Professional Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The Center for Intelligent Supply Networks (C4ISN) offers a comprehensive curriculum of three consecutive day modules and site visits allowing participants to earn a professional certificate in supply chain management in four months. C4ISN can also customize a curriculum designed for individual company needs.

Program Requirements and Modules

The program requires completion of four modules (12 days, eight hours per day), assignments and quizzes.
Tuition: Early Registration (30 days before program starts): $6,500 or Regular Registration: $7,200

Who Should Attend?

Students from all segments of the supply chain community, including service, manufacturing, product development, procurement, distribution, warehousing, logistics, information technology and consulting and students who have many years of professional experience and little academic training in supply chain or vice versa.

Value to Industry

The program develops supply chain professionals who are:

  • Faster on the job, make fewer mistakes and improve supply chain performance
  • More effective collaborators with other functions of the organization while improving supply chain visibility
  • More efficient in using technology while learning and applying the latest techniques from industry and academic experts

Value to Solution Providers

The program develops supply chain consultants who are capable of:

  • Having a better dialogue with customers about their business processes and metrics
  • Implementing robust solutions that are not based on local constraints
  • Effective supply chain diagnostics and listening to customer symptoms to fix the root causes

Value to Individuals

With an emphasis on effective, real-world, decision-making:

  • Complement your experience and gain an edge over your peers with a certificate from a leading university.
  • Network with other supply chain professionals and learn from each other.
  • Become current in best practices and trends in the field of supply chain management.

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Fall 2014 (12 Class Days – Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Module Date (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
1. Supply Chain Fundamentals September 18, 19, 20
2. Supply Chain Design October 16, 17, 18
3. Supply Chain Planning November 13, 14, 15
4. Supply Chain Execution December 11, 12, 13

C4ISN’s Supply Chain Certificate participants represent a wide range of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most progressive corporations. Recent participants’ company affiliations include:

Participating Companies

  • Accenture
  • Alcatel
  • Answerthink
  • U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Avial
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Blockbuster
  • Brinks
  • Cell Star
  • Cliffprice & Company
  • Comercia Bank
  • Dean Foods
  • Ericsson
  • Excel
  • Fossil, Inc.
  • Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Hitachi Consulting
  • iBiz Software Inc.
  • Infor
  • JCPenney
  • Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.
  • Larson & Toubro
  • L3 Communications
  • Lennox International
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • MM Solutions
  • Network Hardware Resale
  • Nextel Communications
  • Nokia
  • Nortel
  • Novation
  • On-Target Supplies & Logistics
  • Pharma Fab Industries
  • Raytheon
  • Rexel
  • RIA
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Samsung
  • SAP
  • SkinCeuticals
  • Sterling Commerce
  • ST Microelectronics
  • Tekelec
  • Texas Instruments
  • Thermadyne Holdings Group
  • United Supermarkets
  • Valspar
  • Verizon
  • Viewlocity
  • Vistyx
  • Zep Manufacturing

David Alev

David Alev is a principal at the Consulting Academy, specializing in improving professional services competence and profitability by enabling project teams with business savvy and client service skills. Alev’s 28-year career spans college-level teaching, production management, software development/marketing and project positions at all levels. He has experience in hiring and counseling consultants, service delivery and methodology development. His most recent positions were senior manager with Deloitte Consulting Group’s SAP practice and vice president/account manager with Cap Gemini America’s Package Based Solutions group.

Abhi Biswas

Abhi Biswas is the director of the Graduate Marketing Certificate program and a full-time faculty member at The Naveen Jindal School of Management at University of Texas at Dallas. Biswas has over 19 years of teaching experience, including courses at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He has been consistently recognized for outstanding teaching at all three institutions. Over the years, he has taught a diverse range of MBA and EMBA courses, including Consumer Behavior, International Marketing, Product Management, Marketing Research, Pricing Strategy, Marketing Strategy and Advertising and Promotion.

Paul L. Campbell

Paul Campbell has 30 years of experience in operations and supply chain management, including 20 years of experience with Frito-Lay, Inc. in various supply chain functions where he implemented significant productivity improvements in manufacturing and distribution. Prior experience includes managing positions in manufacturing and materials management with firms in electronic connectors and manufacturer of CNC machining centers. Campbell has developed supply chain processes at all levels from purchasing and manufacturing to warehouse and distribution to customer service and collaboration. Campbell completed his MBA at Gannon University and has a BS degree in computer science from the Pennsylvania State University.

Gene Deluke

Gene Deluke is currently a senior lecturer in the Naveen Jindal School of Management Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) Department. In this role, he teaches courses in Operations/Supply Chain Management. Deluke is also a faculty advisor for the SIFE student organization. In 2010 and 2011 the UT Dallas SIFE team won the regional competition. Deluke has worked in industry for over 20 years in management and senior consultant level positions for such companies as TI, EDS, i2 Technologies and SAP America. Deluke holds a MS degree in engineering administration from Southern Methodist University and BS degrees in mathematics and industrial engineering from the University of Houston.

Prasad Gavankar

Dr. Prasad Gavankar, P. E., works as a quality solutions manager of supply chains at Frito-Lay, Corp. He has over 11 years of consulting experience in supply chain management and has worked on consulting projects with Boeing, Bell Helicopter Textron, National Instruments, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army. Dr. Gavankar worked as a supply chain management expert with JDA, Oracle and MCA solutions. He trained over 700 industry consultants in supply chain management during the past 11 years. He graduated from Arizona State University with a PhD in industrial and management systems engineering.

Surya N. Janakiraman

Dr. Surya N. Janakiraman is an associate professor of accounting at The University of Texas at Dallas. Prior to joining UT Dallas, he taught at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. He has a PhD in accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Janakiraman’s academic achievements include Dean’s Fellowship at the Wharton School, representing the Wharton School at the doctoral consortium and obtaining a dissertation fellowship award from Arthur Andersen. Janakiraman’s non-academic work experience includes production responsibilities in a major automobile manufacturing firm, project management and consulting.

Ram Natarajan

Dr. Ram Natarajan is an associate professor of accounting at The University of Texas at Dallas. He has a PhD in accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is professionally qualified as a cost accountant. He previously taught at the University of Michigan Business School and at Southern Methodist University. Natarajan has been recognized twice for superior teaching performance at SMU and was nominated for the Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award at UT Dallas.

Divakar Rajamani

Dr. Divakar Rajamani is a professor and managing director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. Rajamani has had a 10-year career in industry at such companies as i2 Technologies and General Motors, where he worked in a consulting capacity. His areas of expertise include lean manufacturing, product lifecycle management, factory planning and transition planning. He also served on the faculty of the University of Manitoba from 1990-1996. He has published articles in the operations research field and co-authored a book, Cellular Manufacturing Systems: Design, Planning and Control, which was published in 1996.