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Understanding Supply Chain Ecosystems - Revised 2018

Supply Chain Management
Free Course

Learn key aspects of supply chanin management such as supply chain ecosystems, modern manufacturing services and more.

  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Supply Chain Ecosystems are made up of a network of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources all of which are involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.

The course begins by describing how modern supply chains have evolved into complex international networks, which can no longer be adequately described using the linear concept of a ‘chain’. The course then reviews how modern supply chain ecosystems now comprise of a network of companies, countries and their governments, social and political organisations, natural, industrial (clusters), financial and human resources, delivery infrastructure including logistics and IT, and knowledge of the industrial environment. You will learn how within these ecosystems, each configuration is unique to the particular enterprise that owns that supply chain.

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.

Prerequisites: It is recommended that you have studied the course 'Introduction To Supply Chain Management – Revised 2018'.

Having studied this course you will be able to:


  • Define what supply chain ecosystem is.
  • Describe how to map a supply chain ecosystem.
  • Describe how to use the ecosystem framework in supply chain analysis.
  • Describe how modern manufacturing and services are intertwined.

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