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Supply Chain Foundations

via LinkedIn Learning


Get a primer on supply chain management. Learn how to connect and integrate the links of sourcing, procurement, conversion, and logistics management.


  • Supply chain for business professionals
1. What Is Supply Chain Management?
  • Parts of a supply chain
  • Changing nature of supply chain management
  • Establishing SCM goals
  • Understanding SCM across industries
2. Purchasing and Supplier Relationships
  • Inventory management basics
  • Choose a supplier
  • Develop good buyer and supplier relationships
3. Manufacturing and Operations
  • Manufacturing and operations basics
  • Choosing a location
  • Managing quality
4. Logistics
  • Logistics management basics
  • Packaging your product
  • Standard containers
  • Transporting and distributing your product
  • Delivering your product
  • Delivering the last mile
5. Supply Chain Integration
  • Integrating and coordinating the entire supply chain
  • Mitigating the bullwhip effect
  • Basic supply chain strategies
  • Understanding lean systems
6. Issues in SCM
  • Going global
  • Creating and managing an ethical supply chain
  • Creating sustainable supply chains
  • Dealing with disasters
  • Next steps

Taught by

Eddie Davila


4.7 rating at LinkedIn Learning based on 2693 ratings

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