University of Southern California

Supply Chain Management Online


Operations Management


April 5, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Registration for this course will close 12:00 PM one full day prior.

The Program

Learn how to carefully evaluate your firm's supply chain by creating an effective design and policies that maximize return on investments while improving ability to serve customers. In particular, the online Supply Chain Management program will help you identify the drivers of financial and operational performance, including both intra- and inter- organizational relationships. This program is structured for participants to directly utilize precise tools and skills learned in the online sessions in their own business operations to help manage all aspects of supply chain management, including purchasing, logistics, inventory management, compliance, and outsourcing.


  • Learn effective supply chain strategies
  • Key performance metrics for supply chains
  • Practice quick and accurate response supply chain design and logistics inventory management
  • Identify dynamic vendor managed inventory
  • Learn essential forecasting and demand planning
  • Review trends and best practices in supply chain management


  • Introduction, supply chain strategies and performance metrics
  • Supply chain design and logistics
  • Inventory management and risk pooling
  • Demand management and forecasting
  • Collaboration and information sharing in a supply chain

Who Should Attend

This program is perfect for managers in any industry or function seeking to improve their understanding of supply chains. Whether a middle and senior level manages in procurement, logistics, distribution, project management, marketing and operations, this course will teach you to design and manage supply chains for your companies and clients.

Online Teaching Method & Experience

Designed to fit your busy schedule, this approximately 12 to 18-hour online course can be taken at your own pace over a three-week period. It includes online video sessions, reading and case studies, interactive exercises and discussions with faculty. For more detailed information click here.

Participant Testimonial

"I want to thank the Professor for his engaging lectures and for making himself available when I had specific questions. We touched base over email and by phone. I was very impressed with the subject matter expertise and USC overall." - Director, Global Clinical Supply Chain, Amgen Inc.

"This online course brought up many concepts I have already learned before, but put them together in a new way that helped me better understand my business. It made me think and change the way I see supply chain and made me better understand the many intricacies." – Manager, Sempra Energy Utilities


S. "Raj" Rajagopalan is a Professor in the Data Sciences and Operations Department in the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC). He was Chair of the Department from 2000 - 2004. He holds a Ph.D. in Operations and Technology Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and degrees from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He has taught for over 25 years at USC in the MBA and Executive programs and has won awards for his teaching. He has consulted for firms such as Johnson and Johnson, Hewlett Packard and Coleman in the area of Supply Chain Management. For more detailed information on Professor Rajagopalan's background, click here.


$895 per person includes tuition and course materials. There is a 10% discount for three or more registrants from the same company.

Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

Contact Us

For more information click here

Telephone: 213-740-8990
Fax: 213-740-6406

Office of Executive Education
Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California
1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2900
Los Angeles, California USA 90015-2211