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Introduction to Supply Chain Management

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Introduction to Supply Chain Management
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  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management is a free online course that explains what supply chain management is and how it can be a key component in organizational success.

    Modern businesses and organisations competing in a global business environment require excellence in supply chain management. The course explains how the term supply chain is used to represent all the individual firms, their personnel and the physical infrastructure required to create and transport products to customers. The student will learn how each interconnected member in a supply chain may move materials or information or money in response to customers' demands.

    This free online course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement and information technology, and to all learners who are interested in developing a career in the area of supply chain management.

  • Having studied this course the learner will be able to:
    - Explain what the terms supply chain and supply chain management mean;
    - Describe what supply chain networks are;
    - List examples of supply chains;
    - Describe what is meant by integrated supply chain networks;
    - Describe best practices in supply chain networks.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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