Online Certificate in Supply Chain Management Announced
Boise State University and the University of Alaska Anchorage announce a unique partnership to offer the â€œNEON Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificateâ€ as a new online program beginning in January 2006. The online courses are designed for professionals seeking the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully manage a companyâ€™s supply chain operations.
â€œWhether in manufacturing, retail operations, or the military, efficient global supply chains make all the difference between corporate success and failure in the 21st Century,â€ said Oliver Hedgepeth, chair of the Logistics department at the University of Alaska Anchorage. â€œThis program aims to educate those business and military professionals who need more advanced skills in managing a supply chain, but do not need a full masterâ€™s degree.â€
The 15 credit hour program begins with three core courses: Logistics, Supply Chain Management, and Supply Chain Measurement. Upon completing those courses, the student may choose from one of two specialty areas:
- â€¢ RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) and the Supply Chain
â€¢ Operations Excellence Along the Supply Chain
The program is being coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Educationâ€™s NEON project. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, NEON creates partnerships among universities to create new educational opportunities in the West.
For more information on the program, go to the â€œNEON Supply Chain Management Graduate Certificateâ€ web site at: http://www.wiche.edu/neon/scm
Russell Poulin, NEON Co-director