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Supply Chain Logistics

Rutgers University via Coursera

Overview

Have you ever wondered how goods get delivered to us so quickly as soon as we order them? One word: Logistics! In this introductory Supply Chain Logistics course, I will take you on a journey to this fascinating backbone of global trade. We cover the three major building blocks of logistics networks: transportation, warehousing, and inventory. After completing this course, you will be able to differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of different modes of transportation. You will understand what goes into designing and setting up a warehousing facility. Finally, you will be able to select the options that enable you to develop logistics networks, that minimize costs and deliver top customer service. This is an introductory course designed to provide you with a start on your learning journey in logistics. You do not need to have any background in logistics, but it would be beneficial if you had a basic understanding of business concepts. Join me and we will learn together about logistics!

Interested in learning advanced supply chain topics? Check out the Supply Chain Excellence MasterTrack™ Certificate: https://www.coursera.org/mastertrack/supply-chain-excellence-rutgers

Syllabus

Transportation
-Welcome to the exciting world of logistics! We are going to start by taking a look at transportation. But before we get there, I would like to introduce you to myself. We will cover the different modes of transportation: motor freight, air freight, intermodal, and express delivery. After completing this module, you'll be able to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of different transportation modes. Furthermore, you will demonstrate how transportation systems use different modes to facilitate the efficient movement of goods from origin to destination. Lastly, you will be able to recognize what transportation modes were used by a shipping company just by looking at the tracking statement.

Warehousing and Inventory Management
-This module introduces you to warehousing and inventory management. After completing this module, you will be able to design your of warehousing facility. You will also understand the different types of inventory and why they are important to ensure customers can find the products they are looking for.

Logistics Network
-This module builds on the previously covered building blocks of logistics networks and reviews the implications of putting together a logistics network. After completing this module, you will be ready to tackle the final exam and able to design your own logistics network and understand the implications of logistics decisions on the overall satisfaction of our customers.

Final Exam
-This module builds on the previously covered transportation, warehousing, and inventory. You will be able to appreciate the implications of putting together a logistics network. Furthermore, you will put all of the things into practice that we covered in the previous weeks. After completing this module, you will have shown that you master the basics of logistics and are able to design your own logistics network.

Taught by

Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    good morning sir, i'm Arun from saudi i want to join your class but not able to attend this session on saturday to thursday, so can you suggest me or tell me that i can join these class on friday only.
  • Emmanuel Mbanefo

    Emmanuel Mbanefo is taking this course right now, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    Am just starting the course and i can not say any thing about it now . ...................................................................................................................
    i wish mysef good luck in the study .....................................................
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I'm very interesting to take this course because I was working this field about 7years experience.

    I realy appreciate coursera team for their opportunity to give us.

    Thanks a lot and go forward

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