ISM Offers New Self-Paced Course: Supply Chain Management

FOR RELEASE: January 24, 2003

CONTACT: Kristen Kioa
  ISM Media Relations
  800/888-6276 ext. 3015

(Tempe, AZ) — The Institute for Supply Management™'s (ISM) newest self-paced online course, Supply Chain Management is an introduction to the supply chain concept that explores the management of supply chains to improve an organization's overall supply efficiency. Other concepts included are the definition of supply chains; identification procedures; an overview of methods, processes, and systems that are used in the operation of supply chains; and the applications of methods, processes, and systems to improve supply chain performance.

Additionally, this course covers:

  • Understanding supply chain management as a system or network
  • Identifying supply chain methods, processes, and systems for the internal supply and distribution side of the supply chain
  • Determining where improvement potential exists in a supply chain
  • Applying supply chain management concepts and techniques

As a participant in ISM's self-paced courses, you can determine how often you want to access the content and how quickly you will finish the course. By completing the registration and payment forms online, you will have immediate access to the course and may participate any time that is convenient to your schedule. This course will be available beginning February 1, 2003.

Supply Chain Management is also available in the instructor-led online format. This newly-revised four-week online course has a defined start and end date, and includes online interaction with the course instructor and other participants. Individual and team activities include weekly assignments, case studies, class discussion forums, and quizzes. This course is offered in an asynchronous format which allows you to access the content any time of day or night.


Self-Paced Format Instructor-Led Format
#3951 #3788 April 11-May 9, 2003
ISM Members USD $195 each Includes a CD-ROM of Take-away tools
Nonmembers USD $295 each ISM Members USD $495 each
  Member/Affiliate Groups USD $445 per person
  Nonmembers USD $595 each
  Non-member groups of three or more USD $545 each

To register online and/or for further details, go to

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