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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx. Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives – part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management.

About

Companies worldwide are leveraging supply chain management to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. This trend, in turn, is fueling a growing demand for supply chain professionals. This Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate, which is part of Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Program and is offered by EdX in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx, is the first of three in the Supply Chain Management XSeries that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field.

This first course, SC1x, provides the foundational skills for supply chain management and logistics. You will learn how to develop and apply analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve the overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. We place a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental mathematical models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.

The main topic areas we will focus on are:

  • Demand Forecasting, Planning, and Management

  • Inventory Planning, Management, and Control

  • Transportation Planning, Management, and Execution

While our main objective is to develop and use models to help us analyze these situations, we will make heavy use of examples from industry to provide illustrations of the concepts in practice. This is neither a purely theoretical nor a case study course, but rather an applied analytical course that addresses real problems found in practice.

In order to qualify for the XSeries certificate you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the three courses. When you sign up for a CTL.SC1x Verified Certificate you will also be granted access to supplemental content such as additional practice problems and complementary videos.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 91 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      13 weeks, 8-12 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What you'll 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
  • Identify, design, and implement the appropriate forecasting methodology for each segment
  • Identify, design, and implement the appropriate inventory replenishment policy for each segment
  • Select the optimal transportation routing and modal choice for each segment

Lecturers

  • Chris Caplice - Director, MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management, MIT

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites

  • High School level algebra and basic mathematical manipulation.
  • Familiarity with undergraduate probability, statistics, and calculus.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 91 days.
  • National Applies to you

    200 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 91 days.
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Funding

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