Become a more confident supply chain manager. Learn critical skills to manage global supply chains effectively and efficiently. After completing this learning path, you'll advance your skills in project management, process improvement, quality management, supply chain analysis, leadership, and more.
Study supply chain process improvement and quality management.
Business Acumen for Project Managers with Daniel Stanton
Learn core strategic and business management skills that can help to bolster your business acumen. Discover how to align your projects with the larger purpose of your organization.
1h 15m • COURSE
Project Management: International Projects with Sam Yankelevitch
Learn techniques for improving collaboration and communication in settings where team players are separated by culture, language, and distance.
1h • COURSE
Project Management Foundations: Integration with Oliver Yarbrough
Accelerate your project's performance by mastering integration management. Gain tactical knowledge on how to integrate all the components of a project to make it successful.
44m 25s • COURSE
Operational Excellence Foundations with Richard Chua
Use the principles of operational excellence to deliver more value; improve processes, products, and services; and increase and sustain your competitive advantage.
1h 32m • COURSE
Lean Foundations with Steven Brown
Learn about lean: an operations management approach that means creating more value for customers with fewer resources.
1h 36m • COURSE
Six Sigma Foundations with Richard Chua
Learn how to use Six Sigma to drive improvements in the performance of your processes, products, and services.
1h 51m • COURSE
Data Analytics for Business Professionals with John Johnson
Learn how to use data analytics to make better business decisions and gain competitive advantage. This fast-paced introduction is ideal for managers and executives.
1h 17m • COURSE
Measuring Business Performance with Eddie Davila
Learn why performance measurement is critical and how to develop business metric systems that align with your business goals.
1h 37m • COURSE
Requirements Elicitation and Analysis with Angela Wick
Explore how to leverage elicitation and analysis techniques to define great requirements. Learn why these techniques are important and how to tailor them to your project.
1h 27m • COURSE
Learning Supply Chain Cybersecurity with Emma Osborn
Learn how cybersecurity best practices, policies, and processes can made your supply chain more secure.
59m 52s • COURSE
Counterintuitive Leadership Strategies for a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) Environment with Sara Canaday
Learn how to leverage counterintuitive strategies to better lead in an always-on, push-harder, and do-more world.
57m 49s • COURSE
You'll learn supply chain management skills with these experts.
Daniel Stanton, PMP, CSCP, SCPro, CSSBB, is an award-winning business educator, executive, and entrepreneur.
Known as "Mr. Supply Chain," Daniel served five years in the military before getting a masters in logistics engineering from MIT and working as a supply chain project manager for a global manufacturing company.
His best-selling book, Supply Chain Management For Dummies, has been translated into several languages. He has also cofounded tech startups and been an advisor and senior executive for nonprofit education associations.
Daniel believes that supply chains are key to understanding how businesses deliver value to customers, and projects are the way we make improvements to supply chains.
You can learn more about his work, and follow him on social media, at danielstanton.com.
Sam Yankelevitch is an author, trainer, and international conference speaker.Sam has helped numerous organizations end their struggle with unwanted costs caused by miscommunication. He is a LinkedIn Learning instructor and the author of Lean Potion #9 – Communication: The Next Lean Frontier and Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, Distance, and Culture. Sam aligns local and global teams by combining his rich grasp of multicultural contexts with quality and continuous improvement approaches. Learn more at SamYankelevitch.com.
Oliver Yarbrough, PMP®, is an author, speaker, trainer, and project management and strategic marketing expert.After a highly productive corporate career that took him from the halls of corporate America to assignments in the Middle East and beyond, Oliver combined his diverse B2B marketing, sales, and project management experience in order to empower organizations and professionals to build relationships faster, shorten sales cycles, execute projects better, and increase profits.He offers fresh insights and encourages his audiences and clients to take action with a captivating, entertaining, and down-to-earth style. He shares with them his hands-on experience building and managing professional relationships for some of the largest companies in the world, including Lucent Technologies, Staples, and Sprint, along with his own successful business ventures.Oliver holds a master's degree from the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College (MBA program ranked #1 in entrepreneurship for 25 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report). He is a former board member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), as well as the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), Atlanta chapter. Additionally, he has been featured in "People on the Move" in the Atlanta Business Chronicle.Today, he is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Oliver is also president of BOBCAT Academy. He can be found at OliverYarbrough.com and on Twitter @OliverYarbrough.On a personal note, Oliver has a great passion for global cultural immersion. He loves to travel and learn about customs from locals that he meets. He has been fortunate to live, work, and explore such fascinating places as South Africa, Asia, South America, Central America, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. Currently, he lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is a staple in the city's professional and social fabric, volunteering with nonprofit organizations, moderating events, and regularly networking.
Dr. Richard Chua is a consultant, author, professor, and certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trainer.
For the last 25 years, Dr. Chua has trained thousands of executives, managers, and project leaders in Fortune 500 and multinational companies to become Champions and Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black Belts in the deployment of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. Dr. Chua's successes have been published as cover stories in magazines such as the American Society for Quality's Six Sigma Forum Magazine, where he co-authored an article with the CEO of Samsung Electronics, and in Quality Progress with the operations executive at Genentech. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Chua is lead professor of operations management in the Jack Welch Management Institute. He holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in industrial engineering (BSIE) with distinction from Purdue University.
