West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series

Program Dates

January 21 – December 9, 2021
Module One: January 21 – May 6, 2021
Module Two: August 26 – December 9, 2021


Live, Online

In a live, online delivery format, you will log into a web conferencing platform to participate in the program. You will have ongoing interaction with the instructor, the moderator, and your fellow participants. The instructor is focused on delivering content to you in an engaging way. The moderator is focused on helping you and the instructor with all technical aspects of the class as well as engaging with you using virtual tools, like Chat. You will also be connecting through collaborative tools for group work.


This program is based on the graduate level supply chain management concentration in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. The seminar will be offered in two fifteen-week modules with off-line assignments to complete at your own pace, on your own time – wherever you may be connecting from.

Module One delves into marketing and supply chain management concepts and Module Two concentrates on supply chain management processes. Program content will be delivered through live lectures, class discussion and interactive simulations conducted by Broad College faculty. Offline assignments include readings, videos, and activities. Supply chain management case studies and applications will be used throughout both modules. A project will tie the modules together. It will be scoped and developed during the first module; data will be refined and analyzed in between modules; and results will be presented and reviewed at the conclusion of the second module.


  • To gain understanding of current world class supply chain management practices and their role in developing and maintaining competitive advantage
  • To experience supply chain situations by reviewing them from the perspective of suppliers and customers of manufacturers and service providers
  • To familiar oneself with the tools and applications used in supply chain process evaluation and reengineering
  • To learn general applications of both qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • To set a knowledge baseline documenting supply chain management best practice
  • To interact with a broad network of supply chain practitioners and experts.

Program Timing and Outline

This program is offered in two modules or segments. Participants must begin with Module One, planned to run from January 21 through May 6, 2021 typically on Thursdays, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Module Two will run from August 26 through December 9, 2021 typically on Thursdays, 2 to 5:30 p.m. A module schedule and topics is provided in the program brochure.

Who Should Attend?

Executives and managers who must achieve enterprise success through logistics and supply chain management excellence in the highly competitive global environment. Participants will represent the functional areas of procurement, manufacturing, materials management, logistics, and customer service.


Following review and approval of your application, you will receive confirmation of your enrollment in the certificate series. Full registration will then be accepted.

The program costs include instruction, all educational materials, web support, and certificate of completion for the series, is $2,747.50 per module (or $5,495 for the series). Program costs can be paid by check made payable to Michigan State University or by credit card. Program costs must be paid in full for the entire program prior to the start of the first module.