Introduction To Supply Chain Management
Learn how to properly manage your supply chain ecosystems and services with this supply chain management course.Publisher: NPTEL
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This supply chain management course will first introduce you to the subject of supply chain networks and supply chain operations. You will then learn how a supply chain is used to represent all the individual firms, personnel, and physical infrastructure required to create products and transport them to customers. You will also gain a strong understanding of the topic of integrated supply chain networks, and will learn the best practices applied in modern supply chain management.
Next, you will learn how each interconnected member in a supply chain can best move materials, information, or money in response to customers' demands. This will bring you to the topic of supply chain networks. What is a supply chain network? Supply chain networks allow a manager to look at the big picture and gain a holistic understanding of national and international flows of materials and information. This is a very important tool, especially for logistics and business managers. The course will cover it in detail.
The Introduction To Supply Chain Management course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of operations management, logistics, procurement, and information technology. It will also be useful to all learners who are interested in developing a career in the area of supply chain management. So why wait? Start learning how to analyse the essential supply chains relevant to your organization and provide the best value to your end-customers today.
Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management - Learning Outcomes
Supply Chain Networks - Part 1
Supply Chain Networks - Part 2
Supply Chain Networks - Part 3
Supply Chain Networks - Part 4
Supply Chain Networks - Part 5
Supply Chain Networks - Part 6
Case Study: Zara - Part 1
Case Study: Zara - Part 2
Case Study: Zara - Part 3
Supply Chain Management - Lesson Summary
Having studied this course you 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
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Supply chain management is the process of planning, managing and optimising every step of a product’s delivery; right from procuring the raw material until the time the product is delivered to the customer. Supply chain management also deals with the cost-effectiveness of the process. These days it is said that products don’t compete with one another, supply chains do. Alison offers free online courses on supply chain management which will help you enhance your knowledge of the subject and also provide a boost to your profile.
These are the best free online supply chain management courses offered by Alison:
- Introduction to Supply Chain Management - Revised 2018
- Diploma in Supply Chain Management - Revised 2017
- Understanding Supply Chain Risk Management - Revised
- Understanding Supply Chain Ecosystems - Revised
- Introduction To Supply Chain Design - Revised
- Diploma in EU Public Procurement
- Fundamentals of Incoterms
Completing a free online supply chain management course on Alison will help you understand the complex processes involved in managing a product's supply chain. With a good understanding and better management of the supply chain, your organisation will have an edge over others. This kind of knowledge will make you a valuable asset for your organisation, giving your career a solid boost.