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Worthington Scranton Answers Need For Training in High-Demand Occupation

7/31/2009 —
In an effort to meet the workforce needs of the area’s supply chain management industry, a growing industry sector in Northeast Pennsylvania, Penn State Worthington Scranton’s Continuing Education Department will offer a Certificate in Supply Chain Basics course starting in August.

Supply Chain Management (SCM) 301 will be held at the local campus on Tuesday evenings, starting August 25 through December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

SCM 301 is an introductory course that provides students with an overview of key logistics and supply chain management processes, concepts, and methodologies. Instruction is based on problem-based learning principles and methods with an emphasis on the framework for supply chain management.

Students will learn how to analyze logistics costs and service trade-offs among inventory, transportation and warehousing activities, while also gaining an understanding of the strategic role of information technology in supply chains, the use of third-party logistics and providers, and the methods of measuring the value of logistics performance.

The credit certificate earned by students who successfully complete the course, will provide them with a foundation in supply chain logistics management that can lead to a promising career in one of the region’s high-demand occupations.

Those interested in registering should do so as soon as possible, as demand is expected to be high, and spots are reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, or to register, call Continuing Education at 570-963-2600.
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