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ISM-CT Online: "Foundations of Supply Management" earn 14 CEH

March 15, 2018
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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On-line Course


Foundations of Supply Management

This six week online course addresses the essential foundations of supply management as they relate to a global supply chain. Participants will take a 360-degree approach to supply management and learn how to leverage the underlying processes including choosing the right supplier, maximizing supplier performance, addressing the legal and ethical issues found in a global supply chain and identify the basic economic and operational issues driving supplier performance. This course is geared to those with less than 5 years active supply management experience, and any members of the organization who's work impacts supplier performance including those in materials management, operations, engineering, finance and administration.


§  Module One: Supply Management Essentials

§  Module Two: Supplier Selection and Evaluation

§  Module Three: Managing and Improving Supplier Performance

§  Module Four: Legal and Ethical Issues in Supply Management

§  Module Five: Supply Management Economics



The Online Process


These interactive and instructor lead courses are offered fully online using the CANVAS learning management system. This is an asynchronous process where students log on at their convenience, typically 4-5 days a week, to access content including lectures, podcasts, videos, and relevant articles and links from business and industry sources. Each week there will be two or three discussion questions posted in an interactive forum where students will post 100 to 250 word answers to pertinent questions and comment on the post of others, adding to the collaborative feel of the class. In addition, there will be a weekly assessment assigned that will integrate the course content with real life activities in their own departments and organizations. A companion supply management related book provides additional structure to the course.


These courses are not self-directed study. They are content rich courses focused on the objectives of the course with the instructor as an active participant. In an asynchronous online course there are no scheduled group meetings. Each student is responsible to access the course content, participate in discussion forums, and complete the assessments. The learning management system is quite easy to use and participants will find it intuitive. The instructor is also available to solve technology and interface issues should they occur. Note that CANVAS can be accessed from mobile devices.


The Instructor 


Rich Weissman, an experienced supply chain management practitioner and educator, works with businesses to build scalable and sustainable supply chain strategies. His focus includes strategic sourcing, sales and operations planning, process improvement, and sales and customer service management. Weissman teaches operations and supply chain management, strategy and policy, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and has 20 years of online teaching experience. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. Weissman earned an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University. He writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain.







$259.00 ISM-CT Members

$359.00 Non-Members