For those looking to build up their resumes, the University of Wisconsin- Madison now offers an opportunity to earn a certificate in Supply Chain Leadership. To earn the certification, a student must complete three courses in four years. But it doesn't have to take that long. All three courses are repeated several times during the year, which means it's possible to earn the certification in a matter of months.
For those looking to get a jump on the program, the school will offer two of the courses before the end of this year. "Supply Chain Optimization" is scheduled for Nov. 28-29 and "Supply Chain Leadership" (which the school recommends students take first) for Dec. 4-6.
The two-day "Supply Chain Optimization" course looks at ways to optimize business processes, information flows, inventories and lead times to achieve sustainable business improvements. Instructors will also address how to identify and prioritize improvement opportunities in a supply chain.
The three-day "Supply Chain Leadership" course explores different approaches to improving business performance. The focus will be on integrating supply chain strategy, planning and execution; diagnosing causes of poor supply chain performance; quantifying the effects of uncertainty on supply chains; and developing methods for identifying gaps between organizational structure and performance metrics.
The third course in the certification series, "Supply Chain Planning," will be offered on Jan. 23-24, 2007.
All three courses are offered through the business school's executive education program. For more information or to register, visit http://uwexeced.com/supplychain.