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About the Course

Welcome to Supply Chain Analytics - an exciting area that is in high demand! In this introductory course to Supply Chain Analytics, I will take you on a journey to this fascinating area where supply chain management meets data analytics. You will learn real life examples on how analytics can be applied to various domains of a supply chain, from selling, to logistics, production and sourcing, to generate a significant social / economic impact. You will also learn job market trend, job requirement and preparation. Lastly, you will master a job intelligence tool to find preferred job(s) by region, industry and company. Upon completing this course, you will 1. Understand why analytics is critical to supply chain management and its financial / economic impact. 2. See the pain points of a supply chain and how analytics may relieve them. 3. Learn supply chain analytics job opportunities, and use a job intelligence tool to make data-driven career decisions. I hope you enjoy the course!...

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Jul 11, 2020

A good introductory course to the world of supply chain analytics. I really like the quiz, analytical test for decision making. Hoping to see if there's a more advanced class than this.

Jan 16, 2019

Short, Crisp videos for conceptual understanding of the application and importance of Supply Chain Analytics in businesses. And some great case examples and problems to work upon!

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By G.S.S. B R

Nov 25, 2018

suggest to have in depth of each sub areas of supply chain and talk about the problems in those subareas

Request to suggest any readings and /or books related to supplu chain analytics

Suggesting to offer : Advanced Supply Chain Analytics"

By Prabal G

Jan 17, 2019

Short, Crisp videos for conceptual understanding of the application and importance of Supply Chain Analytics in businesses. And some great case examples and problems to work upon!

By Binyu C

Oct 25, 2018

This a very good course, recommend people with Supply Chain or Data background to take this. A huge boost for your career.

By nightoak

Nov 7, 2018

It's a fascinating journey to learn about this course because it introduces an area of Supply chain analytics where supply chain management meets data analytics! By combing real life stories and examples on how analytics can apply to various domains of a supply chain to generate a significant social and economic impact (the amazon and Walmart case), I got a deep understanding about how analytics works in supply chain industry. I strongly recommend this course to all people who are interested in data analyze and supply chain.

By Venkataiah C

Mar 17, 2020

I am Prof. Venkataiah Chittipaka, teaching in the area of Operations, quality , logistics, supply chain Management and Project Management. To update my knowledge in the area of supply chain analytics i have registered for this course. This is one of the best course I have gone through online in the area of supply chain analytics. Prof. Yao Zhao's lectures are well designed and well composed with supply chain analytics applications. I strongly recommend this course to the beginner's especially who wanted to have their career into supply chain analytics side.

Thank you very much Prof. Yao Zhao for your wonderful sessions. I have enjoyed all the sessions.

With Best Wishes,

Prof. Venkat

By Mingqian Z

Nov 7, 2018

An inspiring course. This course introduces quantitative models and tools to efficiently manage operations that produce and distribute products and services, with applications in manufacturing, logistics and service industries. The only advice I may give is the assignment could be a bit more complicated than what the video teaches.

By Chaithanya R

Jun 28, 2019

This is the best course that one can afford to learn it to know what is analytics and how it can be applied to the supply chain. Professor was soo good in explaining and every time when he states a real-life example you get in attached to the subject and this will excite you to focus.

By Yin H C

Mar 26, 2019

The course is very helpful. I got a lot from the 4-week course. I really enjoy the videos and the assignments. Also glad that the professor includes the job market of supply chain analytics in the course. It was very interesting.

By Thomas L

Mar 1, 2019

Nice overview! This course strengthened my interest in Supply Chain Analytics and I will continue learning within this field!

By Zhe G

Nov 7, 2018

This course is a good overview of supply chain domains and analytics with real-life examples.

By Sami S A

Dec 4, 2018

Great course, very useful . The professor`s way of teaching this course is amazingly simple

By Harish S R

Feb 9, 2020

Best course of Supply Chain for Beginners to understand the concept, use & implementation.


Oct 24, 2018

It is a useful and easy understandable course!

By Nidhi L

Nov 6, 2018

Hi, my name is Nidhi and I have just entered the industry right out of undergrad. Currently, I am pursuing my Masters in Supply Chain Analytics. I am working in the financial services doing operations. I believe that this course has expanded my knowledge about supply chain analytics. I really liked the real life examples that these videos provided. They gave insight about how different industries relate to supply chain and use real time data to show the concepts.

This course did a great job explaining the assignments and had thorough explanations of the weekly concepts. I am interested to learn more about supply chain analytics as I go further into my Master's program and my career.

Great course and the videos were well explained!

By Lisa L

Oct 28, 2018

This is a good resource to learn about the supply chain and Dr. Zhao provided tools for analyzing the data. Very useful!

I like the videos because there were data from existing company and I was surprised to see the analysis part from Week I, Kmart vs. Walmart because Walmart did well because they focus on customer satisfaction. The week 2 discussed about SMMSS in details providing me a better understanding of the process. Week 3 Chain Effects I & II demonstrated the cycle for inventory. Week 4, provides a complete summary of supply chain demand and analysis. This is one of the better programs for teaching SCAE.

By Dheenathayalan R

Nov 5, 2020

A good introductory course on Supply Chain Analytics.The flow of course is very well designed.Surprise quiz in between video lectures is very interesting and kept an alert to avoid distractions.Evaluation by Quiz and assignments also very useful to bridge the learning gaps.Thanks to Tamil Nadu Skill Development corporation,Professor Yao Zhao,Rutgers business school and Coursera. Thank You - Dheenathayalan Ramasamy.


Jun 23, 2020

It was very informatics, but you need to continue your studies to master the skill and take-up next courses. This has set the tone and now keep learning. Learning was simple, fun and very effective.

I would recommend to all those who are looking for Business Analytics jobs must start with this overview,

By Emily M

Mar 31, 2021

This course is the basic fundamentals of supply chain and the importance of this industry. Overall, I have learned the different segments within supply chain. I have a better understanding in which area I would like to go into. Thanks Professor Zhao!!

By Anusha S

Nov 21, 2019

This course on Supply Chain Analytics Essentials has helped me in knowing the pain points involved in the Supply Chain domain and the methodologies which help in relieving them. It gave an idea of how to measure companies supply chain efficiency.

By Sarah D

Jun 16, 2021

The course was great but I was very disappointed by the peer review process. Many students are cheating/plagiarizing, provided blank work etc. This is making the certificate/specialization worthless at the end in the eyes of employers

By V P K

Sep 24, 2020

It is very helpful course for marketing field. And also basic subject for the Retail marketing background students. This course is helpful to learn how marketing sector runs from start to end. I am happy to got this course.

By Rizwan N

Nov 25, 2020

This is excellent course for the starter. I like the way Yao Zhao talk about the pain area in the supply chain, why it is essential to be resolved. How Analytics play vital role with the data captured by the companies.

By Hamilin C Z R

May 27, 2021

Conocer la importancia de los datos en la cadena de valo aumento mi comprensión sobre su importancia. Asimismo, las pautas para brindar mi trabajo ideal en el mercado , industria fue muy significativo para mi persona.

By Yalin F

Nov 4, 2018

This course is very helpful for me to understand supply chain analytics and development trend of supply chain work in the future. From learning this course, I could have much more preparation for my career from now.

By Siti H H A

Jul 27, 2019

A lot of knowledge, from the fundamental to the highest level I can grab from this course about the supply chain analytics. I really recommended to all the beginners out there. Thank you so much Cousera