Set your career apart with advanced skills in managing complex supply chain issues. The Certificate in Supply Chain Management will train you in quantitative and analytical methods for measuring and benchmarking supply chain performance, and equip you to exceed business goals and objectives.

Who Should Pursue This Certificate

If you’re a professional looking for a deep understanding of supply chain issues and want to establish yourself as a leader and continuous learner in your organization, this program is designed for you.


Our Certificate in Supply Chain Management leverages expert (and local) learnings from a premier Supply Chain professional from Boeing with over 40+ years of local, regional, and global results, as well as experience as a supervisor and educator.

Through practical group projects, leveraging data analytics, and simulating best practices in supply chain management, students will learn a variety of tools and techniques with the aim for immediate business application.

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Translate business goals into operational excellence
  • Make integrated decisions driving capital exposure and subsequent cash flow liability
  • Adapt to changing market conditions by leveraging an organization’s core competencies, exceeding financial goals and objectives

Program Details

Length: 2 Quarters (20 Weeks)

Attendance: Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm

Start Date: Tuesday, September 26

Cost: $2,400

Location: SPU Campus

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What You'll Learn

Supply chain types, assembly plans, and shop floor conveyance; and supply chain performance measurement, assessment, and benchmarking

Integration between procurement, operations, and logistics management across a global supply chain

Inventory cost analysis, planning, and control

Methodologies for developing and implementing supply chain designs

The intricacies of purchasing, procurement, and sourcing activities, and their overall impact on the supply chain

You'll be equipped as a leader to translate business goals into operational excellence and exceed financial objectives

Program Schedule & Timeline

Length of certificate program: 2 quarters (20 weeks)
Start date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Attendance: 1 evening class per week: Tuesdays from 6pm-9pm (Thanksgiving week off)
Instructor: Steve Wise (Supply Chain Supervisor at Boeing, 30 years of experience)
Location: Seattle Pacific University Campus

The Certificate in Supply Chain Management is comprised of two courses:

Fall Quarter 2017: Introduction to Supply Chain Integration (10 weeks)
Winter Quarter 2018: Supply Chain Management II (10 weeks)

The course is structured to build competency areas (Case Study Analysis, Group/Team, and Presentation). Course work will be taught through:

  • Lectures and Guest Lectures
  • Individual & Group Activities
  • Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Readings


There are no formal prerequisites required for registration. To enroll, click below to be taken to Seattle Pacific University’s secure continuing education enrollment site.

Program Cost: $1,300/quarter OR $2,400 for the full certificate paid prior to the Fall Quarter start date ($400 savings)


Enroll for Fall at SPU's secure site.



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