Supply Chain Management

4 Credits: Production


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Supply Chain Management

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Production

Course Description

The quality of an organization’s supply chain will drive its overall success. In the Supply Chain Management course, we cover the components of a supply chain management system, and how it can be configured to enhance overall effectiveness. The topics covered include inventory reduction concepts, risk reduction, supplier ranking systems, quality management, and several related software applications.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the different levels of supplier.
  • Specify the advantages of maintaining a smaller supplier base.
  • Describe the issues related to global sourcing.
  • Identify how a countertrade agreement works.
  • Specify how to develop deeper supplier relations.
  • Identify how to run a collaborative negotiation process.
  • Recall the characteristics of a lead supplier.
  • Specify how the bullwhip effect occurs.
  • Describe what is needed to run automatic supplier replenishments.
  • Specify the different types of supply chain risk mitigation techniques.
  • Recall how customers perceive quality in a product or service.
  • Specify the characteristics of kaizen.
  • Identify the 14 points for management promulgated by William Edwards Deming.
  • Recall which types of waste would be eliminated with a lean practices initiative.
  • Recall the contents of a service-level agreement.
  • Specify what a supplier performance index tracks.
  • Identify the characteristics of the different forms of logistics transport.
  • Recall the characteristics of intermodal transportation.
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
March 13, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …