Introduction To Supply Chain Management - Revised 2018
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)
This free online supply chain management course will teach you the basics of supply chain management, the system businesses use to explain the flow of goods and services to their end user. Supply chain management is essential for a company's success, especially for any business competing in a global environment. This free online course will show you how achieve excellence in supply chain management, and make you a valuable asset for any business.
This supply chain management course will first introduce you to the subject of supply chain networks and supply chain operations. You will then learn how a supply chain is used to represent all the individual firms, personnel, and physical infrastructure required to create products and transport them to customers. You will also gain a strong understanding of the topic of integrated supply chain networks, and will learn the best practices applied in modern supply chain management.
Next, you will learn how each interconnected member in a supply chain can best move materials, information, or money in response to customers' demands. This will bring you to the topic of supply chain networks. What is a supply chain network? Supply chain networks allow a manager to look at the big picture and gain a holistic understanding of national and international flows of materials and information. This is a very important tool, especially for logistics and business managers. The course will cover it in detail.
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