Designed for professionals who wish to increase profits and stakeholder value in their organizations, this three-course online graduate certificate in Supply Chain & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) delivers the decision-making tools necessary to design value in the global supply chain. All of this is accomplished through an approach that allows students to apply the techniques and tools practiced in the online classroom to their profession immediately.
Why earn your Supply Chain & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) graduate certificate?
The delivery of goods and services is becoming increasingly complex in our global economy. Earning a Supply Chain & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) graduate certificate from Kettering University Online helps professionals execute best practices in procurement, logistics, purchasing, inventory management, compliance and distribution.
Supply Chain & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Graduate Certificate Curriculum
IME 652 | Designing Value in the Supply Chain
Students gain an understanding of the decision-making tools necessary to design value in the global supply chain from concept to customer. Quantitative methods are employed to aid the decision-making process of demand forecasting and enterprise planning for the purpose of increased profit and value to stakeholders. Basic concepts in strategy, forecasting, demand planning, inventory control and value stream mapping are taught and utilized to enable the decision-making process to be based on quantitative metrics.
IME 654 | Enterprise Resource Planning
This course provides an understanding of the integrated approach to enterprise planning and its evolution from MRP I and MRP II. It describes the core structure of ERP systems and highlights the characteristics of emerging ERP based organizations. Various ERP tools and techniques are described and compared. The fundamental success factors in moving from traditional business functions to an integrated process-based ERP environment are introduced.
MGMT 669 | Supply Chain Operations
This course provides students with a conceptual framework for understanding Supply Chain Management (SCM). The course covers concepts, trends and technologies that enable global SCM. Students learn how customer needs, competitive advantage, operational measures and financial performance support successful implementation of SCM. They also learn how operational activities, including information systems, procurement, demand planning and forecasting, inventory management, and logistics, support organizational goals. Students use software and case studies to illustrate concepts.