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Logistics & Distribution, Supply Chain Management, and Purchasing Short Courses online for Working Professionals

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The University of Louisville® is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses seven of the university's 11 colleges and schools.

The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. On the 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County. University of Louisville’s offers Professional Development Certificate programs and for professionals including those with college degrees-who wants to energize their careers through certification.

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  • Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (Online, 6 weeks): 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. The course also includes essential information to help you prepare for internationally recognized supply chain and materials management certification examinations.
  • Distribution and Logistics Management (Online, 6 weeks): This course will not only show you how to create and operate a logistics function, but it will also show you how to achieve success through a combination of strategies and tactics. All elements of distribution and logistics management will be covered, including physical distribution, warehouse selection, material handling, packaging, order fulfillment, customer service, inventory management, receiving, production stores, and returned goods.The course will also address key technology issues such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), bar coding, electronic data interchange (EDI), electronic commerce (e-commerce), and distribution resource planning (DRP).
  • Purchasing Fundamentals (Online, 6 weeks): In this six-week online course, you will learn how to define internal customer needs, generate purchase requisitions and purchase orders, expedite, trace and receive supplier deliveries, maintain effective purchasing records and create and manage various purchasing budgets. I will help you learn about business law, contracts, leasing, Six Sigma and total quality management (TQM). You will learn how to recruit, select and evaluate purchasing personnel, and learn the importance of business ethics.

LAST UPDATED ON Apr 11, 2018

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