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Supply Chain Management Strategy

Rutgers University via Coursera

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  • Cost Paid Course
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage a successful supply chain? It all comes down to the right strategy. Supply Chain Management Strategy is the indispensable direction for managing a successful supply chain. This course is the capstone of the Supply Chain Management specialization. While, it is strongly recommended that you take all courses in this specialization, you do not have to if you believe you already have those skills. You will use the tools acquired in the previous four courses to create a supply chain management strategy in a real-life case scenario. At the completion of this course you will have shown mastery of the tools and techniques to successfully manage a complex network of companies that we call the supply chain.

Syllabus

What is Supply Chain Strategy
-In this module you will be introduced to the business case that you will work on over the duration of this course. The goal of this part is to determine the overall direction of your improvement efforts. After completing this module, you will be able to recognize the issues in a business better as well as customize your specific recommendations in the remainder of the course.

Logistics at MTC
-In this module, you are going to examine the logistics challenges that MTC faces. In addition to examining the current state of the company's logistics, you will make recommendations to improve the company's logistics. After completing this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to recognize a company's logistical challenges and make appropriate recommendations to overcome those issues.

Operations at MTC
-In this module, you are going to examine the operations challenges that MTC faces. In addition to examining the current state of the company's operations, you will make recommendations to improve the company's flow of products to the customers. After completing this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to recognize a company's operational challenges and make appropriate recommendations to overcome those issues.

Planning at MTC
-In this module, you are going to examine the planning challenges that MTC faces. In addition to examining the current state of the company's demand planning and fulfillment, you will make recommendations to improve the company's forecasting. After completing this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to recognize a company's forecasting and demand planning challenges and make appropriate recommendations to overcome those issues.

Sourcing at MTC
-In this module, you are going to examine the sourcing challenges that MTC faces. In addition to examining the current state of the company's procurement activities, you will make recommendations to improve the company's relationships with its suppliers as well as their ability to take advantage of closer relationships with its customers. After completing this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to recognize a company's sourcing challenges and make appropriate recommendations to overcome those issues.

The Solution
-In this module, you are going to craft a cumulative presentation of all your recommendations. After completing this module, you will have demonstrated the ability to present a cohesive and logical argument to support your recommendations.

Taught by

Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.

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