Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Strategic competitive advantage can be gained from effective supply chain management. Since almost all businesses rely on suppliers, contractors and other external partners to deliver products and services to customers, optimizing the supply chain is key. Businesses that do so and effectively manage their suppliers as an extension of internal operations enable better customer service and profitability.

  Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM (MT)
  Location: Mosaic – live video collaboration
  Price: $1950

Ideal for operations team leads, managers and executives.

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Meet Your Instructor: Dr. Tim Rodgers

Supply Chain: Tim RodgersDr. Tim Rodgers teaches agile project management, supply chain management, quantitative business analysis and strategic decision-making at the graduate level at CSU’s College of Business. Tim has previously held a variety of industry roles at Hewlett-Packard and Lockheed Missiles & Space, including management of manufacturing engineering and international supply chain management. He was Director of Manufacturing and Quality at Foxconn eMS in Shenzhen, China. Tim earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California (Santa Cruz) and MBA from the University of Oregon. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He hosts the podcast Dare to Know, which features interviews with quality and reliability thought leaders.

Supply Chain

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how businesses achieve strategic competitive advantage through effective supply chain management
  • Learn the fundamentals of supplier management, including supplier selection and evaluation and quality and cost management
  • Understand the core processes for service and manufacturing operations, purchasing, capacity planning and logistics

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