UW-Platteville launches Supply Chain Management certificate program

supply chain management

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of its new Supply Chain Management certificate program.

The program offers a curriculum designed to introduce students to the ever-expanding world of global supply chain management and the many processes comprising it. The course content emphasizes lessons in Inventory, Management, Distribution and Production Planning.

Program instructor Mary Bartling is interested to see what students gravitate toward and hopes the chosen content serves as an informative welcome to the industry.

“Supply Chain Management is everything in today’s world,” said Bartling. “From an Amazon package to anything you pick up at a retail store, there are numerous processes involved in bringing a product to the consumer’s hand. I hope by taking this program students will see the big picture.”

Bartling is someone who sees the bigger picture herself, having previously worked for renowned companies like Harley Davidson, MillerCoors, and General Electric, before joining UW-Platteville as a professor in 2016. She brings with her over a decade of industry experience to this latest offering. 

The 100% online program is delivered in a hybrid, asynchronous model designed to fit working professionals' busy schedules. The program includes three 4-week courses, with the first cohort beginning June 7. The courses include: 

  • Inventory Planning and Control, Materials Management and Production Planning Systems
  • Capacity Management, Production Activity Control, Demand Forecasting and Inventory Fundamentals
  • Physical Inventory, Lean Processes, Physical Distribution, Products and Processes and Quality Management 

The courses can be taken individually or all together. Students who complete all courses with an average grade of B or better earn 1.5 Continuing Education Units and are better positioned for pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in integrated supply chain management, both offered at UW-Platteville. 

“This certificate program is a great opportunity for students to test the waters,” Bartling said. “I like to take lessons I learned from the industry and bring them into the classroom, and students have really liked that. Supply chain management is a really hot field now, and if some feel this is the right fit for them I’d certainly recommend advanced studies.”

To learn more about or register for the program, click here. Prospective learners are also encouraged to contact continuing@uwplatt.edu with any questions.