Introduction to Supply Chain Management

Course description


This module introduces the participant to supply chain management and its importance in businesses for managing the supply chain key competencies and trade-offs. The module provides a practical model for positioning purchased and inventory items and developing appropriate strategies to manage the competencies that will help businesses become more operational effective and competitive.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Identify the impact of SCM competencies in a small enterprise; and
Identify strategies (trade-offs) in a supply chain that positively impact on cost, quality, responsiveness, and delivery for a small enterprise


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Lecture 1
What is Supply Chain Management? (L229)
Lecture 2
Key Competencies and Trade-Offs (L230)
Lecture 3
Using Tools to Develop Supply Chain Strategies (L231)
Case Study Exercise (C009)
Certificate of Completion
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
9, September 2024
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolments
Tutor Information

Julia Oyiolo

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