Value Chain Management Certificate Program

September 21, 2020 - November 10, 2020 | All Day

A Virtual Learning Opportunity for Executives and Managers Responsible for Supply Chain Strategic Planning and Value Creation

About the Program

The Value Chain Management Certificate Program structure is based upon a portion of the graduate level Supply Chain Management concentration in The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The Broad College’s Supply Chain Management Program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country.

Program content will be delivered through a combination of asynchronous video recordings and readings and synchronous “live” interactive Zoom discussions conducted by full-time MSU faculty. You will also participate in an interactive simulation covering value chain concepts. Value chain management case studies and applications will be liberally used throughout the modules.

  • Provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of world-class value chain management practices and their role in developing and maintaining competitive advantage;
  • Provide experience in viewing value chain situations from the perspective of suppliers to and customers of manufacturers and service providers;
  • Provide an introduction to the tools and applications used in value chain process evaluation and re-engineering;
  • Provide experience and feedback in the use of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis; and
  • Provide a knowledge baseline documenting value chain management best practices.

Faculty

Dave Closs

Dave Frayer

Stan Griffis

Justin Jagger

Judy Whipple

Jeremy Wilson

Certificate Schedule

Module #1
Value Chain Overview and Customer Value (September 21 – 24)
The first part of this module is designed to welcome participants to the program, establish expectations and answer questions. The second part of this module is designed to discuss value chain management and its potential for delivering improved customer value.

  • Monday (9/21) – Zoom Welcome, Introduction and Overview (4 – 5 p.m.)
  • Monday (9/21) – Value Chain Recordings and Articles
  • Thursday (9/24) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 p.m.)

Module #2
Anti-Counterfeiting, Brand Protection, Risk Management (September 25 – October 1) and Sustainability
The first part of this module is designed to discuss anti-counterfeiting and brand protection and its relevance to improved value chain management. The second part of this module is designed to discuss risk management and sustainability in the context of value chain management.

  • Friday (9/25) – Anti-Counterfeiting and Brand Protection Recordings and Readings
  • Tuesday (9/29) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 p.m.)
  • Thursday (10/1) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 6 p.m.)

Module #3
Sales and Operations Planning (October 2 – 8)
This module is designed to discuss demand management, forecasting, and sales and operations planning.

  • Friday (10/2) – Recordings and Readings along with a Discussion Board Question to be completed by 10/8
  • Thursday (10/8) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 pm)

Module #4
Procurement (October 9 – 15)
This module is designed to discuss the critical role of procurement in driving value and overall company competitiveness in a value chain context.

  • Friday (10/9) – Procurement Recordings and Readings
  • Thursday (10/15) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 p.m.)

Module #5
Logistics and Network Design (October 16 – 22)
This module is designed to review the principles of transportation, warehousing, material handling, inventory management and network design.

  • Friday (10/16) – Transportation, Warehousing, Inventory Management, Network Design Recordings and Readings
  • Thursday (10/22) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 p.m.)

Module #6
SCODE Simulation I (October 23 – 29)
This module is designed to provide hands-on experience with design and operational trade-offs in an integrated value chain.

  • Friday (10/23) – Virtual Download Instructions, Overview and Simulation Model Materials
  • Monday (10/26) – Zoom Overview and Instructions (4 – 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday (10/28) – Zoom Virtual Office Hours (4 – 5 p.m.)
  • Thursday (10/29) – Results Due (11 p.m.)

Module #7 SCODE Simulation II (October 30 – November 5)
This module is designed to provide hands-on experience with more complex design and operational trade-offs in an integrated value chain.

  • Friday (10/30) – Overview and Simulation Module Materials
  • Friday (10/30) – Initial Results Debrief and Intermediate Model Overview (4:00-5:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday (11/4) – Zoom Virtual Office Hours (4 – 5 p.m.)
  • Thursday (11/5) – Zoom Results Discussion (4:30 – 5 p.m.)

Module #8
Value Chain Trends, Future Implications and Conclusion
(November 6 – 12)
This module is designed to discuss the evolving responsibilities of supply chain professionals and to reinforce the concept of value chain management.

  • Friday (11/6) – Supply Chain Responsibilities, Services Supply Chains, Supply Chain Insomnia and Value Chain Recordings and Readings
  • Thursday (11/12) – Zoom Discussion (4 – 5 p.m.)

Certificates will be mailed to participants upon successful completion of the program.

 

Program Cost
$2,995 – The fee includes instruction, all educational materials, web support, and certificate of completion. Register before August 21, 2020 to receive the Early Bird Rate of $2500!

Fees can be paid by check made payable to Michigan State University or by credit card and are due at least 15 days prior to the start of the program.