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Skills you will gain

Sourcing Best PracticesStrategic SourcingSupply Chain SourcingSupply Chain

Learner Career Outcomes

33%

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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Management, and Strategic Sourcing

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Purchasing3m
Procurement6m
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

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Make versus Buy Decisions

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Why Should I Insource?3m
Why Should I Outsource?5m
2 readings
From Superstorms to Factory Fires: Managing Unpredictable Supply-Chain Disruptions10m
The Outsourcing Dilemma10m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Supplier Selection

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 10 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Single versus Multiple Sourcing4m
2 readings
Don't Let Your Supply Chain Control Your Business30m
Sourcing at Johnson & Johnson30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Sourcing Best Practices

4 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Procure-to-Pay Systems3m
2 readings
Supplier Pay10m
Don’t Tweak Your Supply Chain—Rethink It End to End45m

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About the Supply Chain Management Specialization

This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the program you'll 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're looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you're working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you're 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'll 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'll solve a real-life business case. Interested in learning advanced supply chain topics? View the Supply Chain Excellence MasterTrack™ Certificate....
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