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Bergen Community College

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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The CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT program covers all areas of supply chain management: materials management functions, cost analysis, supply chain identification, design and implementation, supply chain models, global supply chain management, technology, best practices, case examples, and supply chain next generation.


Participants will also discuss the blending of six sigma, lean, and lean six sigma with supply chain management. 


The Supply Chain Management Certificate program also supports the efforts of those who are preparing for the Institute for Supply Management’s CPSM and CSM and the APICS’s  CPIM and CSCP  examinations.


Program Outcome:


Participants will understand the various aspects of the supply chain concept.  They will be able to identify opportunities for improving materials management functions, map out and re-engineer internal and external processes, reduce organizational costs, and improve supplier and transportation network partner’s relationships


Program Topics:


The Supply Chain Management Certificate:


·         Defines and discusses the concept of Materials Management including supply management, inventory management and control, forecasting, warehousing, logistics, transportation, material handling receiving, shipping, and financial documents.

·         Defines supply chain management;  its evolution;  cost impact;, advanced principles;  the role of finance, marketing, sales, regulatory, quality, engineering, and legal in supply chain management; terminology; drivers; organizational intelligence; alignment; environmental factors; and SCM failures/successes.

·         Discusses organizational bottlenecks to supply chain success:  models such as Lean, Six Sigma, Demand Driven Supply Chain, SCOR; the service supply chain; supply chain design and implementation; tier management; supply and demand management; risk management; outsourcing; and the physical, relational, financial, and informational supply chain process mapping



·         Discusses the global supply chain, global logistics; importing/exporting processes;   global suppliers, international terminology; importing/exporting processes;  regulatory and legal  challenges; total landed costs; information resources; trade agreements; Incoterms; Harmonized Tariff Schedule; offshoring; Foreign and Free Trade Zones; cultural and business impact on the supply chain.

·         Discusses the impact and importance of technology on supply chain success.  The course will look at the evolution of technology and the Internet and how they are used in the supply chain including barcoding, Radio Frequency Identification, e-Commerce, the various enterprise systems, warehouse and transportation management software, customer and supplier relationship management, social networking, and cloud computing.  This discussion explores software systems, suppliers, and costs.

·         Discusses the best practice concept, benefit, challenges, and the process of best practice management.   The course introduces best practices in areas of quality, lean, supplier management, logistics, outsourcing, internal customer relations, execution, performance management, and the triple A’s (Agility, Alignment, Adaptability).

·         Provides case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented facets of supply chain management.  These cases include studies on business models; supply and demand management; collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment;  sales and operation planning; risk management; ethics, product/service life cycle management; returns management; green implementation; and tax-alignment in supply chain management.

·         Discusses the impact of supply chain management on organizations.  These impacts are revenue and profit growth, cost reductions, process improvement, asset management, and customer service. This segment looks at how an organization moves from a functional focus to a fully integrated supply chain organization. It provides a view of where supply chain management is headed and how to help one’s organization in embracing supply chain today and tomorrow. 



120 hours –This is a 14 week program; 3 hours on site per week and 2-three-hour

                    segments online per week


Trainer: Marilyn Gettinger, BS, MBA, CPM


Ms. Gettinger offers an employee-collaborative approach to defining, implementing and managing supply chain processes. She previously held key supply chain management roles with The Body Shop and Bristol-Myers. She is a program coordinator and instructor for the supply chain management certificate programs at Kean University and New Jersey Institute of Technology, and serves as chair and instructor for Union County College's project management certificate program.


Ms. Gettinger's degrees include an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in Business and Materials Management from Bloomfield College. She holds a Materials Management Certification, and is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) through the Institute for Supply Management.


Contact Ronald E. Mcknight for info: 201-612-5300 or rmcknight@bergen.edu

Have questions about CERTIFICATE IN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT? Contact Bergen Community College

When & Where

Bergen Community College
Technology Building Room 119
400 Paramus Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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