BSLL 3031 - Supply Chain Management

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

A company’s ability to deliver its goods or services efficiently, effectively and proficiently plays an important role in its success. Understanding all details about how to manage the supply chain, from forecasting and inventory to the production process and strategic sourcing, will ensure demand is met, customers are satisfied, and the company is meeting or exceeding its goals. This program will not only teach the basics of supply chain management but also help participants get ahead of the game in predicting and meeting future demand.

This certificate program covers managing the supply chain that plans, sources, makes, and delivers an organization’s goods and/or services, from suppliers of raw materials to the final customer. Instructors will deliver the course through a combination of lectures, discussion, simulation, case analysis, and company application exercises. Participation in all four days of the course are required to earn this certificate.

Who should attend? Professionals working in areas of supply chain, operations, logistics, sales forecasting, and process management; managers and other leaders who interact with supply chain dimensions, and cross-functional team managers.
Fee includes all instruction, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, and course materials.

Session Topics:
Introduction to Supply Chain Management and Supply Management
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
• The supply chain transformation process
• Customer service
• Trends in supply chain management
• Supply market analysis
• Supplier selection, evaluation, integration, development, and management
• Global sourcing
• Ethics and legal issues

Demand Management
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
• Common methods of sales forecasting
• Ways to optimize processes for demand planning and sales forecasting
• Global planning and forecasting
• Scenario-based planning for successful integration of demand and supply

Friday, May 5, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
• Inventory management
• The positioning and transport of all types of inventory in the supply chain
• The design of the global distribution network
• Risk management
• The production process
• Inventory management decisions
• Constraint management
• Lean methods, process improvement, and quality tools including Six Sigma

Process Improvement and Inventory Management
Friday, May 19, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Broken into two parts, this session will cover:
• Inventory management and decisions including inventory strategies and optimization models
• Process choices and process improvement strategies for various operations and supply chains; compare various process and improvement options

This course has an online component delivered through Canvas.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Important Information

This course has discounts available for the following audiences: Colorado State University Alumni, groups of two or more from a single organization, and groups of six or more from a single organization. Students may also use College of Business vouchers if they have received one. Students must receive a discount code or voucher code from the College of Business prior to registering for the course. Reducation of course fees will be given only if you provide the appropriate code at the time of registration. Please call the Executive Programs Office at (970) 491- 4331 or e-mail for the codes.