Those who currently have a position or aspire to have a position in:
- Logistics and supply chain management
- Purchasing management
- Contract Management
- Operations management within logistics or supply chain organizations
- Transportation-related fields (i.e., trucking, rail or intermodel transportation firms)
What You'll Learn
- Examine the principles and practices of purchasing, from requirements to receipt.
- Understand the roles and responsibilities in purchasing and materials management.
- Examine current issues, trends, and best practices in purchasing and supply chain management, using case studies.
- Study inventory control and warehousing.
- Learn legal requirements, contract negotiation, price/cost analysis, and management of outside resources and suppliers.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
- Materials Analyst
- Purchasing Manager
- Process Engineer
- Transportation Manager
- Global Supply Chain Manager
“Earning my Professional Certificate has enhanced my career, and given me the confidence to become unstoppable in achieving my goals. A special thanks to all of the instructor who brought insight from their own professional experiences, and shared them with us. Their real-life examples enhanced the learning experience, and made the concepts relatable.”
Shiloh A. Rogers
Procurement & Contract Specialist
City of Riverside
Earning the Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school education or equivalent
- National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM)/Institute of Supply Managers (ISM) Inland Empire, Inc.
- California Association of Public Purchasing Officers, Inc.
- Distribution Management Association of Southern California
For more information see How to Earn a Certificate
Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.
“Whatever your goal, completing a professional certificate program will give you confidence to reach for the top. Join thousands of UCR Extension students whose lives have been transformed by our programs.”
Dr. Sharon Duffy
UCR Extension Professional Studies
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