Learn Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Online, LLC offers an online course in fundamentals of supply chain management and a personalized certificate of completion, available to both individuals and companies or groups. The course is written by Dr. Warren H. Hausman, Founder of Supply Chain Seminars and Professor in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.

Since 2001, Supply Chain Online has provided our leading course materials to individuals and Fortune 500 companies around the world. Click the links below for free previews of our course:

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management - Online Course Modules:

Course Introduction (2676 ratings)
Supply Chain Strategies I: Aligning Strategies; Efficiency and Cost Savings (1882 ratings)
Supply Chain Strategies II: Responsiveness & Advanced Topics (1352 ratings)
Internet Technologies and Supply Chain Management (1292 ratings)
Performance Measures for Supply Chain Management (1188 ratings)
Product and Process Design for Supply Chain Management (1230 ratings)


Course list price: $320.00

Current Retail Discounts:

- SCM101: Course Introduction free with purchase of any other module (save $20)

- Save $25 on "Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management" bundle; buy modules SCM102, SCM103, SCM104, SCM105, and SCM106 together and save $25

Course Duration

Approx. 8 - 10 hours total to complete six 1- to 2-hour modules (self-paced) Module Details...

Delivery Method

Unlimited web-based access for 1 year; printable material for personal use

Certificate of Completion

Yes (after passing requirements); personalized and printable [ Learn More ]

Course Demo (short video)

Course Video Demo

How to Buy

For individuals: First, create an individual account. Next, go to our course catalog and place the modules you want to buy in your shopping cart. From your cart, press the "checkout" button to complete your order. Once your order is complete, you'll have access to the modules in seconds.

For corporate/group users: Your group administrator will send you an enrollment link via email.

For corporate/group administrators: Create a group administrator account in our Group Administration System where you can order licenses and offer them to members of your organization.

Select Reader Comments

"This material has been quite helpful for me to expand my knowledge on this field. The application of this material has been of great benefit to the company I work for. As a member of the business focus team, I have had the opportunity to introduce the concepts in this material to the focus team; consequently, the company has been able to acquire more business on Supply Chain Services and improve current processes in product manufacturing. The areas of improvement include management change, inventory reduction, accurate job costing, [reduction of] shipping costs, reduce waste and rework. Best regards to all the staff."

– February 16, 2010

"Would love another course!"

– December 22, 2011

"It is a great introduction to the topic. The videos and graphics were excellent, thank you"

– August 21, 2010

"Nice discussion of different responsiveness levers ... I especially like the point that [software] is not required to implement most, and [supply chain] education is needed to promote from within."

– May 23, 2011

"The presentation of the course material was well done. Diagrams, mini-situational questions assisted in assciating the theoretical information to practical situations. The core concepts were well explained and highlighted for emphasis. Overall - very comprehensive introduction for a diverse subject matter."

– March 26, 2009

Company Testimonials

"Cisco has found Supply Chain Online's courses to be extremely beneficial as a key training element in our broad initiative to be a leader in supply chain management. Furthermore, these courses have enabled the entire organization to become versed on a common language of supply chain execution."

Jim Miller, VP - Operations
Cisco Systems, Inc.

"Planar has made extensive use of Supply Chain Online's training materials to find and implement improvements in our complex global supply chain. The quality of the materials is excellent; the courses are easy to use, and they have proven to be a valuable component in our ongoing program of supply chain excellence and leadership."

Michael Coubrough, Director, Global Supply Chain Operations & Global Procurement
Planar Systems, Inc.


March 2014: "The Impact of Logistics Performance on Trade", co-authored by Supply Chain Online Co-Founder Dr. Warren Hausman, Dr. Hau Lee, and Uma Subramanian, wins Wickham Skinner Award for Best Paper published in Productions and Operations Management during 2013

June 2013: Dr. Warren Hausman, author of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, receives 2012 - 2013 Department of Management Science and Engineering award for Graduate Teaching, "...to recognize and thank [him] for...extraordinary efforts that have made Stanford and the department a better place." — Stanford University Department of Management Science and Engineering

August 2012: Dr. Warren Hausman, author of Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management, receives Laudation from Production and Operations Management Journal (Production and Operations Management, July-August 2012, Vol. 21, No. 4, pages xi-xii)

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