May 19 - June 23, 2021
Six Wednesday evenings
Faced with growing unpredictability, turbulent markets, low-cost competition and increasing customer demands, many firms are in the process of reconfiguring their supply chains to reduce costs, increase resilience, improve quality, provide more customized products and services and provide faster response to customer needs.
Through this certificate program, you will learn best practices in supply chain management across a variety of areas to formulate strategies for coping with increasing volatility, unpredictability and disruption risks in supply, demand and the external environment.
By completing this program, you will be able to undertake more effective supply chain actions that will enable you to:
If you wish to stay current in state-of-the-art supply chain management practices and digital supply chain technologies, including business data analytics, blockchain, Internet of Things, and harnessing social media channels, this certification is for you.
This program will also help prepare you if you are seeking such professional certifications as Certified Supply Chain Professional or Certified in Production and Inventory Management with the Association for Supply Chain Management; as well as certifications of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and Institute for Supply Management.
The program consists of six 2-hour interactive lecture sessions, based on specific learning objectives for each of the topic areas mentioned above. Sessions will be delivered via Zoom meetings. The program also includes weekly quizzes and problem-solving through short cases, along with spreadsheet-based tools and techniques for supply chain design, inventory management and optimization of sourcing and distribution networks. A basic knowledge of MS Excel is required.
For participants in the continental U.S., your certificate will be sent via United States Postal Service upon completion of the program. For participants outside the continental U.S., certificates will be sent via United Parcel Service.
UB Distinguished Professor
Operations Management and Strategy
Nallan Suresh, PhD, specializes in manufacturing, global logistics and supply chain management. He is a leading researcher and educator in supply chain management, lean manufacturing, logistics management and production planning and control. He is also associate director of UB’s Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics.
Suresh is author of the book, Group Technology and Cellular Manufacturing (Kluwer-Springer). He is a recipient of the Alfred Bodine/Society of Manufacturing Engineers Award for Studies in Machine Tool Economics; the Joseph T.J. Stewart Faculty Scholarship; and the Sustained Achievement Exceptional Scholar Award at State University of New York.
His current research is in the areas of supply chain agility, disruption risk mitigation and response and application of blockchain and IoT technologies in supply chains. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and other universities for many years.
Suresh has conducted numerous training programs for senior executives in the U.S., Netherlands, China, India, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and other countries for more than two decades.
Payment must be received by program start date to be granted access.
Payment can be made in two ways:
A 75% discount is available to a limited number of Executive MBA alumni through the Alumni Advantage program. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Office of Professional and Executive Development at email@example.com.
Program registrations are fully refundable until the day before the program starts.