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New: Certificate in Supply Chain Management for Healthcare

Next Date: Register Now and start as soon as January 15, 2022

Investment: $2,100


Given the outsized role of healthcare expenditures in the US, position yourself for a career in a role that organization’s are looking to fill that will reduce costs and increase efficiencies in healthcare delivery. Short duration, project-based course led by personal learning coach to help you support the fulfillment of your career goals. Upon completion, you will earn a credential to put on your resume, portfolio, and LinkedIn profile that showcases your newly acquired skills.

Representative job titles: Purchasing Agent, Hospital Materials Coordinator, Inventory Manager, Logistics Manager, Logistics Analyst, Patient Flow Manager, Healthcare Distribution Manager

Helpful resources to support your career success: Changes and Challenges in the Healthcare Supply Chain Strategic Advantages of Developing Effective Healthcare Supply Chain Management CapabilitiesFive Health Care Supply Chain Management Trends to Know2021 Healthcare Trends: 3 Major Predictions and How Hospital Supply Chains Can RespondEight Key Trends of the Future Healthcare Supply ChainNew Trends in Healthcare Supply Chain


The Opportunity

There are numerous opportunities for careers in healthcare management. Healthcare represents 17% of the nation’s GDP, and, as such, job growth is seeing an outsized surge in the need for qualified professionals to manage the operations associated with healthcare delivery. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for medical and healthcare managers expects a 32% increase between 2020 and 2030.  Given the fact that supply chain management costs consistently rank as some of the largest expenses for healthcare and hospital systems, a key set of skills for healthcare managers is supply chain management.  Supply chain management in healthcare involves obtaining resources, managing supplies, and delivering goods and services to providers and patients among the network of independent stakeholders, including manufacturers, insurance companies, hospitals, providers, group purchasing organizations, and several regulatory agencies.  This program will acclimate you to the inter-related people and processes associated with how supply chain management works in the healthcare industry.



You will become familiar with the range of supply chain issues facing health care institutions and learn some of the processes, practices, tools, tips, and techniques that organizations such as hospitals, health maintenance organizations, and professional practice groups are looking to implement that will improve their operating performance without sacrificing patient care. Applying state-of-the art supply chain management practices increases your value across a wide spectrum of healthcare organizations and enhances your career opportunities, as you can take a leadership role in reducing costs while maintaining healthcare delivery quality.

What you’ll learn 

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for in the following areas: 

  • • The Importance of the Healthcare Supply Chain
  • • The Triple Bottom Line
  • • Analyzing Processes
  • • Service Delivery
  • • Inventory Management
  • • Managing Quality
  • • Compliance
  • • Information Systems
  • • Lean Six Sigma
  • • Project Management
  • • Performance Metrics
  • • Building a Culture of Healthcare SCM
  • • Emerging Trends in Healthcare SCM


How you’ll learn  

Individualized support by industry experts:To assure your learning supports where you are and where you want to go in your career, our personalized delivery model teams you up with a learning coach who will meet with you virtually during the course of your study.  In your initial meeting, you will discuss your career objectives with your personal learning coach.  Over additional scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings they will discuss your questions, homework assignments, and connect your learning to your job and career to make sure you get the most from the material presented and maintain your focus on the learning goals you have set for yourself.   

Project Based: You will apply the concepts you learn in a project that you can draw upon as you interview for your new role.  Because the project simulates actual work duties of professionals in this field, the project offers you an opportunity to showcase the skills and competencies that employers are looking for in hiring and promoting professionals in their organizations.  

Flexibility: Learn on the days of the week and times of day that fit your schedule: E-Learning is available virtually 24/7/365. 


Who should attend

This course brings together the discipline of supply chain management with the healthcare field and ideal for early- to mid career professionals. As such, it is designed for two audiences: healthcare professionals who want to expand their career opportunities by learning about the role that supply chain management plays in the cost-effective delivery of quality healthcare and supply chain management practitioners who want to learn how to apply their knowledge of supply chain management specifically to the healthcare field.


Why the Rutgers program?

A trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years:

  • •  Experience facilitating practical, effective, hands-on learning experiences to individuals and groups to support their    success in a rapidly evolving workplace environment  
  • •  Highly experienced, personal learning coaches who know how to help you learn, and who have the business experience needed to speak with authority so it is meaningful to you. 
  • •  Focus on practical application so you can expect to get a quick return on your investment in time and tuition 
  • •  Affiliation with a network of over 530K alumni in all 50 states and on six continents 
  • •  Relationship with a trusted institution that can provide access to an extensive portfolio of career-oriented programs that will support lifelong learning throughout your career 

Register now to reserve your place in our January start!