School of Business offers supply chain certification for Sprint executives
As part of its executive education programs, the KU School of Business is partnering with Sprint to offer a certification program in procurement, logistics and contract negotiations for a cohort of 25 Sprint managers and individual contributors.
“By partnering with KU, we are preparing our partners for the future of supply chain,” said Sprint Chief Procurement Officer Cyril Pourrat.
Over the course of the summer, participants will meet weekly for classes designed to help them develop an understanding of:
- Sourcing and procurement and how they fit within the overall strategy of an organization;
- Key elements of logistics management, including inventory, transportation and fulfillment strategy;
- The financial aspects and significance of working capital management, contracting and negotiations.
Courses will be taught by faculty members Mazhar Arikan and Suman Mallik, associate professors of decision sciences and supply chain management, and Kelly Welch, finance lecturer and Teaching Fellow. Kissan Joseph, marketing and business law professor and Stockton Fellow, will coordinate the program.
“The school is pleased to offer training, share best practices and provide research-driven insights in the area of supply chain and logistics because it is an increasingly important component of today’s globally connected firm,” Joseph said.