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Supply Chain Management: A Decision-Making Framework

Learn how to make rational and confident supply chain decisions, by understanding how they impact the finance, market and strategy of your company.

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In this business and management course, you’ll learn how make effective supply chain decisions that take into consideration all aspects of your business.

The course will take a helicopter view for decision-making. The helicopter view is built upon:

  • Key questions to decide on: manufacturing organization, late differentiation, location, distribution networks, …
  • Objectives relevant to your business: cost, speed, flexibility, reliability, …

We will work through questions such as:

  • Should you locate a process in a given country? This decision has an obvious impact on your HR costs, but it also affects your working capital and your ability to react to the market needs.
  • Should you centralize your distribution? This decision leads to economies of scale and a better product availability, but it also impacts your carbon emission.

By the end of this course, you will have built a framework that allows you to make better decisions.

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  • Institución: LouvainX
  • Tema: Negocios y administración
  • Nivel: Intermediate
  • Prerrequisitos:

    Notions of business (marketing, finance and operations) might be helpful but are not a required prerequisite.

  • Idioma: English
  • Transcripción de video: English

Lo que aprenderás

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At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • recognize key questions in the design and management of a supply chain;
  • identify the possible options and solutions to key questions, along with their strengths and weaknesses;
  • translate the company strategy into a clear decision making framework;
  • make strategic decisions based upon this framework.

Plan de estudios

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1. Get the big picture First touch with the supply chain Rough sketch of what “Supply chain objectives” means Rough overview of strategic “Supply chain decision”
2. Objectives - The business Strategy and the Business target Market segment - attributes Financial objectives Company values and strategic aims Decision in a multi-criteria environment 3. Process Structure Process organization. Artisan – Line – Functional Simulation and examples Strength and Weaknesses Supply chain view and managerial focus MTS/MTO and late differentiation 4. Distribution Centralized/decentralized Distribution flows Warehousing and X-docking Supply chain view and managerial focus 5. Inventory Inventory types Inventory cost Inventory management and supply chain view

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" Very good course. it provide technical and useful tools for professionals to use in their carriers. The course gives you a very good knowledge of the suply chain fundamentals and prepares you for the chalenges in the business life. " A learner on CourseTalk

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