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

Supply chain management professionals play a key role in capturing customer demands, creating forecasts, developing schedules, ordering and managing inventory, controlling production orders, and maximizing customer satisfaction.

This course will help you succeed in the supply chain management field. You will learn which actions to take when confronted by almost any situation. You'll understand how to represent top management's interests on the shop floor, and you'll know how to translate such initiatives as strategic planning, sales and operations planning, and new product introduction into achievable, operational plans.  

You'll understand all the necessary elements to fulfill the requirements of a formal supply chain cycle beginning with developing long-range production, sales, and capacity plans and ending with planning, implementing, and controlling daily manufacturing schedules. You'll master the fundamentals of supply chain management, including customer demand forecasting, master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP), capacity planning, and production activity control (PAC).  

The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations.  


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

An advanced version of this course is also available. Both the courses may be bought together or separately for $$129.99 each.

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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 (Fundamentals) 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 Fundamentals requirements: For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Fundamentals) you need Internet access, e-mail, and and the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

 Testimonials: The ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Fundamentals) has received overwhelming positive feedback and reviews from students around the world. Here are a few:
"This was an excellent refresher course for me. I think that the instructor and course material was very good and timely. I enjoyed it and learned a great deal after 20+ years in the field myself."

"I want to thank to the professor and for his interest in all the practical exercises and examples given. They will be a great support in my career."
"It was definitely a good course and I would recommend it to others interested in the topic."

"The course was enlightening and opened my eyes to the causes of many of the problems that are negatively affecting our current service level."

"I can not wait to take the next course, Tony is a great teacher."

"This course really got me to see how complicated this process is. I learned a lot from taking this course and looking forward to the next one."

"I can not wait to take the next course, Tony is a great teacher."

"This was my first online course and I enjoyed taking this course. Thanks!"

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

ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Fundamentals)

(leading to ExpertRating Supply Chain Management Skills Certification)

 ExpertRating is one of the world's only ISO 9001:2015 Certified companies (from TUV America) offering an Online Supply Chain Management (Fundamentals) Course (leading to ExpertRating Supply Chain Management (Fundamentals) Skills Certification).


Over 5 million people from 120 countries have benefited from ExpertRating Online Tests and Certifications. 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.

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ExpertRating upholds the highest privacy standards and complies with strict program requirements, ensuring that your information is always safe. 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) & 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Fundamentals) for $129.99. Log in to the instructor led course using your password. Go through the ExpertRating Online Supply Chain Management Course (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals) 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 (Fundamentals)- $129.99


The top Supply Chain Management professionals earn a salary up to $319,900.

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 (Fundamentals) Coverage (6 weeks program)

Week One

Wednesday - Lesson 01

This lesson will discuss professional certification and get you acquainted with APICS, the professional society for supply change management (SCM) practitioners. You'll find out about the concept of an operating system and the use of a supply chain. You'll also learn about Material Resources Planning (MRPII) and the role that it plays in an organization.

Friday - Lesson 02

MRPII creates a logical structure for information, activities, and material to flow. While beneficial, MRPII represents only half of what an organization needs to succeed. You'll see the other half of the picture—Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). It's a dynamic process that can make your company a world-class organization. You'll learn how to successfully use S&OP, identify key focus areas, and appreciate the benefits of following the S&OP cycle.

Week Two

Wednesday - Lesson 03

This lesson will examine forecasting—defined as a prediction based on scientific observation. It will explore the history and nature of forecasting, and discuss customer demand. You'll learn how to set forecasting objectives and create a process to develop and update weekly or monthly forecasts.

Friday - Lesson 04

This lesson will examine the components of demand: averages, linear trend, seasonality, and cyclical, irregular, and random factors. This lesson will cover many qualitative forecasting techniques, including the Delphi method, panel consensus, and historical analogy. You'll learn about quantitative forecasting by working on problems involving time series (simple and weighted moving average and exponential smoothing) and associative methods (linear regression and multiple regression analysis). You'll start to get a sense of which forecasting methods to use for which situations.

Week Three

Wednesday - Lesson 05-

This lesson will conclude the discussion of forecasting. You'll find out about macro-forecasting and two forecasting techniques that really fit in the quantitative or qualitative categories: focus forecasting and pyramid forecasting. You'll discover how to develop forecasts for new products, and learn how to use techniques to effectively control your forecasts before they get too far off track.

Friday - Lesson 06

All manufacturing operations have strategies, which are represented by a business plan and a production plan. A sound business plan identifies processing methods (technology and equipment), manufacturing facilities, human resource needs, material requirements, distribution methods, and warehouse locations. A production plan defines how products will be made available so that marketing can satisfy customer demands and the company can make a profit. You'll learn all about manufacturing strategy. This lesson will look at the elements of the production plan as essential requirements to support the other elements in an MRPII system.

Week Four

Wednesday - Lesson 07

The topic of this  lesson is the master production schedule (MPS). An MPS breaks down the production plan in greater detail. To manage your MPS effectively, you'll need a master scheduler. This lesson will look out how the master scheduler converts the production schedule to an MPS, applies a final assembly schedule, and uses available-to-promise (ATP) to satisfy customer orders. You'll learn how critical it is to measure and control your MPS and methods to keep it moving in the right direction.

Friday - Lesson 08

The process called material requirements planning (MRP) is one of the great inventions of the 20th century. You'll discover how MRP can help your company. You'll learn about the basics—dependent demand, bills of materials, and inventory records—and study the various reports and schedules. You'll also find out how to lot-size MRP orders and what it takes to implement MRP

Week Five

Wednesday - Lesson 09

To succeed with capacity planning, you must manage the present and the future. You need to balance flexibility (being able to meet new and diverse needs in different ways) with capability (doing what you must do now). In this lesson, you'll learn about the goals and requirements to effectively manage capacity. You'll also discover how to use strategic capacity management, rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP), and capacity requirements planning (CRP) to define, plan, measure, and control output.

Friday - Lesson 10

,Discussions will be made regarding production activity control (PAC). PAC is vital because it activates all of your plans, including the MPS, MRP, and your capacity plan. This lesson will look at the PAC cycle and its requirements and benefits. You'll learn how to apply backward and forward scheduling, manage bottlenecks, and optimize set up management. Then this lesson will cover linear programming as a way to schedule products when you face supply and demand constraints.

Week Six

Wednesday - Lesson 11

This lesson will examine another method with an acronym: production scheduling and control (PSC). PSC is the part of PAC that carries out all of your planning, going all the way back to the business plan. By the time you finish this lesson, you'll know how to develop and use a Gantt chart, understand basic scheduling principles, and know how to overcome production schedule challenges. You'll also learn how to use priority rules to sequence work orders, use shop loading, and manage work orders.

Friday - Lesson 12

In this final lesson, you'll learn all about lead-time. This lesson will identify its components and discuss how you can successfully control it. Then this lesson will conclude by studying operation overlapping as a way to improve production and keep materials flowing smoothly.

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

An advanced version of this course is also available. Both the courses may be bought together or separately for $$129.99 each.

Buy the Expertrating Online Supply Chain Management Certification(Advanced)

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