Supply Chain Management Courses

The courses in our Certificate in Supply Chain Management program were developed to provide you with the specific skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the logistics industry. 

To earn your certificate¹, you must complete the requirements for a certificate in Supply Chain Management in addition to completing classes on topics that include, but are not limited to:

Courses Credits
SCM 201 Introduction to the Principles of Supply Chain Management and the Logistics Industry
Certificates available in Supply Chain Management Principles & Customer Service Operations
SCM 210 Transportation Management: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
Certificate available in Transportation Operations
SCM 215 Principles of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing in Supply Chain
Certificate available in Supply Management and Procurement
SCM 320 Inventory Management & Demand Planning
Certificates available in Inventory Management & Demand Planning
SCM 425 Design of the Supply Chain: The Role of Manufacturing & Warehouse Operations
Certificates available in Manufacturing and Service Operations & Warehousing Operations
Total Credits Required 15
¹SCPro™ certification is offered under the auspices of the Council for Supply Chain Professionals (CSCMP), a global leader in supply chain education and certification.

Course Descriptions


SCM 201 - Introduction to the Principles of Supply Chain Management and the Logistics Industry
3 Credits

This course will provide an overview of the fundamental elements of Supply Chain Management including, strategic sourcing, transportation, inventory management, demand planning & forecasting, manufacturing, distribution and customer service. The course focus is placed on developing an understanding of the flow of materials, information and cash from suppliers to customers in manufacturing, wholesale, service, health care and retail industries. The course will examine the interrelationships between logistics and other key organizational functions such as marketing, sales and finance. The course will also provide an overview of the logistics industry, its evolution and its future role. It provides the foundational knowledge that is covered in more depth in other courses in the minor and certificate.

SCM 210 - Transportation Management: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
3 Credits
The course will discuss the strategic role transportation plays in the 21st century economy and the complex global supply chain. The course will explore the economic foundation and rationale for transportation as well as its political and social importance. It provides an in depth evaluation of all modes of transportation, the cost considerations in transportation pricing and supply chain decisions. The course will explore some major challenges and issues such as infrastructure, environmental sustainability and technology. Prerequisite: SCM 201.

SCM 215 - Principles of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing in Supply Chain
3 Credits

This course describes the strategic approach to procurement / sourcing and the relationship with all elements of the supply chain. The course will define the strategic roles, responsibilities and design of the procurement organization. The course presents key strategic sourcing concepts, the importance of market intelligence in developing potential suppliers, and an understanding of the importance of supplier negotiations and contracts. It examines issues facing the purchasing organization in the 21st century such as technology, social responsibility, and environment sustainability. Prerequisite: SCM 201.

SCM 320 - Inventory Management and Demand Planning
3 Credits
This course examines all of the fundamental aspects of Demand Planning and, Inventory Management and Control. The course presents the different types of inventory and the role inventory plays within the supply chain. It examines tools and metrics for managing the demand planning process such as Economic Order Quantity Model (EOQ), methods to classify inventory (ABC Analysis), Inventory Turns, and total cost of managing inventory. The course will present the tools and technologies necessary for controlling inventory within the distribution center such as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS). The course will explore the impact of demand variability and inventory accuracy on the order management process and the customer experience. Prerequisite: SCM 201, MTH 140, CIS 107 or 234

SCM 425 - Design of the Supply Chain: The Role of Manufacturing & Warehouse Operations
3 Credits

The course explores the key elements of manufacturing and warehouse operations that impact the design and management of the supply chain. Topics covered in warehouse operations module include: The basic role of warehousing in the supply chain; strategic facility location and design strategies; facility storage configuration, material handling techniques, technology and equipment; the distinction between the role of a warehouse and the distribution center; and, metrics used to evaluate performance. Topics covered in the manufacturing operations module include: understanding various production strategies (make to stock, make to order); the hierarchy of the production planning & control process (material requirements planning MRP, capacity requirements planning CRP); fundamentals of quality improvement including tools and techniques such as Six Sigma Methodology, statistical process control & lean concepts. Prerequisite: SCM 201, MTH 140, CIS 107 or 234.

SCM 462 - Cooperative Education (Co-op) in Supply Chain
9 Credits

Ohio Dominican University’s cooperative education (co-op) gives students the opportunity to enrich their academic studies through engaging in significant professional experiences in supply chain in the fall or spring semester. A student is required to work in a paid position (at least 35 hours a week) for a period of 15 to 18 weeks. Co-op placements and activities are arranged in partnership with Ohio Dominican University, the student, and the representative from the sponsoring organization. An interested student needs to meet with the Career Development Center Staff and faculty advisor at least one semester before the intended co-op term to find and apply for co-op opportunities. The co-op must be a new professional experience in supply chain. Grading will be on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: SCM 320 or 425, junior or senior standing, consent of academic advisor and division chair, minimum GPA of 2.5

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