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Global Supply Chain Management Certificate

Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

Global Supply Chain Management Course Objectives: 

Global Supply Chain Management is the integration of the activities that procure materials and services transforming them into immediate goods and final products, and deliver them to customers.  These activities include purchasing and outsourcing activities, plus many other functions that are important to the relationship with suppliers and distributors.  The supply chain includes all the interactions between internal operations, marketing, sales, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and customers.  The chain includes transportation, scheduling information, cash and credit transfers as well as ideas, designs, and material transfers.  The intent of the course is to teach students techniques and methods employed by supply chain managers to plan and control the supply chain operating systems.  Students will apply quantitative methods, various analytical techniques as well as utilize practical experience in order to understand how to operate, design, plan and control supply chain operations.  This course utilizes a set of operations management skills and tools that students can use to enable their companies to develop a competitive advantage in commercial environments that encompass global markets and competition, electronic business (e-business), and supply chain management.  Students are expected to have a solid understanding of production and operations management in order to solve complex supply chain case studies.

About the Instructor:

Vic Ricci is the Executive Vice President for Dotcom Distribution in Edison, New Jersey. He has full P&L responsibilities for this 3rd Party Logistics Company.  Vic Ricci holds BA in Economics and an MBA in Management.  He is a Senior Executive with over 24 years of progressive experience in manufacturing, retail operations, Ecommerce and distribution.  This experience includes managing the supply chain of major distribution networks with significant emphasis on financial analysis, inventory accuracy and operational process mapping, leading to cost effective improvements.  His academic expertise includes General Management, Production & Operations Management, and Supply Chain Management.

Course Procedures:

  1. All assigned reading must be conducted prior to class.
  2. The class meets every Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Punctuality & Attendance is VERY important. 
  3. Respect for one another is mandatory during class discussion.
  4. All cell phones must be silenced at the start of class to minimize disruptions.  If you need to take a call, please exit the class room quietly so that the discussions are not disrupted.
  5. Participation is strongly encouraged. Everyone is expected to participate fully in class discussions.

Strategic Perspective of Supply Chain Management

Case studies will be added to class and discussed weekly, with relevancy to the chapter being discussed.

  1. Introductions
  2. Syllabus Discussion
  3. Chapter 1 - Introduction to Supply Chain Management


 Chapter 2 – Purchasing Management

 Chapter 3 – Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships

 Chapter 4 – Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing

 Chapter 5 – Demand Forecasting

 Class Discussion on Raving Fans

 Chapter 6 – Resource Planning Systems

 Chapter 7 – Inventory Management

 Chapter 8 – Process Management – Lean and Six Sigma

 Chapter 9 – Domestic U.S. and Global Logistics

 Chapter 10 – Customer Relationship Management

 Chapter 11 – Global Location Decisions

 Chapter 12 – Service Response Logistics

 Chapter 13 – Supply Chain Process Integration

 Chapter 14 - Performance Measurement along the Supply Chain


 Contact Rosa Williams-Hopkins for additional information 973-720-2354

Instructor : Vic Ricci
Dates : 09/22/17 to 11/11/17
Days : Sat
From : 8:30am - 1:30pm
Fee : $2500.00
Course Number : B097

Class is full at this time please call 973-720-2354 to be placed on a waiting list

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