Sustainable Supply Chain Management Career Prep

90 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This course will be discontinued on November 1st, 2019.   No further enrollments will be allowed.

As a Sustainable Supply Chain Manager you will need to develop action plans, and implement green supply chains. This course provides a firm foundation for supply change management and tips to help you implement green initiatives. In this course you will learn to make concrete supply chain decisions and identify lean and green savings for supply chains.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Sigrid Ferguson Green, MSEd in Instructional Design for Online Learning, MS Human Resource Management, with over 15 years of experience in training and development/education. Her experience has been to lead teams of Instructional Designers, and managed curricula for companies such as: American Express and Assurant. Her experience includes but is not limited to the following: technical writing, web design, training, instructional design, graphic design, and curriculum development.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Defining the Supply Chain

In this lesson you will learn the supply chain management is a vital, yet often underappreciated facilitator of trade that fosters customer convenience, business success, and societal development. Consumers benefit greatly from supply chain management, yet few people think about the planning, cost, or activities involved in getting fuel to the filling station, fresh foods to the store shelf, or essential medical supplies to the hospital emergency room.

Lesson 2: Supply Chain Structure, Processes, and Trade-Offs

In this lesson you will learn valuable insights on important supply chain elements. It addresses supply chain flows because these requirements drive development of the structure, processes, and trade-offs. An important overview of supply chain structures is provided.

Lesson 3: Key Strategic Principles

In this lesson you will identify the principles and strategies for establishing efficient, effective, and sustainable supply chains. You will focus on the conceptual drivers and enablers of supply chain management. 

Lesson 4: Supply Chain Information and Technology

In this lesson you will learn about supply chain information requirements, value, and challenges. You will learn about technology considerations along with a discussion of supply chain information system elements. You will receive an in-depth review of key supply chain software tools and supporting technologies.

Lesson 5: Managing the Global Chain

In this lesson you will learn the management of a global supply chain network must effectively coordinate the functional activities of the various organizations of a supply chain network. There are many challenges to coordinating multiple functional areas of multiple firms across a complex and geographically dispersed global network.

Lesson 6: World Class Supply Chain Performance

In this lesson you will learn about the need for supply chain performance measurement and provide the rationale that companies use when creating their supply chain metrics. The chapter is organized into five sections. You will learn the role of measurement in supply chains and distinguish between qualitative and quantitative measures. 

Lesson 7: The Supply Chain of the Future

In this lesson you will learn ten major issues that will drive change and create challenges in supply chains in the coming years. Though the list is by no means comprehensive, each issue warrants the attention of supply chain managers. These driving forces include a variety of people, process, and technology considerations that will influence the success of the supply chain, the organization, and its stakeholders.

Lesson 8: Lean Sustainable Technologies

In this lesson you will learn the internal supply chain is composed of the technologies that can be used to make the corporation and its employees more productive. Implementation leads to lowering the amount of space and resources necessary to perform the job. This represents the definition of Lean and Green sustainability.

Lesson 9: An Introduction to Distribution Resource Management and Joint Order Allocation

In this lesson you will learn about Distribution Resource Management, the buying and storing of imported goods for sales, and the Lean and Green effect of the distribution requirements planning (DRP).

Lesson 10: The Visual and Visible Supply Chain

In this lesson you will learn the difference between the visual and visible supply chain. The visible and the visual supply chain is often overlooked or not understood.

Lesson 11: Internal Supply Chain

In this lesson you will learn about waste reduction and how to electronically capture the paper-flow process.

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**