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Operations

Whether you work in manufacturing or service, our operations courses provide the knowledge needed to improve quality, boost customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and streamline operations. You’ll be introduced to the tools, techniques and best practices that are proven effective in any business environment.

Courses include:

  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management Basics
  • Logistics and Distribution Management
  • Procurement and Supply Management
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Professional Development Institute

Logistics and Distribution Management

Certificate Estimated length: 6 hours
Access Time: 180 days
.6 CEUs | 6 PDUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $149

This course explores the fundamental concepts and ideas of logistics and distribution management. It delves into the various logistics information management systems, analyzes their financial aspects and technological influences, and explains how to manage and measure their performance. This course is divided into modules that explain logistics management, inventory management, and warehousing and distribution. Throughout these modules, course participants will review and distinguish between inbound logistics, outbound logistics, reverse logistics, and third-party logistics; explore the tools and techniques for tracking and valuing inventory, including ABC analysis; and learn the functions of packaging and methods for transporting goods through simple and complex distribution channels.

Operations Management

Certificate Estimated length: 10 hours
Access Time: 180 days
1.0 CEUs | 10 PDUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $299

This course explores the fundamental concepts and theories practitioners will need to successfully guide operations in manufacturing and service organizations. Modules in this self-paced course introduce key foundational material, describe the interplay of supply chains and demand management, and explain the role that processes and process management play in robust operations. Specific tools, techniques, and methodologies (including Lean, total quality management, and Six Sigma) are presented to show their applicability to operational strategies.

Procurement and Supply Management

Certificate Estimated length: 8 hours
Access Time: 180 days
.8 CEUs | 8 PDUs
Delivery: Online
Cost: $199

This course explains the evolution from the transactional purchasing or procurement function into the strategic process of supply management. It introduces key concepts and ideas that can be used to successfully source and manage suppliers and to deal with issues that may arise across the supply chain. The course is divided into modules that explain supply management basics; describe strategic, ethical, and sustainable sourcing; and discuss supply chain leadership and integration. Course participants will explore supply management from several viewpoints; align sourcing, communication, and management strategies; and incorporate ethical and sustainable practices into the supply chain. Trends and changes to the profession due to the Internet and emerging technologies are also discussed.

Supply Chain Management Basics

Certificate Estimated length: 10 hours
Access Time: 180 days
1.0 CEUs | 10 PDUs
Cost: $299.00

As a supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. This course introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.

Certificate courses, offered by a trusted partner, are self-paced and can be conveniently accessed anytime and anywhere from a computer with an internet connection. Courses are engaging and include real-world examples, videos, interactive games, assessments, and focused instruction. An "Ask the Expert" feature allows you to pose course-related questions and receive feedback within 24 hours. Courses are accessible, customizable, integrated, printable and mobile-friendly.

Keystone College reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled, registrants will be notified and a refund will be processed. Requests for refunds for withdrawals must be submitted in writing five days prior to the start of the program. Refunds will not be issued for failure to attend a program.

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