Want A Free Supply Chain Education From MIT? Look No Further.

Are you a supply chain, logistics or transportation working professional looking to round out your skill set with a certification?

Are you a supply chain, logistics or transportation newby looking to broaden your industry skills?

Look no further….

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Transportation and Logistics recently launched SCx.  SCx is a 100% online, 100% free Supply Chain certification curriculum that begins September 30th, 2014.

There are three courses in the program.  Each approximately 11 weeks in length:

CTL.SC1x – Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals (Fall 2014)

This first course is a survey of the fundamental analytic tools, approaches, and techniques used in the design and operation of logistics systems and integrated supply chains. The material is taught from a managerial perspective, with an emphasis on where and how specific tools can be used to improve overall performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. There is a strong emphasis on the development and use of fundamental models to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations. The course makes heavy use of examples.

The main topic areas are:

  • Demand forecasting, planning, and management

  • Inventory planning, management, and control

  • Transportation planning, management, and execution

CTL.SC2x – Supply Chain Design (Spring 2014)

This course will build off of the concepts taught in the SC1x course and apply them to supply chain design. There is a greater focus on more complex and in-depth problems.

The main topic areas are:

  • Network design and transportation planning

  • Advanced inventory management

  • Procurement and purchasing

  • Risk and resilience

  • Supply chain contracts

  • Materials management

CTL.SC3x – Supply Chain Strategy (Summer 2015)

The final course in the series extends the supply chain concepts previously covered and demonstrates how they impact and influence business strategy. The objective is to show how supply chain strategy needs to align with overall business strategy and can be an enabler. Peripheral functions that interact with supply chain operations are also touched upon. The students learn how to translate supply chain operational aspects into boardroom-level financial objectives.

The main topics are:

  • Strategy formulation and development

  • Sustainability

  • Change management

  • Supply chain complexity

  • Supply chain finance and costing

To register, click here.

For the official press release, click here.  

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