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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, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Strategy, The Revere Group

This program is currently only being offered in a customized, company-specific format for groups of managers from the same organization. If you are interested in this program for your organization, please fill out our information request form.

Loyola's Essentials of Logistics and Supply Chain Management certificate is awarded to participants who attend all sessions.

For course consultation, please contact us at: 312.915.6761 or executive-ed@luc.edu.

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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:

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.

Read what past participants have said about the program

Program Content

Day 1
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Simulation
Introduction to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Case Study—Working Dinner Session

Day 2
Supply Chain Management Systems
Supply Chain Management Challenges and Trends


This program is taught by leading academics and practitioners who are experts in logistics and supply chain management.

John A. Caltagirone
Maciek Nowak, PhD


Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

This program was designed and is offered in collaboration with the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. CSCMP is the preeminent worldwide professional association of supply chain management professionals and provides leadership in advancing the supply chain management profession by developing, advancing, and disseminating supply chain knowledge and research.

For more information, please visit www.cscmp.org.

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