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Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

University of Twente via FutureLearn

Overview

Delve into the processes behind sustainable and global supply chains

Every product we use today is the result of a supply chain – a complex series of steps that turn raw materials into the final products we use. Managing these supply chains has become more challenging due to modern technologies and trends, such as the 24-hour economy and a focus on sustainability.

On this six-week course, you’ll discover the importance of managing supply chains, and how to overcome key challenges. You’ll understand how the global supply chain has become what it is today and how you can implement sustainable supply chain innovations.

Delving into different processes, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge of how supply chains can meet future economic, environmental, and social requirements.

Explore the role of information technology in supply chains

You’ll gain an introduction to information and communication technology (ICT) in supply chains, exploring both the history and current use of ICT.

You’ll learn how ICT technologies have enabled supply chain innovations and what the next generation of ICT in the supply chain will be.

Understand enterprise architecture

As you delve into business process management and modelling, you’ll understand how to integrate different flows and processes to make your supply chain management more efficient.

Within this, you’ll be introduced to information and enterprise architecture to help standardise infrastructures to meet business goals.

Develop skills as a supply chain manager

To explore technologies you can use in the supply chain, you’ll investigate sensing and wireless technology along with smart logistics and the Internet of Things.

Learning from the academics at the University of Twente and experts from industry, you’ll finish the course with the ability to innovate supply chains for sustainability.

This course is designed for professionals and students in disciplines such as ICT, operations, marketing, and finance who wish to learn more about supply chain management.

It will also benefit supply chain management and operations professionals and students that want to learn from about new trends and technologies.

As we are all end customers of supply chains and the impact of supply chains affects us all, the course is suitable for anyone.

Taught by

Jos Van Hillegersberg

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