Supply chain frustrations? Join our certificate program starting August 23

  • July 30, 2021
  • By Jill Young Miller
  • 2 minute read

The pandemic made “supply chain” a familiar term as people drove up demand for exercise equipment, kitchen appliances, furniture, power tools, electronics and other things we hoped would improve our lives in isolation. As demand for such products skyrocketed, shortages followed.

Even today, botched logistics and bottlenecks in ports, ocean and air cargo are limiting global supply flows of goods.

If you’re a manager in supply chain, logistics, procurement, engineering, IT, R&D or sales, Olin is here to help. Starting on August 23, we’re offering our weeklong Supply Chain and Risk Management Certificate program to hone your skills and capabilities. You’ll leave with the tools to maximize your organization’s performance.

Panos Kouvelis leads the program. He is Olin’s director of The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation and the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management. He’ll show you how apply the latest research-based thinking to your business challenges.

The  program examines of-the-moment issues and lets you apply what you’ve learned quickly and effectively. Class discussions include pandemic-related shortages and bottlenecks—and the resulting consumer wait times and price hikes—as well as recent supply chain issues caused by a 1,300-foot ship’s temporary blockage of the Suez Canal.

The Supply Chain and Risk Management Certificate is a five-unit cohort program delivered as real-time virtual sessions supported by Olin’s new learning platform, Learn.WashU and hosted via Zoom. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. central time on five consecutive days. Tuition is $5,500. (Enroll five or more participants to take part in a corporate team project.)

You’ll learn how to get ahead of the game with a more resilient, responsive and efficient supply chain; an optimized sales and operations plan; strategic partnerships for a complex world; and change management tactics that work.

About the Author

Jill Young Miller

Jill Young Miller

As research translator for WashU Olin Business School, my job is to highlight professors’ research by “translating” their work into stories. Before coming to Olin, I was a communications specialist at WashU’s Brown School. My background is mostly in newspapers including as a journalist for Missouri Lawyers Media, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Washington Post and the Sun-Sentinel in South Florida.

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