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The ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)
(leading to ExpertRating Supply Chain Management Skills Certification).

Learn how to apply the essentials of supply chain management (SCM). Discover the finer points of SCM including manufacturing strategy, inventory budgeting and management, lean manufacturing, total quality management (TQM), Six Sigma, total employee involvement (TEI), the theory of constraints (TOC), manufacturing technology, and facility selection. Add increased value to your organization by applying these innovative concepts and improving company processes. Learn how to supplement existing supply chain management fundamentals, such as S&OP, MPS, and MRP with cutting-edge, progressive methods. In this six-week online course, you will learn everything you need to improve quality and satisfy customers.

You'll learn about enterprise and distribution resource planning (ERP and DRP), discover statistical process control (SPC), and find out why ISO and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award are so important. You will also learn how to reduce manufacturing set-up time and how to make an effective facility layout.  

This course will help you prepare for the internationally-recognized Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam offered by APICS®.  


Buy the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)- $129.99

This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Tony Swaim.

Tony Swaim

About the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) instructor : Tony Swaim has helped many clients, colleagues, and students reach their professional and personal goals. He has been an online instructor since 1998 and has taught at colleges and universities across the United States since 1981. His focus areas are project management, purchasing, continuous process improvement (CPI)/Six Sigma, and supply chain management. Tony manages a successful consulting firm, and his industry experience includes 20 years of supply chain management. He earned an MBA from California State University, Long Beach, and holds professional certifications in six disciplines, including the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  Supply Chain Management Applications Course requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) you need Completion of Tony Swaim's Supply Chain Management Fundamentals course. Internet access, e-mail, and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
"Tony is fantastic, he made me understand more the everyday things I do, and how they work. I have already recommended this course to numerous people that I work with."

"Tony is fantastic, he made me understand more the everyday things I do, and how they work. I have already recommended this course to numerous people that I work with."
"This course was useful to me in understanding the latest concepts in supply chain. I have been able to learn where my skills need updating. Thank you."

"Thanks for the interesting lessons during this course. I got 100 percent ( I had to second quests myself on a few) ...I hope to see you soon."

Buy the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)- $129.99

ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)

(leading to ExpertRating Supply Chain Management Skills Certification)

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ExpertRating is a trusted name in online testing and certification with over 200,000 certified professionals in over 60 countries in more than 200 skill areas. ExpertRating offers its testing services to the world's best companies such as Convergys Corp, UPS, GAP, Sony, Coke, Citrix, Deltek Corp, IKEA Systems and Ericsson to name a few. See where ExpertRating Certified Professionals are working.

 It is very safe to buy from ExpertRating. Apart from being an ISO 9001:2000 company, it is a Square Trade business member since 2002 and HackerSafe approved. ExpertRating has certified Several thousand individuals who are working with leading companies across the US and other countries. View list.

When you choose the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) you can be sure that you are buying a premium International certification that is recognized by hundreds of employers and Government bodies in the US and other countries.


 With ExpertRating you get certified quickly online and you are equipped with a store house of information through the in-depth ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) courseware which has been developed by experienced Supply Chain Business Administrators.

 The ExpertRating Supply Chain Management Skills Certification is by far the best value for money instructor led Supply Chain Management Program at $129.99.


Some Popular questions and answers about this ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) & Certification:

 How much does the Supply Chain Management Certification cost and what does it include?

You can buy this ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) leading to Supply Chain Management Skills certification at a special offer price of only $129.99 which includes the in-depth ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)courseware and exam fee. This is the best value for money Supply Chain Management Program available till date. You get the following services within the USD $129.99 fee.

     In-depth ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)courseware including scenarios and examples.

     An instructor to guide you through the course and to whom you can direct your questions.

     World wide airmail delivery of the hard copy Supply Chain Management Certificate. The Supply Chain Management certificate can be used to prove your certified status and does not mention the words "online".

     An online transcript that can be used to prove your certified credentials on the internet at any time.

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How do I get certified?

The process of getting yourself certified is very simple. All you have to do is buy the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)courseware (which would take you 6 weeks) and complete the final Supply Chain Management certification exam at your convenience. You can complete the exam within 2 months of buying the Supply Chain Management certification. The result of the exam appears as soon as it is completed, and your Supply Chain Management certificate is mailed immediately.

What learning aids will I get?

The ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) includes the following learning aids:

24 x 7 hour access to the courseware. A printer friendly version of the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) is also provided

A friendly instructor to answer your questions online

A discussion area to have your questions answered

Chapter end quizzes to ensure that you are learning important aspects of every chapter

Chapter assignments to help you practically use the Supply Chain Management skills that you will learn during the Supply Chain Management Course.

What is the final exam like?

The final exam is fully based upon the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) courseware that is provided along with the Supply Chain Management certification. If you have gone through the courseware properly you should not have a problem clearing the exam. The exam consists of multiple choice questions from all chapters of the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) courseware.

What are the course start dates?

ExpertRating instructor led courses commence every month, you can always choose a suitable date for your course commencement in any month. To see available course start dates, please click on the "Enroll now" button. All courses run for six weeks, with a two-week grace period at the end. Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. You do not have to be present when the lesson is released, but you must complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

A new section of each course starts on the second or third Wednesday of each month. If enrolling in a series of two or more courses please be sure to space the start date for each course at least two months apart.


