Introduction to Supply Chain Management
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The course Introduction to Supply Chain Management 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 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.
Module 1: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Networks - 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
Module 2: Introduction to Supply Chain Management Assessment
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.
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A supply chain is a network of individuals and organizations involved in the creation and sale of a product, from the delivery of source materials from the supplier to the manufacturer, and eventually to the end user. With Alison's free online courses in logistics and supply chain management, you will learn how to deliver products and services at the right time, right place, right cost, right quantity, and right quality.
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Each of the online supply chain courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.