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Online Certified in Value Chain Management

Polish Your Business Approach with Value Chain Management Courses

The Online Certified in Value Chain Management Program focuses on a broad variety of activities and processes within an organization that are needed to create a product or service. This program will introduce you to the different stages of value creation, starting with a product or service idea and ending with its distribution. This includes important aspects such as design, procurement, production, quality control, and others. The more value an organization creates, the more competitive it will be.

Participants will learn how to understand and optimize a business’s Value Chain Management in order to deliver outstanding performances and results.

You will benefit from innovative teaching methods and a virtual but collaborative learning experience. All online courses are pitched at the MBA level and after successful completion of the Program, you will be granted a WHU Online Executive Education Certificate and 10 ECTS credits, which can be credited to an MBA (16% of an MBA).

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Program Content

This program will help participants to extract a business model at the company and competitive level and familiarizes them with the terminology as well as necessary processes along the value chain within an enterprise.

The following online courses will provide you with the fundamental knowledge, skillset, and tools to develop a competitive strategy: Strategic Sourcing, Marketing in a Digital World, Logistics & Supply Chain, Operations Management.

To receive a certification, you must participate in all courses and successfully pass each course’s examination. The certificate grants 10 ECTS credits (16% of an MBA).

Program Benefits

Strategic Sourcing

  • Gain an appreciation of the strategic role of sourcing/supply management in a global economy
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge about the main theories, concepts, and tools needed for successful global sourcing/supply management
  • Receive a set of concepts and practical tools to use in support of your supply management decision making

Marketing in a Digital World

  • Understand the impact of digitalization on Marketing
  • Learn how to optimize your business models through digitalization
  • Get to know analytic tools that can be used to change processes within the marketing department
  • Learn how to optimize your customer experience

Logistics & Supply Chain

  • Understanding the role of logistics and supply chain management for value creation and competitive advantage
  • Understand current challenges in global supply chains
  • Understanding fundamental concepts that underlie supply chain management (e.g., manufacturing postponement, logistics postponement, push/pull)
  • Assessing different strategies that firms can follow in the context of logistics and supply chain management
  • Designing and optimizing distribution networks as a driver of an efficient logistics structure given different design options
  • Understanding the role of LSPs and logistics outsourcing as a strategic option

Operations Management

  • Understanding of process analysis, capacity management, forecasting, queueing models, scheduling, and quality management.
  • Develop spreadsheet models that support decision making

Expand your professional network at one of the most renowned German business schools and become part of an active network of peers and experts at WHU.

Participant Profile

The Online Certified in Value Chain Management Program is mainly suited for young and middle management talents who are on the outlook for their next career steps and who would like to specialize in the field of supply chain management in order to create a competitive advantage by improving internal processes.

Admission requirements: To apply for this program, proof of a Bachelor or equivalent first degree is necessary. Furthermore, participants are expected to have a minimum of two years of professional experience. Please note that applications need to be handed in at least 6 weeks before the start of the first chosen module.

The exact admission requirements can be found in the Certificate Regulations.

Program Format and Module Dates

The program consists of 4 courses. Each course requires, on average, 17 hours per week of self-paced learning and 1-2 hours of live-teaching sessions which take place on Saturdays with the opportunity to choose between two timeslots at 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm(CEST). All courses last 4 weeks and include a final examination.

If you are interested in completing more than one Certified in Program, you are welcome to contact us directly regarding special offers. We are very happy to consult you on your options.

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