Introduction to Supply Chain Management

2 Days | 1.4 CEUs


Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retailer to consumer. Supply chain management involves coordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies. It is said that the ultimate goal of any effective supply chain management system is to reduce inventory (with the assumption that products are available when needed).

What you Will Learn:

  • Explain the role of the supply chain in the modern organization
  • Describe the supply chain functions
  • Distinguish supply chain management strategies

Course Content:  

The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Foundation of the supply chain
  • Functions and Facets of the supply chain
    • Planning
    • Sourcing
    • Production
    • Delivery
    • Returns
  • Management
    • Strategic
    • Tactical
    • Operational
  • Barriers
  • Controls
  • Supplier Relationships
  • Processes
  • System Thinking
  • Documentation
  • Forecasting
  • Systems Analysis
  • Solutions
  • Problem Solving
  • Implementation


IISE reserves the right to cancel a class up to 15 business days prior to the scheduled start date

Registration Fee

Member: $795 Non-Member: $1,145

Course Schedule

No courses scheduled, contact Larry Aft for availability