: The supply chain management certification program is ideal for new students and those currently working in purchasing, supply chain management, logistics, or procurement.
The certification program introduces students to the fundamental principles of supply chain management, purchasing, and contracting.
Principles of Purchasing
Over the course of this module, you will learn the fundamental principles of the purchasing process including purchasing efficiency and organization. Topics include the administrative aspects of purchasing, purchasing methods, and how to optimize the procurement process.
Supply Chain Processes
Students examine the various aspects of the supply chain environment. Requirement systems and enterprise resource planning systems are amont the topics included in this teaching module. In addition, students learn about the relationships that exist between purchasing, vendor selection, supply sourcing, and the role technology plays in the supply chain process. Upon completing this module, you will have a firm understanding of planning, acquisition, flow, and distribution from raw materials to finished, marketable products.
Budgeting Process Fundamentals
This module covers the fundamentals of the budgeting process and provides students with an understanding of how to prepare and manage a budget.
The Procurement Process
In this module, you will become familiar with the fundamental principles that determine how suppliers are chosen throughout the various phases of the procurement process. You will also develop a solid understanding of the request for proposals (RFP) and contract bid processes and responses.
You will examine the various phases of the contracting process as you gain a solid understanding of purchase orders and supplier contracts. You will also explore the decision-making processes involved in vendor contracting.
Pricing and Cost Analysis
Over the course of this module, students learn a broad range of techniques used in evaluating pricing and costing. Topics include the various methods and techniques used to improve profitability and minimize losses. A variety of price comparison methods and strategic cost analysis are also explored over the course of this module.Instructor Description
: Katherine Pang, PhD, JD, LLM, MBA, MEd, MS
Dr. Pang has instructed, facilitated, and led numerous business skill courses including team building, building effective groups, and similar courses for several manufacturing companies including Weir SPM, Turbomeca, as well as the City of Arlington along with numerous top 100 law firms.
Dr. Pang served as a faculty member at the University of Texas at Tyler and has been an adjunct faculty member in the law and business/ schools of many universities including the Stern School of Business at New York University, the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, Pepperdine University, USC, Golden Gate University, the University of California, Irvine, Regent University, and Northeastern University. Dr. Pang received her B.A. from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School, her M.Ed from the University of Texas, her MBA, MS (Psychology), and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Pang also has two theology degrees.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of entrepreneurial and operational experience in professional services, manufacturing and education oriented companies. Dr. Pang has served as founder, president, CEO, COO and CFO of several companies over the last 15 years. Prior to forming Corporate Growth Strategists, Dr. Pang was recruited to serve initially as COO/CFO and General Counsel for a Dallas-based CNC precision and assembly manufacturing company to effectuate a restructure of corporate obligations and operations. The successful reduction in corporate indebtedness and the substantial increase in cash-flow flowing from operational and financial changes resulted in Dr. Pang’s promotion to interim CEO and General Counsel for a period of 12-months. Dr. Pang has also served as COO and General Counsel for Technology Training Services Corporation a technology training company delivering services in Europe under Unites States Government contracts. Dr. Pang was also the Manager, Firmwide Practice Section Development, Training and Forms for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Pang has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and delivery of educational courses and professional development and training content. She has been the CEO and Founder of three companies in the field of applied skills, active learning both in an ILT, CBT and Web-Based environment. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 65 business and law-related courses. In addition, Dr. Pang serves in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs. Dr. Pang has served as an SME for over 100 business and law-related courses. In addition, she has served in a consulting capacity for various institutions and organizations in designing and developing curricula, adopting new technologies, integrating technology with instruction and implementing training and professional education programs.
Dr. Pang has been a speaker at numerous e-learning conferences, including the MEC 2001 Conference sponsored by Arizona State University, the 2001 Conference on Training and Knowledge Management sponsored by Generation 21 Learning Management Systems; E-Learn 2005 and Online Educa Berlin 2005, AACE/ED Media 2006, E-Learn 2006, E-Learning Guild 2006, CELDA 2007, Learning Confere
The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Purchasing and Supply Chain Management: Analysis, Strategy, Planning and Practice
• Budgeting for Managers