Supply Chain Management Specialization

Last Update November 24, 2022
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About This Course

Specialization in Supply Chain Management. Master the Fundamentals: Logistics, Operations, Planning, Sourcing, and Strategy

This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the program you’ll have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today’s global networked economy.

The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you’ll master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you’ll solve a real-life business case.

The Specialization is for you, if: 1. you’re looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you’re working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you’re fascinated by how the global economy is linked together by the flow of products, information, and finances.

Learning Objectives

To apply core methodologies (probability, statistics, optimization) used in supply chain modeling and analysis.
To understand and use fundamental models to make trade-offs between forecasting, inventory, and transportation.
To design supply chain networks as well as financial and information flows.
To understand how supply chains act as systems and interact.
How technology is used within supply chains from fundamentals to packaged software systems.
End to end supply chain management.


Fundamental concepts of supply chain and logistics management

Supply chains and logistics network design

Sourcing materials and services

Producing goods and services

Supplier and customer relationship management

Global logistics

Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model

Transportation management

Warehouse and inventory management

Managing distribution operations

Reverse logistics and sustainability

Supply chain and logistics management technology