Purchasing, Supply Chain and Logistics Management Online Classes
Improve your company's bottom line profitability by mastering the fundamentals of purchasing. Become an indispensable member of your organization by learning key strategic concepts such as supplier partnerships, capital budgeting and green buying. Enhance day-to-day tactical effectiveness by learning about negotiation, supplier sourcing, record keeping, purchase requisitions and purchase orders. Learn the basics of business law, leasing, make-or-buy analysis, outsourcing and supplier visits. This course will also help you prepare for the internationally recognized Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.) exams offered by the Institute for Supply Management.
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
This course will help you succeed as a supply chain management professional. You'll master the fundamentals of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity planning, and production activity control (PAC). The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations, including the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam.
This nationally recognized Purchasing Management online course and training certificate program is particularly well suited to anyone working in or interested in working in purchasing, supply chain management, procurement specialists, and buyers. In this program students will be introduced to the various aspect of the supply chain environment, including enterprise resource planning systems and requirement systems. The interrelationships between purchasing, vendor selection, sources of supply and the role of technology will also be explored in this program so that a student understands the integrated approach to planning, acquisition, flow and distribution from raw materials to finished products. In this program, the focus is on the management function, and the skills and resources that develop a successful manager. This Purchasing Management online certificate program is offered in partnership with major accredited colleges and universities.
Distribution & Logistics Management
Distribution and logistics management is a critical company function. Professionals in this field play a key role in fulfilling customer demands, ordering and managing inventory, controlling inbound and outbound shipments, reducing costs, saving time, and meeting company objectives. This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics. You'll discover the key elements of a logistics system, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, receiving, production stores, and returned goods. You'll also find out how to manage inventory, effectively use technology, manage a logistics department, and complete and control transportation documents.