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Supply Chain Management Certificate

Supply Chain Management (SCM) encompasses the people, processes and technology responsible for bringing goods and services to the customer and consumer. In today’s competitive business environment, organizations must share effective and efficient supply chains to ensure sustainable growth and profitability. This program is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To learn more, visit the Supply Chain Management Program page.

Space is limited for the January 2022 program start.

Earn Four Certificates in Just Over One Year

Earn four certificates with the successful completion of this program in just over one year:

  1. Procurement
  2. Inventory/Production Control
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Logistics

Benefits of This Fast Track Program

  • Earn college credit that can be applied toward an accredited Associate's degree.
  • Prepare to enter a new industry or advance your career within SCM.
  • Apply newly acquired knowledge within your current position.
  • Get support from academic advisors throughout the program.
  • Interact and share experiences with fellow students as part of a cohort.
  • Learn from established industry professionals with SCM expertise.  

What You'll Learn

  • The various components of an End-to-End (E2E) supply chain within an organization
  • How the supply chain drives the overall business and financial objectives
  • Each of the processes involved within specific supply chain functions
  • The role of technology in supply chain management
  • Regulatory, legal and global implications of SCM
  • The current trends in the industry including consumer and customer behavior and expectations
  • How to evaluate the challenges, opportunities and operations associated with SCM
  • How to solve problems within the quantitative and qualitative framework of an SCM program
  • The types of positions and careers available within SCM today

Sample Course Schedule - Supply Chain Management Certificate

Your actual schedule may be different. Classes held at the main Palatine campus (classes are currently online).

Timeframe Course # Credit Hours Course Name


Attend a mandatory orientation focused on your success in the program.

Semester 1

SCM 101


Supply Chain Management


SCM 126


Demand Planning


SCM 122


Inventory Management

Semester 2

SCM 125




SCM 259


Sourcing and Supply Management


Procurement Certificate earned.

Semester 3

SCM 120


Production Control


SCM 226


Advanced Planning and Integration


Inventory/Production Control Certificate earned.


SCM 124


Warehouse Operations

Semester 4

SCM 123




SCM 228


Logistics Design and Strategy


Completion: Logistics Certificate and Supply Chain Management Certificate earned.

Total program credits: 30

Job Outlook and Wage Information

Harper's Supply Chain Management certificate programs can help you prepare for positions in:

Next Steps

For more information about Harper's Fast Track Program, please call us at 847.925.6438 or, schedule an appointment or attend an info session.

Last Updated: 1/11/22