The market place is more demanding than ever. Competition is stiff. Frequent product introductions are often required to survive. The product offerings available to customers are practically limitless. And customer expectations for quality, features, availability and price are just as demanding. This leads to shorter product life cycles and greater demand volatility. At the same time, for many products, the developing markets represent an increasingly large portion of the total revenue. So companies can’t focus on just supplying North America, developed Europe and developed Asia.
These developing markets typically require customized versions of a base product in order to satisfy customer needs. A supply chain that quickly and efficiently delivers products to just about every country around the world is often required to compete.
The ability to introduce new products quickly is critical. Equally important is the ability to effectively phase out products without incurring significant inventory write-offs. To make things worse, the challenging market place is coming at a time of increasing financial pressure. Companies face slowing growth rates, margin pressure, reduced access to capital and demanding shareholders. As such, companies are looking to reduce spending in supply chain operations and optimize working capital.
Learn and Master Everything You Need to Manage Supply Chains Successfuly
This course takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain – from the supplier, through the company, to the end customer and the reverse flow of products and materials. The course will teach you how to apply various concepts, strategies, processes, tools, and technologies to manage the end-to-end forward and backward flow of materials, information, and value in a supply chain.
This comprehensive program will help you:
- master the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities, including suppliers, plans, distributors, and customers around the globe
- acquire the skills you need to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communication
- understand how to use enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process
Content and overview:
This course contains 61 lectures, quizzes after each lecture and 13 + hours of content organized in 14 areas. It’s designed for anyone, regardless of experience level, who wishes to improve their knowledge and gain new skills at the same time.
The content areas include:
- Supply Chain Design & Management
- Supply Chain Collaboration
- Inventory Management
- Demand Planning
- Customer Relationship Management
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Supply Chain Planning Process
- Risk Management
- Supply and Demand Variability
- Continuous Improvement
By the end of this course, you’ll have valuable skills that will help you design and manage every aspect of supply chains in the most effective and efficient way.