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Rutgers University

Supply Chain Analytics Essentials

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Welcome to Supply Chain Analytics - an exciting area that is in high demand! In this introductory course to Supply Chain Analytics, I will take you on a journey to this fascinating area where supply chain management meets data analytics. You will learn real life examples on how analytics can be applied to various domains of a supply chain, from selling, to logistics, production and sourcing, to generate a significant social / economic impact. You will also learn job market trend, job requirement and preparation. Lastly, you will master a job intelligence tool to find preferred job(s) by region, industry and company. Upon completing this course, you will 1. Understand why analytics is critical to supply chain management and its financial / economic impact. 2. See the pain points of a supply chain and how analytics may relieve them. 3. Learn supply chain analytics job opportunities, and use a job intelligence tool to make data-driven career decisions. I hope you enjoy the course!


  • Welcome!
    • Welcome to supply chain analytics (SCA) – an emerging and exciting area in high demand! In this week, I will give you an introduction to SCA, share my journey, and preview the talent crisis.
  • Supply Chain Analytics Impact
    • By real-life examples, you will learn how supply chain management (SCM), aided by analytics, may create a long-term competitive advantage. You will see why analytics is critical to SCM. Finally, you will identify the main domains of a supply chain.
  • Supply Chain Pain Points and How Analytics May Relieve Them
    • Through real-life examples, you will learn how analytics can be applied to various domains of a supply chain to generate economic value.
  • Job Opportunities and Job Intelligence
    • In this final week, you will learn specifics of supply chain analytics job opportunities. You will learn to use job intelligence to make career choices based on data.

Taught by

Yao Zhao


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