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“The COVID-19 crisis, post-pandemic economic effects and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have exposed the vulnerabilities of today’s global supply chains. They have also made heroes of the teams that keep products flowing in a complex, uncertain and fast-changing environment.”
— McKinsey & Company, Future-proofing the supply chain, 2022
Changing consumer practices, rising geopolitical tensions and increasingly extreme climate events are challenging how supply chain professionals support organizations in their persistent search for efficient and cost-effective ways to bring products to market. And the demand for procurement experts and leaders is high — labor market analytics from Lightcast show supply chain skills have seen a 94 percent increase in demand over the last five years.
Earning a credential from a recognized institution situates professionals in logistics, manufacturing, procurement and quality assurance positions to explore what it looks like to reshape the supply chain with contemporary demands in mind. Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) offers a noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate to participants interested in being at the forefront of these changes.
Participants study alongside Doug Thomas, a supply chain thought leader and expert researcher who also teaches coursework in the UVA Darden School of Business MBA, Executive MBA and Ph.D. programs. Thomas’ wealth of real-world and academic experience provides developing supply chain leaders in this noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate with a toolbox of proven frameworks capable of weathering disruption and guiding the ever-evolving nature of the field.
Coursework for this noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate stems from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business MBA, a highly ranked national program. This is more than just a procurement certificate — the three modules cover a breadth of top skills in supply chain management, including supply chain analysis, forecasting and manufacturing operations management. Participants have the flexibility to register for the full certificate, which can be completed in four months, or register for one five-week module at a time.
This course traces the supply chain from the end consumer all the way back to the supplier and discusses how supply chains are being reshaped by innovation, shifting consumer preferences, emerging technology and evolving public policy.
Learn how to manage uncertainty in a supply chain to effectively meet customer demand through demand planning and forecasting, including how to generate statistical forecasts, measure forecast performance and make inventory decisions.
Understand how to make capacity decisions to best balance cost with customer service by analyzing how information flows in a supplier chain and how these information flows can be managed to improve overall supply chain performance.
The field of supply chain doesn’t just need a more efficient workforce — it needs resilience and tenacity. Current and aspiring supply chain leaders from all professional and academic backgrounds are welcome to register. Engage in a path of study that prepares participants to explore firm-driven innovation, make capacity decisions that balance cost with customer service and manage uncertainty in meeting customer demand.
This noncredit Supply Chain Management Certificate is flexible for full-time working professionals and there are no admission requirements. Registration is simple and only requires a few details about your professional background alongside the program fee.
Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning (EELL) is a top-ranked, global provider of executive development. Delivered by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation and taught by the Darden School of Business’ world-renowned faculty, Darden Executive Education prepares and inspires leaders to succeed in a global marketplace. Offering more than 25 open programs and partnering with leading organizations worldwide to develop custom business solutions, we provide personalized, transformational learning experiences at our location in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the Washington, D.C., area and online. Darden shapes the way the world does business through our research and draws upon our collective knowledge and experience to cultivate responsible, innovative leaders. Darden Executive Education is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.