Operations and Supply Chain Management

Course Overview

Operations and Supply Chain Management course iconThis certificate equips both new and experienced operations and supply chain managers with the skills and resources necessary to navigate the various logistics, dynamics and methodologies associated with operations and supply chain management.
Through interactive exercises, videos, self-assessments, and case studies, the self-paced courses included in this certificate provide opportunities to practice and apply key management skills. Upon successful completion of all modules in this certificate program, you can download and print a Certificate of Completion.

Topics include Logistics and Distribution Management, Operations Management, Procurement and Supply Management, and Supply Chain Basics. On average, students complete the certificate in 34 hours (average completion time, actual time may vary).

No prerequisites for this certification.

Course Description

Part 1
Logistics and Distribution Management

This module explores the fundamental concepts and ideas of logistics and distribution management. It delves into the various logistics information management systems, analyzes their financial aspects and technological influences, and explains how to manage and measure their performance. It explains logistics management, inventory management, and warehousing and distribution. Participants will review and distinguish between inbound logistics, outbound logistics, reverse logistics, and third-party logistics; explore the tools and techniques for tracking and valuing inventory, including ABC analysis; and learn the functions of packaging and methods for transporting goods through simple and complex distribution channels.

Part 2
Operation Management

This module explores the fundamental concepts and theories practitioners will need to successfully guide operations in manufacturing and service organizations. It introduces key foundational material, describe the interplay of supply chains and demand management, and explain the role that processes and process management play in robust operations. Specific tools, techniques, and methodologies (including Lean, total quality management, and Six Sigma) are presented to show their applicability to operational strategies.

Part 3
Procurement and Supply Chain

This module explains the evolution from the transactional purchasing or procurement function into the strategic process of supply management. It introduces key concepts and ideas that can be used to successfully source and manage suppliers and to deal with issues that may arise across the supply chain. It explains the supply management basics; describe strategic, ethical, and sustainable sourcing; and discuss supply chain leadership and integration. Course participants will explore supply management from several viewpoints; align sourcing, communication, and management strategies; and incorporate ethical and sustainable practices into the supply chain. Trends and changes to the profession due to the Internet and emerging technologies are also discussed.

Part 4
Supply Chain Basic

As a supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. This module introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain how to set up, manage and measure logistics operations
  • Examine  fundamental aspects of logistics operations management
  • Define inventory and assess processes for classifying, storing, managing, and distributing inventory
  • Employ strategic and tactical planning to develop effective process management strategies
  • Recognize successful methods of communication and articulate the role that communication plays in building relationships  across the supply chain and improving supplier performance
  • Identify and manage supply risk, measure performance, and overcome organizational barriers to supply chain excellence
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Certification Requirements

Successful completion of the following:

Part 1
Logistics and Distribution Management
Part 2
Operation Management
Part 3
Procurement and Supply Chain
Part 3
Supply Chain Basic

Upon completing these requirements, you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Operations and Supply Chain Certification. Certification from Acuity Institute includes a Digital Badge. Acuity Institute has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide this digital version of your certificate.

What is a Digital Badge?

A digital badge is a verified graphic representation of your Acuity certificate. It is embedded with data that provides context, meaning, and details of the certification you earned. The digital badge is provided at no cost to you.

 

Benefits to claiming your digital badge include:

  • Easily share your digital badge on social and professional media, link to it from any email or document, add it to an email signature, and embed it in a blog or website
  • Your certification can be verified online in real time with just one click
  • Access labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs

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IACET Continuing Education Units (Accreditation)

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3.4 IACET Continuing Education Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

PMI® Professional Development Units

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Acuity Institute is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Being an Authorized Training Partner allows Acuity Institute to grant Professional Development Units (PDUs) to customers who complete our qualified programs. As an Authorized Training Partner, Acuity Institute has agreed to abide by the PMI® established quality assurance criteria. PMI® is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

34 PMI® Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

Blended Learning Training

In addition to e-Learning courses, Acuity Institute offers customized Blended Learning training options for corporations.

Acuity’s Blended Learning training combines online training with live, facilitated workshops facilitated by one of Acuity Institute’s leading industry facilitators. This model provides two benefits for your team:

  1. Reduces the time spent in the classroom, away from other responsibilities
  2. Provides learner access to the training to learn at their own pace and review the content as often as they need

The live workshops are focused on the practical application of the methodology and tools in the workplace environment. The number of workshops and the schedule for workshops can be modified to meet your team’s needs. Contact our team to learn more about Blended Learning for your team.

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