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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.
  • Anonymous
    Logistics is the back bone of this globe. Thanks for putting your effort in this to take this globe up one step by providing this internationally recognized course of Logistics and supply chain.

    While I'm the one who interested to take this course, I need free offer from your lovely Rutgers University online. I would be grateful if you would be helpful.

    Respectfully,
  • Anonymous
    overall and more important to me as a student in this opportunity given to me as a new learner or a beginner in the school.
    Therefore, I would be so impressed to have this free learning opportunity to become one of the excelling students who will become a new effort to join and support global warming by the end of this course.
    willing ready to join this platform to learn and gain knowledge to join the fight against covid-19 and become professional people to stand independently.
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    Akash Neupane
    This is very wonderful course in the topic of Supply Chain Logistic . I am satisfied with the course materials. It is very useful for us to get basic knowhow in the field. Thank You Classcentral and entire team for all this.
  • Tariku Turi
    Logistics is the back bone of this globe. Thanks for putting your effort in this to take this globe up one step by providing this internationally recognized course of Logistics and supply chain.

    While I'm the one who interested to take this course, I need free offer form your lovely Rutgers University online. I would be grateful if you would be helpful.

    Respectfully,
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    Abadir Abdu
    I have taken diploma with supply chain management also and also professionally economics so this course attract for my feature job opportunity and also empower me for my personal development me i have plane to upgrade by supply chain and logistic management and also i am transistor for Ethiopian custom commission and i have rich experience in different local and international organization with community development projects so if i do have got this opportunity it helps me to diversify my skill and knowledge.
  • Anonymous
    lam student of supply chain and procurement interested to pursed the course based on the skill and knowledge acquired from university. kindly requesting your administration if could consider my request for the course. This course will empower me with the knowledge currently am holding the position of procurement in the organization is working for.

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