Buy the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced)- $129.99


According to a survey conducted by, the median annual salaries of the top Supply Chain Management Executives, range from $158,918 to $262,971.

The Supply Chain Management is the process of planning, executing and managing the actions of the supply chain. A supply chain constitutes the movement and storage of the reserves, supplies and finished goods from the point-of-origin to the point-of-consumption. The Supply Chain Managers synchronize and amalgamate these flows both within and among companies. The main job of a Supply Chain executive or Manager is to manage the supply chain so that the cycle time can be reduced. The supply chain should be planned and implemented in a manner that there is coordination in the supply system.


Most organizations require the prospective Supply Chain Management executives to hold a bachelor’s degree. Work experience is an added advantage. The ExperRating Supply Chain Management Certification will further make you confident to take up this job by equipping you with the requisite knowledge and skills to be successful in this field.

ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Advanced) Coverage (6 weeks program)

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

An organizational strategy does two things: satisfy customers and generate profits. In this lesson, you'll learn all about the strategic planning process and see how corporate, business, and manufacturing strategies all come together. This lesson will also explore the elements that make up manufacturing strategy and discuss manufacturing strategy alternatives.

Friday - Lesson 02

Discover that managing inventory is similar to walking on a high-wire at the circus. If you lean too much to the left or right, you'll fall into the safety net. The same applies to inventory. If you decrease it too much, you can't supply customers. If you increase it too much, you create excess inventory. One of the goals of this course is to help you keep enough inventory to make everyone happy. To achieve this, this lesson will discuss the purposes and types of inventory, and how to apply costs to them.  

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

A wise person once told some one that managing inventory was as easy as ABC. Since that person was struggling to meet inventory goals, he/or she didn't believe him. But he was right. In this  lesson, you'll learn how the ABC classification can enable you to get on top of your inventory game. This lesson will also take time to examine the economic order quantity (EOQ) approach to balancing inventory costs.

Friday - Lesson 04

Lean manufacturing is intriguing because it is both a philosophy (a way of thinking) and a methodology (a way of doing things). This lesson will talk about lean manufacturing basics, examine its benefits, and discuss the mechanics. It will touch on many of the highlights of lean manufacturing including kanbans, pull system, quality at the source, group technology, and mixed-model scheduling.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

This lesson will continue to paw through the lean manufacturing toolbox to find out what is still needed to be examined. It will also discuss how many firms struggle with lean manufacturing because they don't follow a sound implementation process. You'll see what it takes to implement and successfully use lean manufacturing, and discover the role that suppliers play in it.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson will examine the world of quality. It will look at why quality is important, define it, discuss what makes up a quality philosophy, and examine quality objectives. Next, it will examine total quality management (TQM) and get acquainted with its concepts. Finally, the lesson will cover Six Sigma—discussing its define, measure, analyze, improve, and control (DMAIC) structure that gives it its power and purpose.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

An organization won't get too far with lean manufacturing and quality if it doesn't have people who display the right attitudes and behaviors. So, this lesson will examine total employee involvement (TEI) as a means of achieving organizational excellence. It will discuss the nature of TEI, look at its origin, identify the benefits, and review management's responsibility. You'll learn the mechanics of TEI and identify what it takes to propose ideas and make suggestions. Then the lesson will wrap things up by considering what it means to be a team and by going through the stages of team development.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson will tackle the theory of constraints (TOC). TOC is a relatively new arrival to supply chain management. Although it has a unique identity, TOC shares concepts with lean manufacturing and Six Sigma. It will cover the nature and history of TOC, how to define a constraint, and see how TOC uses financial and operational performance measurements. You'll discover some new terms such as drum, buffer, and rope, and tools such as the reality tree and the evaporating cloud. You'll also find out how to implement TOC and see how it compares to lean manufacturing.

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Statistical process control (SPC) has helped many firms enhance quality. It preceded Six Sigma in terms of applying statistical methods to understanding and improving quality. This lesson will look at its origins and examine how it's used. Next, it will switch gears and explore two ways to create a quality system: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). While both were created in 1987, they differ in their approach and also, their focus—one is international while the other is used only in the United States. By the end of the lesson, you'll understand why firms that embrace SPC, ISO, and the MBNQA outperform those that don't.

Friday - Lesson 10

Learn all about technology and how it affects manufacturing operations. You will discover the nature of technology and determine how to implement it. This lesson will look at a number of technologies including computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), flexible manufacturing system (FMS), and bar coding.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and distribution resource planning (DRP) are powerful software choices. While ERP has made a few software companies wealthy, many firms struggle with its implementation and use. Nevertheless, ERP is one of the most visible industrial software products in the world. By contrast, DRP is not as visible, especially as stand-alone software. This lesson will look at the origin of ERP, its challenges, and a plan for implementing it. Then it will review DRP and use a case study to illustrate how it works.

Friday - Lesson 12

Finding the right facility, and designing and implementing a layout are essential to making sure you have sufficient capacity. So the final lesson will take a detailed look at these issues. To help you make the right choices, this lesson will look at the factors that you need to consider and examine tools that will help you with the process.

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