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What you will learn

  • Understand why analytics is critical to today’s supply chains and its financial / economic impact.

  • See the pain points of a supply chain and how analytics may relieve them.

  • Learn supply chain analytics job opportunities, requirement and preparation.

  • Use job intelligence to find the dream job(s) by region, industry and company.

Skills you will gain

Data AnalysisSupply Chainjob intelligence
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Approx. 9 hours to complete
Subtitles: English


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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

2 hours to complete


2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 22 min), 2 readings
4 videos
My Journey in Supply Chain Analytics7m
The Talent Crisis4m
Topics and Weekly Schedule2m
2 readings
Is This Course Right for Me?30m
Supply Chain Analytics Talent Crisis40m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Supply Chain Analytics Impact

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
5 videos
Dell vs Compaq3m
Wal-Mart vs. Amazon4m
Analytics Is Critical To Supply Chain Management5m
Supply Chain Domains6m
1 reading
The Next Frontier of Value Creation30m
2 practice exercises
Supply Chain Management and Analytics Basics50m
Domains In a Supply Chain20m

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Supply Chain Pain Points and How Analytics May Relieve Them

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 44 min)
9 videos
Product Selection, Pricing & Promotion5m
Fulfillment Diagnostics4m
Distribution & Logistics Planning5m
Transportation Management2m
Production Planning, Workforce Management5m
Inventory Management3m
Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Management5m
Order Management3m
4 practice exercises
Sell Analytics20m
Logistics Analytics20m
Make Analytics20m
Source Analytics20m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Job Opportunities and Job Intelligence

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min)
5 videos
Job Analysis: Overview5m
Job Analysis by Region - Where to Locate?4m
Job Analysis by Industry - Which Industry to Enter?5m
Job Analysis by Company - Which Company to Work for?4m
1 practice exercise
Supply Chain Analytics Jobs10m



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About the Supply Chain Analytics Specialization

This Specialization is intended for people seeking to integrate supply chain management with data analytics. Through five courses, you will discover and solve problems in various domains of a supply chain, from source, make, move to sell. Upon completion, you will learn concrete data analytics skills and tools to improve supply chain performance. Supply Chain Analytics Essentials: Supply chain pain points and how analytics may relieve them, job opportunities and intelligence. Business intelligence and Competitive Analysis: Use data analytics to assess the competitive environment and identify business problems and opportunities. Demand Analytics: Data analytics for demand forecasting and planning. Inventory Analytics: Discover and solve inventory problems - an essential part of Sales & Operations Planning. Supply Chain Analytics: Use analytics to design logistics strategies for a large-scale distribution system....
Supply Chain Analytics

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