Supply Chain Management: A Decision-Making Framework

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Supply Chain Management: A Decision-Making Framework

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Course Description

In this business and management course, you’ll learn how make effective supply chain decisions that take into consideration all aspects of your business.

The course will take a helicopter view for decision-making. The helicopter view is built upon:

  • Key questions to decide on: manufacturing organization, late differentiation, location, distribution networks, …
  • Objectives relevant to your business: cost, speed, flexibility, reliability, …

We will work through questions such as:

  • Should you locate a process in a given country? This decision has an obvious impact on your HR costs, but it also affects your working capital and your ability to react to the market needs.
  • Should you centralize your distribution? This decision leads to economies of scale and a better product availability, but it also impacts your carbon emission.

By the end of this course, you will have built a framework that allows you to make bett...

In this business and management course, you’ll learn how make effective supply chain decisions that take into consideration all aspects of your business.

The course will take a helicopter view for decision-making. The helicopter view is built upon:

  • Key questions to decide on: manufacturing organization, late differentiation, location, distribution networks, …
  • Objectives relevant to your business: cost, speed, flexibility, reliability, …

We will work through questions such as:

  • Should you locate a process in a given country? This decision has an obvious impact on your HR costs, but it also affects your working capital and your ability to react to the market needs.
  • Should you centralize your distribution? This decision leads to economies of scale and a better product availability, but it also impacts your carbon emission.

By the end of this course, you will have built a framework that allows you to make better decisions.

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Samarth P Das

10/10 starsCompleted
1 week, 2 days ago
Absolutely amazing content, and perfectly explained and demonstrated by the instructor. Lots of valuable insights and industry exposures. Would recommend this course to my fellow mates who work in the same industry as me.
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Soomi Hong

10/10 starsCompleted
2 months, 1 week ago
This was an excellent course with many examples, clear explanations and learning objectives. Highly recommend this to anybody with interest in supply chain.
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10/10 starsTaking Now
4 months ago
Structured very well, good presentation, clear examples, everything is easily understandable. Very useful, beneficial for professional job. Thank you
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1 year, 1 month ago
yes this course was effective , understandable and knowledgeable. all the information was very nice and deep so it can be easily understandable. the course instructor also explained every thing in detail. it was very useful and important to learn this supply chain management course. i have got a very good and useful information that how the supply chain management proceeds and works in different areas.
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Italo Muñoz

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
A really good teacher who explain with totally accurate the concepts of Supply Chain Management with really good examples. I have studied this on the university but with Pierre I could understand a little bit more. Great course, great teacher.
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1 year, 1 month ago
The course content the essential about the Supply Chain. The teacher is an experimented person in theory and practice. Really great course for anyone which not have chance for a complete bachelor
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Ana Sharif

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
Great course for beginners. Perfectly designed course. Thumbs up for the instructor as he take very likely examples to explain big topics. Concept of Bird eye view is also appreciated.
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Joëlle Gahimbare

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
Great, well-structured. Very comprehensive and complete view of supply chain management. I realized with this course that a lot of things in the work environment could be clarified/better understood with this approach.
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François THIBAULT

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
This course is amazing, with a perfect amount of interactions and a very good content. It present a very complete overview of the supply chain management with a lot of advices.
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marta yan

10/10 starsTaking Now
1 year, 1 month ago
It is a very well structured course, that helps you learning withour effort and understanding the concepts so that you will not forget. The theory is explained in a very undertandable way, with exercises and examples to fix in your mind what you learned and give you a good basis for completing the exercises.
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1 year, 1 month ago
Excellent introductory course for supply chain. The course is interesting even for experienced professionals, as it presents a complete overview of all the supply chain processes, and the impacts on different aspects that must be considered when making decisions.
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Shivam Patil

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
this course is very informative and useful for the youngsters to know how SC works.this course has give a very good ideas , knowledge and information . also how to tackle problems in the supply chain and more over its uses and how to avoid it .
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1 year, 1 month ago
Excellent Course for Beginner: The course was designed perfectly for a beginner to grasp the subject. I really appreciate the teaching qualities of instructor as well. Well done. I would love to learn more courses like these.
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Sudipta Paul

