The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management was developed to provide the students with graduate level education in the fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (SCM), with particular emphasis on Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force specific applications. In addition, lean operations related to Air Force Smart Operations for the 21stCentury (AFSO21) will be covered. Finally, statistical data analysis and basic quantitative modeling, to include linear programming, simulation analysis, and heuristics, are included. The objectives of this program are to educate Air Force Logistics Readiness Officers (LRO’s) in the above topics and to enable them to apply state of the art analytical and problem solving techniques to Air Force and DoD specific supply chain management problems, as well as enabling them to use the concepts of lean in similar situations.Related Program
The Supply Chain Certificate program includes courses that may be applied to Department of Operational Sciences Logistics Master’s degree programs, depending upon the specific course and program.
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Mathematics Required: College Algebra
Test Required: None
GPA Required: Overall - 3.0; Mathematics - 3.0; Major - 3.0 Overall - 3.0
Waivers to the above criteria may be granted on a case by case basis. Therefore, individuals whose academic credentials fall below any of the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
Degree Type: Certificate
Delivery Method: Distance Learning
Successful completion of the Supply Chain Certificate program requires a cumulative grade point average on all course work of a 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale). Time to completion is 5 quarters. There is no exit examination required, and no final project. However, there are numerous projects and assignments required in the various courses that give an opportunity for the student to apply their knowledge to broad problems.
Detailed current information on this program is available http://www.afit.edu/ENS/