Instructor: Supply Chain Management certificate program provides in-demand skills

Written by Stephen Kelley on Fri, 02/18/2022 - 08:35 |

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in logistics and supply chain are predicted to grow up to 30% through 2030. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute’s Supply Chain Management certificate program is designed to give students the valuable skills needed to thrive in the growing and in-demand field. 

Dr. Kyle Allison, UW-Platteville professor and the program’s instructor, said the certificate equips students with foundational skills on how the supply chain ecosystem works, from sourcing/procurement, to demand planning, warehousing, distribution and transportation.

“Through reading, research and application assignments focused on not just what supply chain concepts are, but how these concepts are applied in today’s supply chain environment is assessed,” said Allison. “From entry-level positions to senior executive roles, the demand for supply chain will continue to grow with the rise of online shopping and overall critical components of emerging industries, such as construction and other business to business industries.”

Students will explore several supply chain methodologies, including materials resource planning, Lean/Six Sigma, procurement, sourcing, demanding planning and forecasting. The goal is to apply critical thinking, problem-solving and overall ecosystem appreciation knowledge.

“This program focuses on modern supply chain methods and truly supports the areas of student interest,” said Allison. “Through a graduate book review project in the program, students get an opportunity to pick from several identified well-renowned books to study and provide the real-world application to their area of interest.”

Students whose interest in furthering their supply chain studies piqued through this course could apply this certificate toward the Master’s of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management – as long as they meet certain requirements. To sign up or learn more about the certificate program, click here.