP), students should take up a 4 hour exam at the designated examination centers. The exam would consist of 80 multiple choice questions. Certification Modules: Module 1: Introduction to Purchasing and Supply Management 1: Purchasing and Supply Management 2: Purchasing Decisions and Business Strategy 3: The Legal Aspects of Purchasing Module 2: Materials Management 1: Materials Management 2: Inventory Management 3: Just-In-Time (Lean) Purchasing 4: Purchasing Procedures, E-Purchasing, and Systems Contracting Module 3: Fundamentals of Purchasing and Supply Management 1: Supplier Selection and Evaluation 2: Global Sourcing 3: Purchasing, Supply Partnerships, and Supply Chain Power 4: Total Quality Management (TQM) and Purchasing Module 4: Price/Cost Analysis and Negotiation Strategies 1: Price Determination 2: Bargaining and Negotiations Module 5: Special Purchasing Application 1: Purchasing Transportation Services 2: Equipment Acquisition and Disposal 3: Healthcare Purchasing and Supply Management 4: Procuring Professional Services Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.
• 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion
Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:
• Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
• Resume Building Assistance
• Externship or Shadowing Placement
• Career Coaching
• Employer Skills Matching
• And More!
We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.