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Prerequisites

Supply Chains and Manufacturing Systems: Planning is required unless there is a strong prior knowledge of Logistics Systems and Operations Management

About this course

As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, this course focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains. 

You will learn about frameworks and models for structuring key system design issues and trade-offs that arise in today’s supply chains and manufacturing systems. 

The course will also cover various models, methods and software tools for decision support for:

  • Logistics network design
  • Capacity planning and flexibility
  • Make-buy
  • Supply chain contracting
  • Supply chain risk mitigation
You will learn through industry applications and cases to illustrate concepts and challenges. This course should be taken in sequence following Supply Chains and Manufacturing Systems: Planning.

Develop the engineering and management skills needed for competence and competitiveness in today’s manufacturing industry with the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-ranked Mechanical Engineering department in the world. Learners who pass the 8 courses in the program will earn the MicroMasters Credential and qualify to apply to gain credit towards MIT’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing & Design program.

What you'll learn

  • Frameworks and models for system design
  • Decision support models
  • Methods and software tools for supply chain contracting and risk mitigation

Meet your instructors

Stephen Graves
Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sean Willems
Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics
University of Tennessee

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