Supply Chain Management


Course Overview

The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you will master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you will solve a real-life business case.

  1. Introduction to supply chain management
  2. Introduction to manufacturing
  3. Manufacturing environments and process choices
  4. Manufacturing planning and control
  5. Lean
  1. Demand management process
  2. Characteristics of demand
  3. Forecasting
  4. Tracking the forecast
  1. S&OP and production planning
  2. Master scheduling and the master production schedule (MPS)
  3. Master scheduling and sales
  1. The MRP environment
  2. Bills of material
  3. MRP Logic
  4. Using and managing the priority plan
  1. Capacity management overview
  2. Capacity requirement planning
  1. Purchasing practices and objectives
  2. Purchasing process
  1. Aggregate inventory management
  2. Inventory costs
  3. Financial statements and inventory
  4. Inventory policies and controls
  5. Order quantities
  6. Independent demand ordering systems
  7. Auditing inventory records.
  1. Physical distribution overview
  2. Distribution inventory
  3. Transportation
  4. Warehousing
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