Supply Chains for Manufacturing I, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | United States
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Supply Chains for Manufacturing I Certificate in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx. Learn about effective supply chain strategies for companies that operate globally, with emphasis on how to plan and integrate supply chain components into a coordinated system. 

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As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, the Supply Chains for Manufacturing I Certificate, which is offered by EdX in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MITx will expose learners to concepts and models important in supply chain and manufacturing system planning, so that you can better coordinate various resources and assets to optimize the delivery of goods, with an emphasis on key tradeoffs and phenomena. 

This course is part of a MicroMasters® Program

There will be a particular emphasis on how to cope with variability as it arises across a supply chain. 

The course will introduce a set of operational tactics for dealing with supply chain variability, including:

  • Risk pooling
  • Inventory placement
  • Integrated planning and collaboration
  • Information sharing
  • Delayed differentation
  • Dual sourcing
  • Smoothing

Lectures, computer exercises, and case discussions introduce various models and methods for supply chain analysis and optimization.

A supply chain entails two or more parties that are linked together by material, information and money flows. The management of a supply chain attempts to coordinate the activities of the parties so that merchandise is produced and distributed at the right quantities, to the right locations, and at the right time, in order to minimize system-wide costs while satisfying service level requirements. 

Programme Structure

What you'll learn

  • Concepts and models for effective supply chain and manufacturing system planning 

  • Operational tactics for managing variability

  • Integrated planning and collaboration

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 63 days
    • 10 hrs/week

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  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Graduate-level Introduction to Logistics Systems or Operations Management

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