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 1 month ago
Very good interesting and informative and practical solutions. I liked it very much. Though all the practical problem varies market to market as well as product to product, but you can have a clear idea about the problem may occur and its probable solutions from this course.
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Tan Kia Meng

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 2 months ago
The course has been very interesting and Professor Semal is very engaging. I liked the videos on the different types of organisations as it allow us to hear different views and see them working in action. The content is also not filled with too much complicated math which would become too boring, the right amount helped me to remain interested and finish the course. I hope there could be a next part of the course too on more details such as how to engage suppliers and find manufacturing and distribution bases for example, or problems that could occur at transborder shipments, shipping products like live animals, regulated goods, frozen food, maybe even supply chain of black markets as well!
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1 year, 2 months ago
The instroctor is amazing! He's good at SCM. I've been enrolled in defferents online courses but this one has been the best so far. I'm planning to take another course and I hope it be as good as this one. Regards!!
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Samir Kattour

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 2 months ago
Excelent course!! I highly recommend!! It shows a practical approach to decision-making in the supply chain and additionally its cost is very accessible 50 USD
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Nicolas De Dobbeleer

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 2 months ago
I highly recommend this course ! Great overview of Supply Chain key questions and a way to answer them. It allowed me to stucture hands-on experience into a simple and pragmatic framework.
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1 year, 3 months ago
The course contents are appropriate for a beginner and a professional alike. Mr Pierre is an excellent teacher and takes the student along. Even a person like me with no experience and background knowledge felt very comfortable as the course progressed. Very well-done, the complete Provider team.
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Abdul Akbar

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 3 months ago
Excellent work by Mr. Pierre. His presentation skills are exceptional. The real-life examples quoted by him are very much understandable even for a beginner. I really enjoyed the entire course and had learned many key concepts in SCM.
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Anant Arni

8/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
Good course, basics of SCM can be understood in a comprehensible and easy manner. The way the instructor relates the concepts to simple real world scenarios is exemplary.
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Emil Nedkov

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Excellent balance between theoretical and practical knowledge. Overall, I felt highly engaged with the content, instructor, and other students in this course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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2 years, 6 months ago
Best course ever taken in SCM. Helps you see Big Picture i.e more of Strategic level of SCM. Just close your eyes & enroll for the course . I really hope they will have some advanced courses or even a micromaster in edx
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Dieter Nouwynck

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 6 months ago
This course was amazing. you get a good overview of how to make decisions in a supply chain whitout getting to technical. they make it easy to understand, and the staff is really good at supporting you.
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2 years, 7 months ago
Excellent course. Splendid instructor with adequate speed of delivery. The module sequence was wonderful and the inter-connectivity of the modules was also good. The course gave nice overview and learning. The beginning course overview was particularly helpful in understanding the overview of the course. Topics like Make to order and make to stock are helpful indecision making. Unit on inventory management was also good for managing stock and reducing overall cost.
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Anisuz Zaman

8/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 7 months ago
As a new comer to this field found the course very informative. Discussion starts from a big picture while narrowing to the smalls one and then coming back to the big picture again. Takeaways are easy specially because of the mind-map charts. There are lots of activities inside including the quizzes, exercises and case studies. Hope there could be non-graded supplemental exercises for those who care to learn more. Also i hope they create a sequel to this one with advance topics. Thank you
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years ago
It is a wonderful course to study. Discussion forums are very active with prompt comments by the teaching team. Would highly recommend this course to students keen to learn about Supply Chain Management.
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Frank van der Zwaag

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 1 month ago
Excellent course. The videos are clear and easily to follow. The homework and especially the last assignment keeps you on your toes - but that reinforces the learning and be able to apply it.
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Eduardo Beskow

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 2 months ago
Very good course. it provide technical and useful tools for professionals to use in their carriers. The course gives you a very good knowledge of the suply chain fundamentals and prepares you for the chalenges in the business life.
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Miguel Cantu

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
It provides useful thought process to show the best way to determine the micro and macro attributes of a business, who are you targeting and how your supply chain must be done to be as cost-efficient as possible. Really liked this course!
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