Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

Rutgers Business School’s Center for Supply Chain Management is pleased to announce a three-day certificate program developed in cooperation with leading industry experts. This exciting program covers the major aspects of supply chain management, including strategy, sourcing and procurement, logistics, operations and organizational alignment. Learn how to execute a strategic supply chain management plan that is grounded in today’s business needs for competitive effectiveness and operations efficiency.

Supply chain management is a business integrating process used to create and sustain competitive advantage based on the delivery to customers of basic (expected) and value-added (unexpected) services. SCM is led by senior line executives (internal and external) who work together seeking to optimize information, product service, and cash flows from the purchase of raw materials to the delivery and disposal of finished products. Properly implemented SCM will achieve significant strategic objectives in productivity and quality improvements, cost reductions, development of innovative services, and productive internal and external relationships.

Program Highlights

  • Principles of supply chain strategy and how to link them to business strategy
  • Why SCM must be implemented as a multifunctional process
  • Aligning resources and organizations for effective management of the supply chain
  • How to track performance over your supply chain
  • A full range of world-class SCM benefits—beyond cost reduction
  • Considerations in managing more effective internal and external relationships
  • How sourcing and procurement affect the bottom line
  • Best practices for managing your suppliers
  • The green supply chain
  • Challenges that result from the globalization of supply chains
  • Current trends in operations and logistics management
  • Transportation issues
  • How to implement strategies that help your supply chain make and deliver your products to the market faster, better and cheaper—all in a highly cost-effective manner

What makes Rutgers' Certificate Program unique and vital?

  • We offer a complete “end-to-end” view of SCM strategy. Sourcing and procurement, logistics, operations, strategy and organizational alignment are all included in the program.
  • This program has been crafted with a clear bias towards communicating practical lessons in supply chain strategy and implementation. Students should expect to take away actionable and proven ideas for implementation tailored to their business.
  • Rutgers faculty members, with well-established research records, have been carefully selected as seminar leaders based on their areas of expertise and experience.
  • Many of our presenters are senior corporate executives with extensive practical experience in management of the supply chain.
  • We emphasize the importance of implementation and the development of a personal action plan.
  • Because we are part of a major research university, we can award meaningful certificates to qualified participants who successfully complete the program.

Application Deadline

  • Deadline: May 20, 2019
  • Tuition Fee: $2,600
  • Early registration by March 17, 2019 gets a 10% discount.

Fee includes all instructional costs, program materials, continental breakfasts and lunches. Fee does not include hotel accommodations.

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Who is qualified to attend this program?

This Rutgers Certificate program is designed for high-potential executives, directors, and managers. Participants should have at least five years of managerial experience in a decision-making capacity in any functional area. Participants are expected to complete assigned readings and case studies. Active classroom participation is anticipated.

Previous attendees have said the following about the Rutgers certificate program:

  • "It helped close the gaps between what I already knew about the supply chain."
  • "Being in a room with my peers was invaluable.  Prior to this conference, I had thought the members of my supply chain team were the only ones with these kinds of challenges and issues."
  • "I got a sense of all the worlds within the supply chain."
  • "Very informative and valuable not only for general knowledge acquisition, but also for daily business implementation and strategic planning."
  • "It provided an opportunity to listen to leaders in industry mixed with leaders in academia."
  • "I understand now even more than I did before how big an impact the supply chain has on shareholder value and how much it drives shareholder value."
  • "It described the supply chain from beginning to end and showed how each part of the process applies not only to the entire supply chain but to the entire organization."
  • "Fascinating… the way the whole conference was executed."
  • "Hearing from my colleagues from various industries with similar situations is both refreshing and insightful."
  • "If I follow the rules I learned here, I have a very good chance of improving the weaknesses in my supply chain."
  • "It crystallized how supply chain management has changed from strictly a purchasing function to a tactical, strategic function which affects the bottom line of the whole company."
  • "I gained an understanding of how I fit into the entire end-to-end supply chain process."

Program Agenda

Wednesday, May 29
Source and Make

  • Day starts at 8:30am
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Best practices in procurement
  • Supplier strategies
  • Green supply chain
  • Day ends at 5:00pm

Thursday, May 30
Deliver and Logistics

  • Day starts at 8:30am
  • Operations management
  • Logistics management
  • Transportation issues
  • Day ends at 5:00pm

Friday, May 31
Strategy/Organizational Alignment

  • Day starts at 8:30am
  • SCM strategy & execution
  • Organizational alignment
  • Awarding of certificates
  • Day ends at 3:00pm

Program Speakers

Speakers will include: Distinguished Members of RBS Supply Chain Faculty and Industry Supply Chain Experts from our Corporate Sponsors and Partners.


The program will take place in Rutgers Business School’s Livingston campus located at 100 Rockefeller Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Room location and additional logistics information will be included in the confirmation letter.

Program Acknowledgements

Rutgers Business School's Center for Supply Chain Management could not have made this program possible without the generous support and cooperation of our member companies. We gratefully acknowledge their unique contribution in the areas of course content, agenda, and lecture presentations. Our sponsors include:

  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dell
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Marotta Controls Inc.
  • Monument Chemical
  • Panasonic
  • Pfizer
  • PSE&G
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Schindler Elevator
  • UPS
  • Verizon
  • WeiserMazars, LLP


Please contact the Center for Supply Chain Management at 973-353-1218 or