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About This Micro-Credential

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Builds essential competencies in global supply chain management. For professionals in or wanting to get into the field of supply chain, including logistics (which is so prevalent in this region).

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Skills You Will Gain

Global Supply Chain

Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Organization

Supply Chain

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe important functions and concepts of supply chain management including supply chain metrics, facility layout, location strategy, network design, demand forecasting, inventory management, warehousing and distribution and sustainability.
  • Apply the tools and techniques used by supply chain professionals in managing supply chains, by analyzing data to make decisions, and set policies.
  • Explain the role and importance of the global strategic sourcing function to overall supply chain performance.
  • Identify and describe core elements, concepts, processes, techniques, and decision tools available to support purchasing activities.
  • Differentiate the determinants of value for the different types of purchases, suppliers, business, and demands.
  • Apply various models for evaluating suppliers, measuring performance and fostering supplier development.
  • Analyze and apply alternative methods of network design and distribution systems to effectively provide product/service to end customer via multiple channels in response to varying market dynamics of speed and cost competitiveness.
  • Evaluate alternative approaches to inventory location/quantity and the impact of risk pooling to optimize customer satisfaction when demand variation and forecasting error exists.
  • Compare and evaluate warehousing alternatives, the use of technology, design of distribution centers, enabling value-add services and apply distribution techniques on how best to store, mix and deliver to internal/external customers.

Required Courses

  • MGT 610 - Operations Management
  • MGT 641 - Supply Chain Management
  • MGT 642 - Strategic Sourcing
  • MGT 643 - Distribution and Logistics

Each course is five weeks long and fully online


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Mark Thackeray
Global Supply Chain Management, First semester offered: Spring 2021


Northern Kentucky University
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