Moving Goods Around the World
Just about everything you’ve ever bought has been delivered to your hands through a global network of logistics: factories, warehouses, transport vehicles, and more. The process of getting a product from where it’s produced to the individual person who needs it has grown ever more immense in scale, and supply chain professionals are the people who plan and run these complex interconnected systems.
Supply chain managers oversee production flow of goods or services from start to finish. The Supply Chain Management concentration at Centenary is integrated with the Business Administration curriculum to provide students with refined skills that will enable them to pursue careers as logistic managers, transportation managers, purchasing managers, and supply chain managers working in operations or logistics departments across a multitude of industries.
What You’ll Learn
SCM I – Forecasting & Logistics
Have you ever wondered how that Amazon package arrived at your door so quickly? Supply chain management is the process by which organizations get us the products we consume, and companies need talented employees to help optimize their supply chain. This course will teach you how to use forecasting techniques to match supply and demand, and how to develop logistics networks that help minimize costs and deliver top customer service. This online class has optional live sessions.
SCM II – Sourcing & Operations
In today’s modern economy, something as simple as a razor might be manufactured in multiple countries with each part coming from a different supplier. This course will teach you how businesses manage this increasing complexity behind the scenes through efficient sourcing of suppliers and operations. You will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge by conducting a real-world case study of a product of your choosing. This online class has optional live sessions.
SCM III – Capstone
This course asks students to apply the skills they have learned in their business and supply chain management education to a series of challenges. In the first part, students solve challenges in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing faced by a fictional company. In the second part, students will be tasked with addressing a real supply chain problem. Students will take on the role of supply chain consultants, redesigning the existing supply chain of a consumer products company with the goals of implementing lean inventory management, and using six sigma processes to improve efficiency and allow the company to bring new products to market more rapidly. At the end of the course, students will have real world experience that they can show employers as part of a larger portfolio.
|Dr. Rudolph Leuschner
Rudi Leuschner is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and the Program Director for the online MS in Supply Chain Management at Rutgers Business School. His work has appeared in (among others) the Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Decision Sciences, the Journal of Business Ethics, Harvard Business Review, and Rutgers Business Review. He received his Ph.D. in Logistics and a minor in Marketing from The Ohio State University.
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