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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Management, and Strategic Sourcing

5 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Supply Management6m
Strategic Sourcing4m
3 readings
Is this course for me?10m
Purchasing Must Become Supply Management45m
Coke and McDonald’s, Growing Together Since 195515m
1 practice exercise
Purchasing and Procurement36m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Make versus Buy Decisions

3 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply-Chain Disruptions10m
The Outsourcing Dilemma10m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Supplier Selection

2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Don't Let Your Supply Chain Control Your Business30m
Sourcing at Johnson & Johnson30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Sourcing Best Practices

2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Supplier Pay10m
Don’t Tweak Your Supply Chain—Rethink It End to End45m
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Top reviews from Supply Chain Sourcing

By GBJun 12th 2019

Great course from Supply Chain Management Specialization. The professor is great and cover a lot of important topics in a very easy to understand way.\n\nI totally recommend this course.

By DSFeb 2nd 2019

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Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Supply Chain Management

About Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

About the Supply Chain Management Specialization

This specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the Supply Chain Management Specialization you will have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today's global networked economy. The specialization is for you, if: 1. you are looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you are working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you are fascinated by how the global economy is linked together by the flow of products, information, and finances. The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you will master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you will solve a real-life business case. Join me as we enter the exciting field of Supply Chain Management!...
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