Supply Chain Management Basics

As a supply chain grows in complexity, and companies increasingly source products and services from a more diverse and global set of suppliers, the job of managing the processes that ensure the steady and reliable flow of components and inputs has never been more difficult. This course introduces the core concepts and components of supply chain management, including supplier evaluation, logistics, inventory management, and other supply chain practices.

Learning Outcomes
  • Define supply chain management and understand its strategic role in organizations that source goods and services
  • Explain the goals of effective supply chain management and procurement
  • Analyze how organizations in a supply chain communicate and manage relationships
  • Explain the supplier appraisal process and understand its role in supply chain management
  • Formulate strategies for mitigating supply chain risk, and discuss the events that can create disruption in the supply chain
  • Assess the major trends and issues shaping supply chain management today
Key Features
  • Expert-supported
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Accessible Badge and
  • credit-awarding Games & Flashcards
  • Video content
  • Real-world case studies
  • Audio-enabled in app
Refund Policy
You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.


This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK Guide) Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017.

The following list outlines the PDUs you will earn for completing this course, based on the certification you have.

Technical: 5 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 10
Technical: 0 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 5
Technical: 0 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 5
Technical: 0 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 5
Technical: 0 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 5
Technical: 0 Leadership: 1 Strategic/Business: 4 TOTAL: 5

  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 180 days
  • Time: 10 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $299.00 USD
  • CEUs: 1.0 CEUs | 10 PDUs
    Total PMI PDUs/Contact Hours: 10
    Leadership: 1
    Strategic & Business Management: 4
    Technical: 5
    IACET CEUs: 1.0
  • Code: 01-PRO-BUS-ON