Logistics & Supply Chain Management Micro-credentialing Program


Tadaca Educational Solutions LLC

is an instructional design/curriculum development consultancy, specializing in corporate training, coaching, and workforce development utilizing evidence-based research and the application of innovative training and technologies

Register for our upcoming Info Session on Saturday, March 4th at 1pm EST: Procurement Certification Info Session Eventbrite


The goal of the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Micro-credentialing Program 
is to foster economic advancement and workforce development through the strategic and intentional introduction to the context of procurement, logistics, and supply.


Overview of Logistics & Supply Chain Management Micro-credentialing Program

Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management are vital aspects of the economy. It is a field projected to grow 30% in the next 10 years. But very few people understand what these terms involve. Here is a brief explanation of the industry:

In order for a company to make a profit, the cost of procuring goods and services must be less than the amount it can sell the goods for, minus whatever costs are associated with processing and selling them.  The goal of procurement management is to ensure that the company (i.e. the buyer) receives goods, services, or works at the best possible price. 

To do this effectively, a procurement manager must assess factors like quality, quantity, time, and location on a continual basis, along with negotiating to find the best available pricing (and therefore savings) for the company.

Logistics focuses on the movement and storage of items in the supply chain. 

Supply chain management (SCM) is more comprehensive, covering all of the coordination between partners that have a role in this network, including sourcing, manufacturing, transporting, storing and selling. The ultimate goal of SCM is to develop processes that ensure a smooth, efficient flow of goods that give customers an excellent experience and drive the business forward. While supply chain management handles activities between separate entities, logistics focuses on the internal movement of goods. 


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Logistics & Supply Chain Management

This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of supply chain management, including the basic flow, core models, supply chain drivers, key metrics, benchmarking techniques, and ideas for taking your supply chain to the next level.

What Topics are Covered?

  • Getting Started
  • The Evolution of the Supply Chain
  • The Basic Supply Chain Structure
  • Supply Chain Drivers
  • Aligning Your Supply Chain with Business Strategy
  • Managing Supply Chain Risks
  • Tracking and Evaluating Supply Chain Data
  • Troubleshooting Supply Chain Problems
  • Sharing Supply Chain Activities
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies
  • Applying Lean Techniques to the Supply Chain
  • The Future of Supply Chain Management

Diploma with Microcredentials given at the end of the event. 

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Vendor Management

This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:

  • Define what a vendor is and what vendor management entails
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of vendor management
  • Differentiate between different types of vendors and outline the effects on potential relationships
  • Outline the types of information that needs to be in a vendor management policy
  • Set SMART business goals and vendor KPIs
  • Define and illustrate a vendor life cycle
  • Understand the components of a risk management framework
  • Explain various software options for vendor risk management assessment
  • Assess and select vendors using questionnaires and checklists 
  • Scale vendor assessments based on the vendors’ risk level
  • Utilize a significance of risk rating to determine a potential vendor
  • List the components of a vendor contract 
  • Monitor the performance and relationship of vendors using questionnaires, forms and auditing.
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Purchasing & Procurement Basics

In this two-day workshop students will learn the basics of procurement, including what a supply chain looks like, the purchasing cycle, essential tools and strategies for making the best purchasing relationships work, managing bids, and more.

What Topics are Covered?

  • Supply Chain Management Basics
  • The Purchasing Cycle
  • Purchasing Toolkit
  • Managing Competitive Bids
  • Improving Efficiency and Accuracy
  • Analyzing and Reducing Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Managing Internal Relationships
  • Tools of the Trade

Diploma with Microcredentials given at the end of the event. 

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The Courses below qualify students to take the Certification Examination offered by Institute of Supply Chain Management

Advanced Procurement Certificate: Risk Management & Negotiation

This course will teach participants to:

  • Establish procurement strategies proven to fit specific situations 
  • Employ risk assessment and management processes in a systematic way
  • Develop and review specifications
  • Establish processes to promote sustainable and green procurement policies
  • Engage in supplier research and market analysis
  • Examine issues related to supply chain management
  • Conduct cost and financial analysis
  • Employ effective contract management processes
  • Develop effective communication strategies with clients, suppliers and all stakeholders
  • Practice principles of conflict resolution
  • Communicate and negotiate efficaciously
Introduction to Procurement Certificate

This course will teach participants to

  • Describe principles of effective procurement
  • Have a working knowledge of the activities associated with effective procurement projects
  • Engage in procurement planning and stakeholder management
  • Write specifications and effective terms of reference (TOR)
  • Determine appropriate procurement methods (RFP, etc…)
  • Select appropriate marketing/advertising channels
  • Understand best practices for drafting documents
  • Invite and evaluate bids proposals


James V. Kelly


EY Strategic Procurement Advisor
Founder of JV Kelly Group, Inc.

James is a recognized global expert in expense and supplier risk management as well as mergers/divestitures/emerging technologies/dashboards. He has managed large teams to optimize six billion plus dollars of indirect spend. James has proven effectiveness in cost reduction, process reengineering, supplier rationalization, Six Sigma Quality, and the Balanced Scorecard. His expertise includes state-of-the-art knowledge of e-Sourcing in its application to the end-to-end process of order management through settlement as well as developing insightful dashboards and the e3Sourcing.com bidding technology platform. James has consistently demonstrated impactful international leadership and motivational skills. He has led global teams in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.


Laura Perozo


Senior Director of Finance & Administration at the Center of Reproductive Rights

Laura Perozo is a finance professional with over 14 years experience in non-profit and audit sectors. Throughout her career she has  demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of procurement and vendor management.  She is currently serving as Senior Director of Finance & Administration at the Center of Reproductive Rights, previous to that, Laura worked as a Director of Global Finance and Grants Management at the Wildlife Conservation Society.  Her experience in procurement and vendor management gives practical insight into the process, from researching and sourcing vendors, obtaining quotes, negotiating contracts, managing vendor relationships, evaluating vendor performance and paying vendors. Her insights help participants learn best practices for streamlining these processes translating into saving businesses time and money.

Last Updated: 02/16/2023 17:22