May 31, 2023  
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 
Rensselaer Catalog 2021-2022 [Archived Catalog]

Supply Chain and Logistics Graduate Certificate (Hartford)

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The Supply Chain and Logistics certificates prepares engineers and scientists to design, evaluate and improve supply chain elements, systems and processes to improve organizational performance.  Students learn to apply data analytic tools the logistic process in order to identify ways to improve cost conditions, inventory, and throughput of the overarching systems and processes.  Students optimize relationships and elements in order to meet product and organizational objectives.

Certificate Information

The certificate requires three 3-credit hour courses, for a total of 9 credit hours.

  • The program results in a graduate-level certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics.
  • The certificate’s blended online delivery reflects today’s dynamic workplace.

  • Courses are taken for credit, and successful completion requires a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

  • Practitioner faculty guide the completion of project work as it relates to student’s career objectives.

  • As each of the courses build upon prior courses, courses must be taken in sequence.

  • Students may choose to complete multiple certificates or apply certificates to other degree programs, according to each program’s requirements (for eligible programs, see program Web site at

  • For more information about start dates and application requirements, see program Web site at (

Students completing this certificate are able to:

•    Map and evaluate value chain within the organization, including its supply chain and vendors.
•    Determine quality characteristics and performance standards for elements within the supply chain.
•    Identify and develop plans to reduce vulnerabilities within the supply chain.
•    Identify criteria for evaluating the efficacy of a logistics pathway into and from the organization.
•    Manage and improve vendor relationships within the supply chain to insure logistic and quality goals are achieved and exceeded.
•    Manage and lead cross-functional and cross-organizational teams to achieve organizational goals.

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