Advanced Supply Chain and Logistics Management

Graduate Certificate | 100% Online  | Complete in 1 year

In a globally-advancing world, the success of organizations and businesses rely on leading-edge supply chain and logistics management (SCLM) professionals to keep their product and services flowing by optimizing processes and activities. The SCLM professional must be able to produce value and sustainable network relationships with other businesses, which is exactly what the Advanced Supply Chain & Logistics Management (SCLM) graduate certificate can do for you.

The SCLM graduate certificate program is designed in response to this steadily growing career field and is ideal for working professionals from any background, who want to build their skill set at their own convenience and pace. The fully online program is taught by expert faculty, who have first-hand experience in the SCLM industry. The graduate certificate can be completed within 1 year, depending upon how you balance your work, life, and school schedule. 

Gain knowledge and an in-depth education in the areas of:

  • Business operations
  • Procurement management
  • Sustainable and reliable delivery methods
  • Quality management
  • Global logistics 
  • Warehouse and distribution management 
Why Earn SCLM Certificate?

Local & Statewide

  • By 2026, Cumberland and York County are amongst the the top 5 counties in Pennsylvania for job growth in the supply chain and logistics management industry. 
  • Distribution Managers in Transportation and Storage, and Logisticians are amongst the SCLM leadership position within Pennsylvania.
  • There is a significant projected growth rate of 7.8% for the next 10 years for SCLM jobs within Pennsylvania.

Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), July 2016

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the graduate certificate program applicants must:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Possess at least two years of full-time work experience
  • Complete the graduate certificate application
  • Submit official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts

Admission Fee & Application Information 
Please pay $15 admissions fee for applying to the certificate program. Applications must be submitted no later than the completion of 6 credits in the program. A student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA to be awarded the certificate.

Cancellation Policy
Shippensburg University reserves the right to cancel any courses due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. 


Total credits needed for certificate: 12-16

*Please note: BSN 511 is required for those with non-business degrees, but can be waived for those with suitable work experience.

BSN 511 Business Operations and Analysis* (4 credits) 
Explores the responsibilities and processes needed for a business to provide a product or service to customers. Case studies and real-world examples are used extensively to investigate the problems encountered in these business operations. Quantitative and non-quantitative methods and models are used in the analysis of topical subject areas such as forecasting, capacity planning, materials management, scheduling, and quality control.

In addition to the above course, if applicable, student must take 12 credits from the following courses: 

SCM 510 Introduction to Logistics and Transportation Management (3 credits)
The course introduces students to the theories, concepts, and practice of logistical operations needed to support the supply chain. Investigates the rise of logistics management from a minor business function to its current role as the backbone of the supply chain. Covers issues related to state of the art methods of delivering goods and services to customers through efficient inventory management, materials flow, transportation, warehousing, and procurement.

SCM 570 Supply Chain Management Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Covers theory, principles, and practices in designing, planning, and operating a supply chain. The course considers the historical development, impact, and role of supply chain management in today’s society. It investigates the role of information and transportation networks within the supply chain. Also discusses how firms develop and formulate strategy and design of their supply chains to improve competitive advantage.

SCM 515 Procurement Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to give students a foundation in the theory and practice of purchasing and sourcing. Presented in the course are concepts, procedures, and issues related to negotiations, sourcing, pricing, procurement, cost management and global supply management. Strategies and challenges facing purchasing and sourcing in a global environment to maintain competitive advantages are considered.

SCM 555 Supply Chain Quality Management (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the principles, concepts and strategies needed for managing quality in a manufacturing or a service environment. Historical perspectives and theories of quality management are considered. The design of quality systems is studied from a market, customer, and manager’s prospective. State of the art skills and tools for quality assessment are covered providing insight into the implementation and maintenance of quality systems. The origins and principles of continuous improvement and their impact on quality management are explored.

SCM 590 Warehousing and Distribution Management (3 credits)
Considers the theory and best practices for designing, operating, managing material handling systems as they relate to warehousing. This course discusses warehouse location, design, and work force issues with regard to warehousing operations. It also considers warehousing strategies which minimizes supply chain inefficiencies and allows product accumulation, consolidation, and customization. Addresses a variety of principles and systems needed to create and manage world-class warehousing.

Course Registration 

Admitted & Returning Students for Credit Course
Individuals who are admitted or current students who wish to take classes from Shippensburg University for credit, register for classes at:

New Students
Before registering for courses for this program, you will need to activate an official Shippensburg University email address. For assistance in setting up your email account and password, please contact the SU Helpdesk.

Non-Degree Students for Credit Course
Individuals who wish to take classes from Shippensburg University, but are not seeking a degree should consult the information at

Non-Credit Students
Individuals who wish to take classes from Shippensburg University, but are not seeking credit(s), should register at:

Tuition & Financial Aid

Program Faculty & Support

General admissions, registration, and course information
Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE)

Course content, academic advising, and workplace applicability
Ian M. Langella, Ph.D.
Professor of Supply Chain Management
Chair of Finance and Supply Chain Management Department