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Supply Chain Management is on the radar for C-Level executives as both a competitive threat and opportunity.  Do you have a strategy for your supply chain?  Is it aligned?  Do you know and understand the decisions and tradeoffs you have to make?  If you answered no to any of these questions, you need to attend this program.  Upon completion of this course you will not only understand the above, you will have a completed plan created for your own supply chain.
One-month course; Chuck Nemer.
Unit 1: Creating Your Supply Chain Strategy
Supply chain decisions related to Supply Chain Strategy
Research on topic of supply chain strategy
Play The Fresh Connection Simulation
Debrief your results
Create a supply chain strategy for your work, get feedback from your colleagues and submit your findings for grading
Unit 2: Mapping Your Supply Chain
Supply chain alignment of decisions
Research on topic of supply chain decision alignment
Play The Fresh Connection Simulation
Debrief your results
Create a map for your work on what aligned decisions would look like back at work for your recommended strategy
Unit 3: Collaboration in a Customer Focused Process
Collaboration in a customer focused process
Research on topics of supply chain collaboration and supply chain customer focus
Play The Fresh Connection Simulation
Create a process flowchart to be followed back at your work for collaboration and customer focus when making supply chain decision. 
Unit 4: Tradeoffs and the Supply Chain
Read related content on tradeoffs
Research on topics of tradeoffs and the supply chain
Play The Fresh Connection Simulation
Create a job aid for your work identifying its tradeoffs, the implications and impact, and the decision to be made.  

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

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It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings

  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides

  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned

  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):
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$245 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor
Chuck Nemer is a trainer/consultant with 39 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Lean, Leadership, and APICS. He also teaches Operations Management at an urban based university in St Paul Mn. He is active locally and nationally in his APICS professional society, in the areas of instructor development and curriculum development.  His current efforts are taking the training he delivers and moving it from lecture and Powerpoint based, to interactive based learning. Using The Fresh Connection supply chain simulation, Chuck has completely changed his class environments from listening and watching; to play, learn by doing, and demonstration of competency.
Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives:
- Understand how having a supply chain strategy is important to achieving and sustaining business success
- Learn the value of making decisions that are aligned with and in support of the supply chain strategy
- Illustrate how a process of effective collaboration across the supply chain can build trust among the supply chain and ensure more effective decisions
- Realize having a customer centered process for decision making connects a supply chain successfully
- Identify the basic decisions and tradeoffs that must be addressed for successful supply chain management
Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes:
- Create a supply chain strategy and aligned decisions successfully for the simulation in the class
- Apply the process of creating a supply chain strategy and aligned decisions back at work
- Develop a framework for making customer focused decisions necessary to achieve successful supply chain performance
- Design a work oriented job aid for assisting in making decisions given the situational context faced



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