Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Essentials of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

"With the growing complexity of global supply chains, it is more vital than ever that every employee who interacts with the supply chain understands the impact of his or her decisions on the way that product moves along this chain."
—John Caltagirone, Supply and Value Chain Center, Quinlan School of Business


Out-sourcing, lean manufacturing, just-in-time inventory and the global economic downturn have put a new type of pressure on supply chains, making it more important than ever for organizations to manage their supply chains effectively. These pressures make it critical for supply chain managers to have the skills and tools to improve their supply chain performance, and they highlight the need for managers from throughout the organization to better understand the supply chain and its impact on their function.

Sessions on general logistics, transportation, warehousing, and inventory control are presented, highlighting how each area plays a key role in the supply chain process. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental strategies, operational tactics and challenges involved with managing a supply chain both domestically and internationally.

Professionals completing this program will leave with a level of comfort in discussing SCM issues pertinent to their job, understanding why their decision-making process may impact the supply chain, and how this knowledge can lead to competitive advantage. The latest developments in SCM will be discussed and a panel of guest speakers will provide insight into the challenges faced by supply chain executives.

Key Benefits

During this program, participants will learn:

  • How to improve profitability by developing a more efficient and effective supply chain
  • The key challenges and trends in logistics and supply chain management
  • How to better incorporate logistics into their decision making process
  • The major SCM systems available and the advantages of implementing them
  • The key objectives of an effective supply chain manager

Who Should Attend

This program will provide an overview of supply chain management (SCM) for professionals with little formal SCM training who are exposed to the supply chain on a regular basis. Managers from other functions (such as marketing, finance, etc.) who want to improve their understanding of the supply chain will also greatly benefit from this program.

Program Fees

Fees are based on the level of customization, development and delivery time, and vary by project.

Program Hosting

Programs can be conducted in Loyola's Executive Education training center in downtown Chicago, in one of our suburban campuses across Chicagoland, or onsite at your offices.

Contact Us

For more information about our healthcare programs and organizational retreats, please contact us at 312.915.6761 or e-mail: executive-ed@luc.edu.

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