Supply Chain Management

Today’s business world can be viewed as one immense global supply chain. The dynamic field of supply chain management has become increasingly important as more companies rely on supply chain strategies and the professionals who develop and manage them to aid geographic expansion, market differentiation, operational excellence, and financial performance. D’Amore-McKim’s custom programs in Supply Chain Management will prepare your executives, line of business and functional managers, and supply chain professionals to work together to optimize global supply chains that support your business strategy and enhance your business results.

Sample Content

D’Amore-McKim’s extensive expertise in supply chain tells us that an integrative approach is critical. That approach is reflected in our custom designed supply chain programs, which typically cover:

  • The global competitive environment of supply chain management, including regional issues, tariffs, and the influence of international trade organizations
  • How to strategically segment supply chains for efficiency and responsiveness
  • Decision-making related to strategic sourcing, outsourcing, and back-sourcing
  • Selection and use of IT, including Big Data and analytics
  • Managing transport resources and third-party logistics companies
  • The “hard sciences” of demand forecasting, regression analysis, , time-series analysis, , and evaluation of forecast quality.
  • Contemporary supply chain challenges such as omni-channel management and the use of emerging technologies such as smart RFID, GPS tracking, 3D printing, and drones

Possible Delivery Methods

Modules and methods range from executive briefings to multi-day, cross-functional, immersive “boot camps.” Virtual delivery options are available as well. An increasingly-popular option is to create a customized graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management by bundling existing D’Amore-McKim MBA courses and tailoring some of their content to your firm’s specific context.

An appropriate Certificate bundle might consist of the following courses:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations
  • The Transportation Industries
  • Supply Chain Forecasting
  • Optional courses, depending on your organization’s practices, might include:
    • IT Applications in Supply Chain Management
    • Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
    • Managing the Healthcare Supply Chain