Understanding Supply Chain Ecosystems - Revised 2018
Learn the key aspects of supply chain ecosystems to help you effectively manage your organization and compete globally.
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This course will first introduce you to ecosystems. You will learn that ecosystems are comprised of a network of institutions, resources, delivery services infrastructure, and supply chains. You will study how they all interact together with the economic and industrial landscape and climate. You will look into the different constituents of the supply chain ecosystem and the drivers of supply chain competitiveness. The business course will also discuss the Social-ecological Systems (SES) Framework, which can help in the study of governance, risk, innovation, and performance.
You will then study the Five STERM Forces as well as the main types of resources including natural resources, human resources, financial resources, and capital assets. You will learn that the Social Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from the rest of the country with the goal of attracting foreign investments. You will also study clusters and how they help companies to operate more productively in sourcing inputs and accessing information, technology, and human resources.
In this day and age, the modern supply chains distribution system has become complex, multi-layered, and inter-connected in such a way that companies and countries are able to trade more effectively and efficiently. This business course will guide you through the supply chain ecosystem in a clear, step-by-step manner so that you can fully understand this vital element of the modern economy. Check out the course today, and give your résumé a boost in no time.
Module 1: Supply Chain Ecosystems
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Learning Outcomes
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 1
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 2
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 3
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 4
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 5
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 6
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 7
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 8
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Part 9
Supply Chain Ecosystems - Lesson Summary
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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A supply chain ecosystem is a network of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources all of which are involved in moving a product or service from suppliers to customers. These ecosystems have evolved into complex international networks. They can bring economic and social benefits that lead to a steady improvement in the standard of living for millions. Also with time these ecosystems have evolved and become far more digitised, disrupting many existing traditional supply chain ecosystems.
Supply chain ecosystems today are complex and interconnected, they allow for companies and countries to trade effectively and efficiently. Having an understanding of this ecosystem through Alison’s free online course can help you navigate through complex modern-day supply chain networks with ease. It also means that you can help your organisation or business to use these ecosystems to its advantage. Take up a course on supply chain ecosystem today to add more value to your organisation and to bolster your profile.
Each of the online supply chain ecosystem 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.