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Learning FormatOnline Self-Paced with a Personal Learning Coach
Start DateWithin 1 week of registration
Average DurationApprox. 3 months
Average Hours In The Program80
Average Hours Per Week5-7 hours
Credit Or Non-creditNon-credit

This program is designed for individual learners – it can also be customized for group delivery in your organization. Contact a learning consultant for more information.

Given global, on-demand economy, position yourself for a career in a role that organizations are looking to fill that will reduce costs and increase efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Short duration, project-based courses led by a 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.

  • Purchasing Agent
  • Materials Coordinator
  • Inventory Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Distribution Manager

The Opportunity

There are numerous opportunities for careers in supply chain management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for logisticians expects a 28% increase between 2021 and 2031.  Given the fact that supply chain management costs consistently rank as some of the largest expenses for businesses large and small, a key set of skills for business professionals is supply chain management.  Supply chain management involves obtaining resources, managing supplies, and delivering goods and services to partners among the network of independent stakeholders, including producers who source the raw materials, manufacturers who create the goods, and transporters who move supplies around the world.  This program will acclimate you to the inter-related people and processes associated with how supply chain management works.

Program Benefits

You will become familiar with the range of supply chain issues facing businesses and learn some of the processes, practices, tools, tips, and techniques that organizations 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 organizations and enhances your career opportunities, as you can take a leadership role in reducing costs while maintaining delivery quality.

With the guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make significant contributions to this critical, strategic function at your current employer or prospective employer.

What You Will 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 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 SCM
  • Emerging Trends in SCM

Given the busy schedules of professionals and rising executives, Rutgers has developed a powerful hybrid learning model that combines the flexible delivery of self-paced, online learning with that of a seasoned professional – a Personal Learning Coach – who serves as a learning and career guidant to mentor you through successful completion of your program and set you up for success to achieve your career aspirations.

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 is ideal for early- to mid career professionals. As such, it is designed for two audiences: professionals who want to expand their career opportunities by learning about the role that supply chain management plays in the cost-effective delivery of goods and supply chain management practitioners who want to expand their knowledge in the field and have a credential to put on your resume.

Why Rutgers

Earn a credential to put on your resume that showcases your skills to support career success from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.

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