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Supply Chain Management

Supply chain is the process of moving a product from the supplier to the customer.  A solid supply chain management will increase profits by decreasing costs.

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Supply chain is the process of moving a product from the supplier to the customer.  A solid supply chain can increase profits by decreasing purchasing and production costs for both sellers and manufacturers.

This is why companies are always looking for ways to improve their supply chain management.

Supply chain in the U.S. employs 44 million people, or roughly 37% of all jobs.  This career path is particularly strong in the Rockford region, which is home to a strong manufacturing and logistics base. 

When you learn about supply chain, you explore topics such as planning, sourcing, production, inventory management, distribution and transportation.

Supply chain is the process of moving a product from the supplier to the customer.  Good management of a supply chain will increase profits by decreasing costs for both sellers and manufacturers.  Supply chain managers use a combination of planning, sourcing, production, inventory management, distribution and transportation.

Begin training for an entry-level Supply Chain pathway to become a front-line worker in manufacturing, distribution, or in a similar environment.


A Supply Chain Management certificate can lead to great careers in:

  • Manufacturing
     
  • Distribution
     
  • Healthcare


The median annual wage for Supply Chain professionals in Illinois in 2019 was $67,290*.

* - according to Bureau of Labor Statistics

Our first Supply Chain Management certificate includes courses in business, computers, supply chain, management and operations management.  You’ll have an overview of the supply chain, from planning to inventory to distribution.

The program is designed for you to complete the first 16-credit certificate and be ready to enter the workforce.  You can then continue to improve your skills by completing the Advanced Supply Chain Management certificate. 

View the courses that make up the Supply Chain Management certificates offered at RVC.

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
 

The Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management certificate is focused on developing an understanding of how the flow of materials from procurement to delivery can help an organization balance responsiveness and efficiency to improve profitability.  This certificate is designed for front-line, entry-level supply chain management workers and can be completed in one to two semesters.

Number Title
  BUS-101 Introduction to Business
  CIS-102 Intro to Computers & Info Systems
  MGT-270 Principles of Management
  SCM-100 Intro to Supply Chain Management
  SCM-101 Operations Management
  STU-103 Workplace Ethics

 

Advanced Supply Chain Management
 

This certificate will provide students with the knowledge and skills for employment in the supply chain area.  Supply chain Management focuses on the flow of materials end-to-end, beginning at customer service and procurement and ending with delivery to the customer.  This certificate is focused on the front-line worker and will provide a better understanding of how each aspect of the supply chain affects the other, and how to achieve efficiency and profitability for the organization.