Supply chain management

In this introductory course, students are provided with a comprehensive overview of the business processes, value creating activities, and best practices for managing a supply chain – from forecasting and demand management, to sourcing and procurement, to sales and operations planning, and through logistics

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Last updated Thu, 18-Jan-2024
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Course overview
Curriculum for this course
39 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
Week 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • The importance of supply chain management in modern business
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  • Overview of supply chain components and processes
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  • Key challenges and opportunities in supply chain management
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Week 2: Supply Chain Strategy
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Developing supply chain strategies aligned with business goals
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  • Competitive advantage through supply chain design
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  • Supply chain risk management and resilience
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Week 3: Demand Forecasting and Planning
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Understanding demand patterns and forecasting methods
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  • Inventory management and optimization
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  • Sales and operations planning (S&OP) processes
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Week 4: Procurement and Supplier Management
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Strategic sourcing and procurement processes
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  • Supplier selection, evaluation, and relationship management
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  • Supplier diversity and sustainability considerations
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Week 5: Logistics and Transportation Management
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Modes of transportation (road, rail, air, sea)
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  • Warehouse and distribution center operations
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  • Last-mile delivery and e-commerce logistics
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Week 6: Inventory Management and Optimization
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Inventory control models and techniques
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  • Just-in-Time (JIT) and lean inventory principles
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  • Inventory turnover and carrying costs
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Week 7: Supply Chain Technologies
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Introduction to supply chain technology (ERP, WMS, TMS)
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  • Digital transformation and Industry 4.0 in supply chain management
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  • Blockchain and its applications in supply chains
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Week 8: Quality Management and Continuous Improvement
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Total Quality Management (TQM) in supply chains
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  • Six Sigma principles and tools for process improvement
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  • Lean principles for waste reduction
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Week 9: Supply Chain Sustainability
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Sustainability in supply chain strategy
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  • Green supply chain practices and eco-friendly initiatives
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  • Measuring and reporting sustainability performance
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Week 10: Global Supply Chain Management
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • International trade and global logistics
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  • Cross-border regulations and customs compliance
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  • Managing global supplier networks
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Week 11: Supply Chain Risk Management
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Identifying and assessing supply chain risks
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  • Risk mitigation strategies and contingency planning
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  • Business continuity in supply chain disruptions
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Week 12: Performance Metrics and KPIs
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for supply chain measurement
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  • Balanced Scorecard and supply chain performance assessment
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  • Benchmarking and continuous improvement
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Week 13: Capstone Project and Course Review
3 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • Application of course concepts in a real-world supply chain project
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  • Final presentations and peer evaluations
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  • Course conclusion and next steps in supply chain management
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