There are underlying fundamental principles and concepts that apply to all supply chains, which can be expressed in relatively straightforward models. However, to actually implement them across a real supply chain requires the use of technology across multiple systems.
Supply chains have a long history of using technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The shear scale and scope of most supply chains require many distinct systems to interact with each other.
This course is part of a MicroMasters® Program
Unfortunately, technology is a moving target. It is constantly evolving and improving so that today’s technology is outdated within a few years or months. Rather than focusing on a specific software system, this business and management course will focus on three aspects: fundamental concepts, core systems, and data analysis.
We will start with the introduction of fundamental concepts that are used in all software tools. We will cover IT fundamentals, including project management and software processes, data modeling, UML, relational databases and SQL. We will also introduce Internet technologies, such as XML, web services, and service-oriented architectures. No prior programming experience required.
We will then provide an overview of the main types of supply chain software including ERP, WMS, and TMS systems. We will describe their main functionality, how they work, how they are used, their architecture, data flows, and how they are organized into modules. We will also cover the software selection process and how software upgrade and implementation projects should be organized and managed.
Finally, we will dive into data analysis that is core to all large supply chains. We will introduce visualization and big data analysis techniques that are used in practice today.
The Supply Chain Technology and Systems course is part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential, which is offered by Edx in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx.
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What you'll learn
- Fundamental IT concepts
- Supply Chain Management systems
- Analysis of data from supply chain systems
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- 3 months
- 8 hrs/week
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration Management Studies Supply Chain Management & Logistics View 312 other Short Courses in Business Administration in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Successful completion of, or understanding of concepts from: Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Fundamentals, Supply Chain Design, and Supply Chain Dynamics
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