Improve your job performance and marketability by mastering some of today’s most important business disciplines through certificate program offerings from Michigan State. Gain the versatile skills, immediately applicable knowledge and valuable credentials that can help you advance in your current career path or provide you with the flexibility to move into a new field or competitive industry with greater growth potential.
This program examines the critical role supply base management plays in the success and competitive positioning of an organization. It reveals the “how” and “why” of rethinking and evolving your current sourcing and supply base strategies. Discover the most effective methods for evaluating and negotiating with suppliers and creating sustainable competitive advantage for your organization and across the supply chain.
Supply chains are becoming ever more complicated due to changing technology, fluctuating supply costs and unpredictable economic factors. Purchasing managers must be highly adaptive, knowledgeable and prepared to implement supply management strategies that will function within an organization’s competitive goals. This professional development program can help you gain the techniques and know-how to answer these ever-present challenges. The program delves into the indispensable part strategic sourcing plays in any organization’s success.
This online program is ideal for professionals working in any operations capacity in the supply chain and is designed to provide insight into effective planning and operations, as well as the integrated supply chain overall. Master a variety of decision tools for maximum efficiency, improving your competitive performance and your bottom line. You’ll gain the ability to identify key elements of manufacturing planning and control (MPC) systems, while developing proactive leadership skills.
Gain critical insight into how to manage the flow of products from sourcing and acquisition through delivery to the customer. Benefitting procurement and sourcing professionals especially, this online program can help you achieve a competitive advantage through the development and implementation of a successful procurement strategy.
Supply chain function duties often overlap, especially at the highest levels. Master all facets of the new paradigm of supply chain management with this comprehensive, 100 percent online certificate program. Providing the essentials every supply chain professional needs in this competitive environment, this program covers end-to-end integration, value creation, supply chain innovation, market distribution, procurement, planning and control.
Master the supply function of supply chain management and learn to be more agile, informed and capable of developing proactive supply management strategies that align with your organization’s competitive objectives. You’ll gain critical insight using real-world case studies, time-tested strategies and knowledge from many leading campus-based master’s level faculty, who will teach you how to effectively evaluate and select suppliers as well as manage the flow of products from sourcing and acquisition through delivery to the customer.
Supply chain globalization has transformed how and where value is created – globalization is now embedded directly into an organization’s value proposition. The demand for supply chain professionals with capabilities of looking beyond borders and their functional roles increases as the rapid rate of globalization continues. Gain a competitive advantage in emerging global markets through the coordination and integration of your company’s logistics, operations, purchasing and market channels.
This online program is ideally suited for professionals looking to improve their skills and knowledge base across the functions within the integrated supply chain. From strategic sourcing and procurement to operations to logistics and distribution, this certificate provides tools and techniques you can apply in this rapidly changing industry.
This online program, benefitting professionals in all areas of the supply chain and more specifically those in the logistics and distribution area, is designed to provide successful strategies for an integrated supply chain. Learn how to drive operational excellence with logistical tools to maximize customer service and profitability in your market distribution strategy.
To successfully implement and execute a global strategy, managers across the organization need not only the ability to identify and leverage their company’s competitive advantages, but also the ability to build and manage business relationships across cultures. In this online certificate, you’ll explore how processes, people, culture and organizational structure work together to create a winning strategy in the competitive global economy.
Industry-wide, human resources is now recognized as a strategic partner in business success. Demand is high for HR professionals who can strategically manage and develop an effective workforce. Through this 100 percent online program, you will build the skills to align HR processes with overall organizational objectives, attract and retain top high-performance talent and maximize employee performance.
This online program benefits professionals across industries and levels who contribute to their organization’s performance. Master strategic management and decision making concepts, create competitive advantages and implement long-term strategies. Upon completion of this dynamic series, you’ll develop a comprehensive skill set to move business strategies from the “idea stage” to “big picture” implementation.
Organizations face change for a number of reasons – from adding a new sales process or a new department, to going paperless or going public. This online certificate program reveals how you can leverage change management strategies, leadership styles and workforce design to effectively initiate, implement and manage change. You’ll learn how to dig deep, identify needs, create solutions, empower and motivate action.
Data is everywhere. Key performance indicators, sales numbers, workforce rates – as a manager you are flooded by information every hour, minute and second. You frequently use this data to understand and measure what is happening in your business and why it’s happening. With the emerging capabilities of business analytics and big data, you have the opportunity to enhance your view of the world. With the Master Certificate in Business Analytics, you’ll discover how to leverage data from both inside and outside your organization to continue optimizing internal operations today, while creating the revolutionary strategies to safeguard sustainable business success tomorrow.
Negotiations aren’t limited to sales, contracts or interviews. The ability to negotiate effectively is a foundational skill for professionals of every type and industry. We negotiate frequently with internal and external customers, suppliers, employees, department leaders, bosses and more. Those who work in supply chain management negotiate the best deals for procurement and sourcing needs. Change managers must gain support for new ideas. And we all use negotiating skills and their counterpart, conflict resolution skills, to navigate the ups and downs of various kinds of relationships and situations.
In this 100 percent online course, you’ll strengthen your skill sets in intra-organizational, team, multi-party and cross-cultural negotiations. You’ll learn how to identify negotiation opportunities, address conflicts and gain an understanding of the unique challenges that exist when individuals, groups and organizations face potential or existing conflict.
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