Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Program

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Why Supply Chain Management MicroMasters?

Since organizations choose many different ways to compete and succeed, the discussion starts at the top with strategy and shows how operations strategies directly flow from and support corporate strategy. This MicroMasters starts by introducing the supply chain management environment. It shows how manufacturing fits within this highly interconnected system and helps it thrive. This course describes how manufacturers move their products from creation to the customer via distribution channels, and it also discusses the value of market and supplier segmentation. Examines manufacturing strategies, including the pros and cons of each major strategy and why they may be employed by manufacturers in various environments. It continues to cover the different manufacturing processes and layouts, including the benefits of different layouts and why one layout may be chosen over another for the production of a given product.

This online Master’s degree program is designed for individuals with a four-year undergraduate degree in a quantitatively focused area and does not require any previous work experience. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the role of supply chain managers in enterprise supply chains and in determining overall strategy. This MicroMasters degree also exposes participants to leading supply chain management operating practices, analysis methods, technology applications, and strategic development. Throughout the seven stages and certificates of studying supply chain management and strategic procurement management, the learners will bridge the gap between academic theories and real-world procurement management.

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What Will You Learn?

  • Incorporate and manage uncertainty and risk within supply chain management.
  • Segment different customers, products, and channels and design an optimal portfolio of logistics approaches and strategies for these various segments.
  • Select the optimal transportation routing and modal choice for each segment.
  • Design supply chain networks as well as financial and information flows.
  • How technology is used within supply chains from fundamentals to packaged software systems.
  • End to end supply chain management.

Program Content

Supply Chain Fundamentals

  • Operational objectives to meet competitive priorities
  • Operating environment
  • Business strategy and supply chain planning
  • Marketing strategies
  • Distribution channels
  • Marketing and supplier segmentation
  • Fundamentals of sales and operations planning
  • Production Planning
  • Master Scheduling and the Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Updating the sales forecasting report
  • Demand planning phase
  • Manufacturing planning and control
  • Manufacturing Process and Philosophy
  • Manufacturing Environments
  • Manufacturing Business Model
  • Differences Between Manufacturing Environments
  • Manufacturing Process Types
  • KPIs and Metrics
  • Measuring Performance
  • Sustainable and Socially Responsible Supply Chains
  • Internal and External Strategy Influences
  • Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility
  • Financial, Legal, and Regulatory Compliance

Supply Chain Design

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Inventory Management

Supply Chain Dynamics

Supply Chain Technology and Systems

Logistics in the Supply Chain

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