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Supply Chain Management Basics: Cutting Costs and Optimizing Delivery


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Target Audience
Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
Supply chain management, which is an integral part of operations management, is essential for both manufacturing and service organizations. It involves coordinating all the operations involved in designing, making, and delivering products or services to customers in order to manage costs and meet customer demands as efficiently as possible. In the course, you'll learn about the main components of a supply chain, the key objectives and drivers of supply chain management, and the characteristics of supply chain management in service organizations. You'll also learn how to select and combine appropriate supply chain management strategies, and how to measure their efficiency by considering certain key performance areas.

Target Audience
Anyone working in operations management or another functional area who is looking to gain a working understanding of the operations functions in a service or manufacturing organization

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Supply Chain Management Basics: Cutting Costs and Optimizing Delivery

  • sequence the components of the supply chain
  • identify the key drivers of supply chain management
  • identify the characteristics of supply chain management in service organizations
  • match supply chain strategies of service organizations with their characteristics
  • identify criteria for selecting and combining different supply chain strategies
  • match supply chain areas with the key indicators of their performance
  • recognize supply chain management concepts, strategies, and performance indicators
  • Course Number:
    oper_45_a03_bs_enus