Techniques and Tools for Decision-Making and Process Improvement

Designed For
Professionals who want to work in supply chain logistics and to better understand the costs and benefits to different tactical decisions
Dates
March 19 – April 20, 2018
Delivery
Online | Instructor-led
Cost
$487 (+ $60 registration fee)
Length
Five weeks Plan for 3-8 hours of work per week
Units
2.5 Units | 25 Hours 
Contact
PACE@oregonstate.edu
541-737-4197

Ask us about Corporate Training. We can customize this program to fit your organization's specific needs.

Tactical decisions in supply chain management are designed to develop products at the lowest costs. These decisions are made within the framework of higher-level strategic supply chain decisions and depend on the particular product being developed. Tactical decisions can affect any level of the supply chain, including transportation and network planning, facilitation location choices, vehicle routing, scheduling, production planning, and supplier negotiations. These decisions are supported by data and network models that provide insight into logistical options.

In this course, you will learn techniques and tools required for decision-making in supply chain logistics and operations. By the end of this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Compare and contrast different transportation modes for efficiency
  • Understand inventory management and warehouse design
  • Develop a supplier selection process, including strategic sourcing
  • Manage product, process, and/or service quality
  • Make data-driven decisions based on supply chain models and statistics

Successful supply chain management is dependent on making tactical decisions that lower costs, improve customer satisfaction, and connect with your organization's strategic goals. Upon completion of this course, you will develop an understanding of the logistics network and to make decisions that optimize facilities, materials, and transportation.

This course is a part of the Supply Chain Management Certificate, which includes:

  • Compare and contrast different transportation modes for efficiency
  • Understand inventory management and warehouse design
  • Develop a supplier selection process, including strategic sourcing
  • Manage product, process, and/or service quality
  • Make data-driven decisions based on supply chain models and statistics