Steven Brown is an educator and instructor for LinkedIn Learning.
For 16 years, he taught supply chain management courses at Arizona State University, reaching over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students during this time. In addition, Steven has 30 years of business experience with a strong background in production management, program management, and process improvement practices at the factory level. He has worked exclusively in the fields of operations management and service operations management and has managed strategic programs and projects in 10 different countries during his business career. Steven is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), as designated by the Association for Operations Management (APICS), and was awarded a lifetime certification in 2013.
Steven believes the future of business education is online and lifelong. And that's why he creates these courses.
John H. Johnson is a professional economist, expert witness, author, and speaker.
As president and CEO of Edgeworth Economics, he provides premier economic consulting services to clients around the world. Dr. Johnson is known internationally for his ability to explain highly sophisticated concepts in a simple, straightforward manner and brings this skill to his consulting, writing, and speaking. At Edgeworth, Dr. Johnson provides consulting and expert testimony for Fortune 100 clients, trade groups, and government agencies. In his litigation work, he guides companies and outside counsel on the appropriate use and interpretation of complex data sets, and has served as an expert witness in some of today's most high-stakes corporate lawsuits. On the business analytics side, Dr. Johnson helps companies translate their complex internal data sets into strategic, actionable information across a variety of business settings including human resources, finance, marketing, manufacturing, and business intelligence. Both aspects share the need to understand—and properly apply—large, complex sets of data. He applies this same skill to his writing and speaking, where he helps audiences avoid the most common pitfalls people make when confronted with data, so they can become more confident and discerning consumers of data and make better decisions in their professional and personal lives. Dr. Johnson is a frequent presenter on economic topics and the use of data, and co-author of EVERYDATA™: The Misinformation Hidden in the Little Data You Consume Every Day. He has also authored numerous papers across his areas of expertise. Dr. Johnson received a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his BA in economics with Highest Distinction from the University of Rochester.
Eddie Davila is the associate chair for the Supply Chain Management program at Arizona State University.In addition to serving as associate chair, Eddie is a principal lecturer for the highly ranked Supply Chain Management program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eddie has taught over 30,000 students in person and millions more online via videos and digital textbooks. His digital content is used by both top-ranked universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He has also provided consulting services for companies in the energy, publishing, retail, technology, global health, and agriculture industries. Eddie likes to spend his spare time on a yoga mat.
Angela Wick is a trainer, consultant, agile coach, author, blogger, and speaker.
Angela has over 20 years of experience in business analysis and is a recognized global expert in business analysis practices. She helps organizations bring agility and a value mindset to the products and solutions they develop. As the founder of BA-Squared, LLC, a training and consulting organization, she focuses on modernizing requirements and agile practices, and teaches business analysis, agile product ownership, agile business analysis, and project management.
Angela is passionate about bringing innovation, creativity, and leadership to requirements and agile practices. She contributes to industry thought leadership in the following ways: as a member of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) v3 committee; lead author and committee chair of the IIBA Business Analysis Competency Model; author of the "Career Models" chapter in Managing Business Analysts; expert reviewer of Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide; and author of the ebook Agile Product Ownership: Maximizing the Role and Accelerating Success. Angela has earned the Project Management Professional (PMP®), Professional in Business Analysis (PBA®), Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®), ICAgile Certified Professional Agile Coach (ICP-ACC), and ICAgile Certified Professional Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA) certifications.
Emma Osborn is an independent security consultant and trainer.
Emma specializes in supply chain cybersecurity and understanding the challenges of implementing cybersecurity in small organizations.
Originally from a technical background, Emma is now more focused on the strategic and human factors of cybersecurity. Much of her work is in supporting nontechnical decision-makers to broaden their security knowledge, so that they're confident in the security decisions they make and how they fit with their business.
She has also continued to complete small research and development projects and is happy to talk to anyone looking for research partnerships.
Sara Canaday is a leadership development expert, speaker, and author.
In her work, Sara helps companies maximize the contributions of their leaders for bottom-line impact. Drawing on her 15 years of corporate experience, Sara has a unique gift for connecting with audiences and ensuring they walk away with actionable strategies for positive change—strengthening leadership skills, improving business relationships, and enhancing performance.
Sara's career spans more than 20 years, including senior executive positions in sales, operations, and organizational development with USAA and Texas Mutual. After forming her own company, Sara began sharing her expertise in leadership development, executive presence, branding, and emotional intelligence. Her insights have led hundreds of teams and individuals nationwide to make strategic changes with impressive results.
Sara is a member of both the National Speakers Association and the Global Speakers Federation, and is an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She is certified in the CCL suite of 360-degree multi-rater feedback instruments, and she is accredited through Multi-Health Systems to administer the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessments.
Sara has been featured in a number of publications and broadcasts, most notably Forbes, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, CNBC, and the American Management Association's Leadership-Wired. Sara is also the author of a popular business book, You—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career.