Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Introduction to Supply Chain Management is the first course in the Supply-Chain specialization. Learners examine how, as the world becomes more automated along with an increased use of sophisticated technologies, the traditional supply chain is set to evolve. The digital transformation of the supply chain will have an impact on supply agility as well as on the dimensions of costs, capital and service offerings. The ability to be adaptable, flexible, and integrated with technology are defining concepts for future supply chains. As supply moves forward, digital transformation will impact key supply function including: the physical flow of goods, warehouse automation, and smart logistics planning. Organizations such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Alibaba have complex supply chains that incorporate advanced technologies such as AI and robotics. Each of these organizations has revolutionized and re-shaped the approach to both logistics and supply chain management. A supply chain risk management strategy must now include considerations for non-traditional risks such as cyber attacks, biological attacks, and political attacks. In this course learners are provided with an overview of the field of supply chain management including the logistics management functions and the interrelationships among the different organizational functions. Learners examine effective supply chain strategies and logistics functions from a global perspective.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
What will I learn?
Determine the differences between a traditional versus a non-traditional supply chain
Describe the value proposition of agility in the supply chain
Identify the importance of the advanced digital transformation tools affecting the supply chain management function
Develop a digital transformation roadmap for supply chain based on the organization’s value proposition
Analyze 21st century supply chain strategies from a global perspective
Integrate current supply chain tools and techniques to a business scenario
Create a 21st century supply chain strategy that aligns with the organizational strategy
How will I learn?
What support will I receive?
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While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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