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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #34 (WUR) Online
This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students in the basics of supply chain and supply chain’s roles within organizations.


The Supply Chain Fundamentals: Supply Chain Management Principles course is offered by Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

This course can be scheduled in an online format or a hybrid format that uses online learning tools in the classroom setting.
Who Should Attend
  • Receiving, Shipping, Putaway, Picking, and Packing Clerks, Operators, Analysts, Supervisors, and Managers
  • Customer Service, Order Management, Warehouse, Terminal, Crossdock, and Distribution Center administrators, clerks, analysts, supervisors, and managers
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Distribution and Warehouse Operations Managers, Supervisors, Planners, Consultants, and Analysts
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Manufacturing analysts, Manufacturing supervisors, Manufacturing clerks, Manufacturing Managers
  • Service Operations supervisors, Service Operations Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Inventory Cycle Counters
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers
How You Will Benefit
  • Define supply chain management – flows, metrics, frameworks, goals, and organizational structures
  • Describe the various types of information systems and technology currently used in the supply chain
  • Describe how teams work together to create successful customer relationships
  • Summarize the customer satisfaction model
  • Discuss the difference between internal and external customers
  • Explain the difference between manufacturing and service operations
  • Recognize the steps in the procurement process
  • Understand that there are different types of buyer-supplier relationships
  • Define the concept of strategic sourcing
  • Explain why it is important to consider the total cost of ownership when making purchases
  • Categorize the different types of demand patterns
  • Discuss the importance of S&OP in the integrated supply chain
  • List several KPIs for successful inventory management
  • Articulate some of the key operations of a warehouse (e.g., receiving, storage, product placement, filling orders, and order picking processes)
  • Understand how different areas of product transportation affect the overall success of companies
  • Identify the challenges in establishing efficient and effective transportation processes within industries
  • Determine which modes of transportation are more cost effective in given situations and why
  • Demonstrate metrics used to measure transportation service quality and efficiency

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • Learning Block 1 – Supply Chain Concepts
  • Learning Block 2 – Supply Chain Technology
  • Learning Block 3 – Managing Customer Relations
  • Learning Block 4 – Customer Service Operations
  • Learning Block 5 – Introduction to the Supply Chain Game
  • Learning Block 6 – Manufacturing and Service Operations
  • Learning Block 7 - Order Management
  • Learning Block 8 – Review Supply Chain Game with Instructor Round I
  • Learning Block 9 – Review Supply Chain Game with Instructor Round II
  • Learning Block 10 – Review Supply Chain Game with Instructor Round III
  • Learning Block 11 – Procurement and Supply Management
  • Learning Block 12 – Demand Planning
  • Learning Block 13 – Inventory Management
  • Learning Block 14 – Warehousing Operations
  • Learning Block 15 – Transportation Operations

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials for 6 months from date of registration
Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course. Students may register any time before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Follow the instructions below to register, then activate your online course account and login to the online course location (HELIX):
  • Click the "Register" button below to register for the section you wish to attend and complete your online registration
  • You will receive an email message with a link to activate your Georgia Tech account
  • Be sure to take note of your username displayed during account activation
  • Click here to access your online course in HELIX with your username and the password created during account activation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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