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edX: Supply Chain Fundamentals

 with  Chris Caplice
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This Supply Chain Fundamentals course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, offered by #1 ranked SCM Master's program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The CTL.SC1x Supply Chain Fundamentals course provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental mathematical models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.

The main topic areas we will focus on this course are:

  • Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management
  • Inventory Planning, Management, and Control
  • Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution

While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice.

MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management

The MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is specifically designed and administered by MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting and growing field. In addition to being a standalone certificate demonstrating expertise in the field, students who complete all of the required courses and the final proctored exam will be qualified to apply to gain credit at MIT for the blended graduate master's degree program. In order to qualify for the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management you need to earn a Verified Certificate in all of the required courses. When you register for a Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to additional practice problems, supplemental readings, and opportunities for increased interaction with the faculty and teaching staff.

To learn more about the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management, please visit http://scm.mit.edu/micromasters

MITx requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. MITx will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the MITx course; revocation of any certificates received for the MITx course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations.

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Provider edX
Language English
Certificates $200 Certificate Available
Hours 6-8 hours a week
Calendar 12 weeks long
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful
3 years ago
Tim Taka is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be hard.
High-quality, in-depth content and engaging style of the instructor. Thanks to the instructor and edx for proving this course for free. You can take this course without hesitation.
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Thong Buu Tran completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This course was rigorous and challenging. I spent as many as 10 hours on average to learn the concepts and do the quizzes on a weekly basis. The quality was high (up to my expectation of a MIT course) . You should have Excel skill before taking this course, so I recommend Data Analysis to the Max() , an edX course taught by DelfX.
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful
2 years ago
Jinwook is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This is a great start to studying SCM.

I have no pre-knowledge in supply chain management, so the course is hard for me, but Is is really well organized that makes me challenge.

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3 years ago
MøĦặmęd Ëlsặdặñę completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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Excellent value course. Effort is required and not very easy. This is also a part of MITx Micromasters credential in Supply chain Management
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