Quick Course

CSCMP’s Supply Chain Quick Courses allow you to learn core supply chain topics online, at your own pace, and when it’s convenient for you.

Designed by carefully selected faculty for entry to mid-level professionals, each Supply Chain Quick Course includes:

  • One instructional web-based video running between 45 minutes to 75 minutes
  • Teaching notes including coordinating terminology and definitions, test questions, an answer key and recommended further studying material (depending on topic)

Simply search through the topics below and choose one or more that interest you.
To access your purchased course: Log into your CSCMP account, go to My Account, click on the Purchased Courses menu tab.

New topics are added continuously, so check back often to see what's new.

Each Quick Course qualifies for 1 SCPro™ continuing education unit (CEU). Please retain your receipt as documentation of your course completion. Learn more about CSCMP’s SCPro™ Certification CEUs.

Demand Management

Facilitator: Karthik Chandramouli, Global Supply Chain & Operations
Demand management is the art or science of controlling demand, and describes the activities of demand forecasting, planning, and order fulfillment. This course will take you through the concepts and methods employed to manage forecasted demand for goods and services and focuses on the financial version of the forecast for financial planning, analysis, and reporting.
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Financial Fundamentals

Facilitator: Steve Geary, Supply Chain Visions
Financial Fundamentals is a course that focuses on supply chain finance issues. Supply chain finance addresses the optimization of both the availability and the cost of capital. The availability and cost of capital is normally optimized through the aggregation, integration, packaging, and utilization of all the relevant information generated in the supply chain in conjunction with cost analysis, cost management, and various supply chain finance strategies.
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Inventory Management

Facilitator: Tom Freese, Freese & Associates, Inc.
Inventory Management will help you determine how much inventory to carry, where to carry it, and how much safety stock is required to meet your company’s cost and customer service objectives. The course focuses on the different approaches to managing all types of supply chain inventories and the variables that will drive the level of inventory to be held.
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Materials Requirements Planning

Facilitator: Laura Meade, Texas Christian University
This course addresses manufacturing resources and the materials requirements planning (MRP and MRPII) that takes place in the business process and also focuses on the software applications that support the planning and scheduling functions within manufacturing.
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Operations Environments

Facilitator: Karthik Chandramouli, Global Supply Chain & Operations Executive
This course addresses manufacturing operations and the management solutions to improve operational performance.
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Performance Measurements

Facilitator: Steve Geary, Supply Chain Visions
Performance Measurements focuses on the collecting, measuring, and comparing of a measure against a standard or objective. Performance measurements promote understanding and consistency while improving execution and decision making. 
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Physical Distribution Systems - Part One

Facilitator: Art Van Bodegraven, S4 Consulting
Physical Distribution is the tasks concerned with the planning, implementing and controlling the flow of material, final goods and associated information from the point of origin to the customer. Physical distribution takes place within numerous distribution channels. Physical Distribution I addresses transportation, warehousing and related functions. 
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Physical Distribution Systems - Part Two

Facilitator: Art Van Bodegraven, S4 Consulting
Physical Distribution is the tasks concerned with the planning, implementing and controlling the flow of material, final goods and associated information from the point of origin to the customer. Physical Distribution II addresses issues related to reverse logistics, distribution resource planning, procurement, physical distribution interfaces and related functions.
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Quality: An Introduction

Facilitator: Steve Geary, Supply Chain Visions
This course covers numerous productivity and quality issues relating to product, design, processes and quality from the customer prospective. Included are various methodologies and quality management systems.
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Reverse Supply Chain Management

Facilitator: Laura Meade, Texas Christian University
Reverse supply chain management is related to how products and materials are reused. This course will explain why reverse SCM is important to the overall supply chain. You will learn the difference between a traditional supply chain and a green supply chain while focusing on different industries, the role of third party logistics and the five key components of reverse supply chain.
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Sales and Operations Planning

Facilitator: Agnes Feliciano, Kraft Foods
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is the process of matching supply and demand by integrating demand and sales forecasts from a marketing perspective with operational plans from suppliers, production and logistics. This course presents the process for integrating a demand forecast with a capacity forecast so supply chain operations are integrated with the marketing and sales functions. 
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Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Course

Facilitator: Richard Sharpe, Competitive Insights, LLC
In this course, you will be introduced to the Supply Chain Mitigation process consisting of: Identifying supply chain risks, developing strategies to mitigate identified supply chain risks and measuring the performance of each strategy for each targeted risk.
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Supply Management: Master Planning & Capacity Management (Parts One and Two)

Facilitator: Karthik Chandramouli, Global Supply Chain & Operations Executive

The supply management course is divided in parts one and two focusing on master planning and capacity management- the business processes for oversight and management of the traditional buying, coordinating and production functions.

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