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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese, Greek, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Transportation

Welcome to the exciting world of logistics! We are going to start by taking a look at transportation. But before we get there, I would like to introduce you to myself. We will cover the different modes of transportation: motor freight, air freight, intermodal, and express delivery. After completing this module, you'll be able to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of different transportation modes. Furthermore, you will demonstrate how transportation systems use different modes to facilitate the efficient movement of goods from origin to destination. Lastly, you will be able to recognize what transportation modes were used by a shipping company just by looking at the tracking statement....
7 videos (Total 15 min), 9 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Moving Freight over the Road3m
Motor Carriers1m
Flying Freight2m
Air Carriers1m
Containers on a Train2m
Express Delivery2m
9 readings
Is this course for me?10m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information about Moving Freight over the Road5m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information about Motor Carriers5m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information about Flying Freight5m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information about Air Carriers5m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information on Containers on a Train5m
Objectives, Summary, and Further Information on Express Delivery5m
Express Delivery Firms Background10m
Comparison of Transportation Modes5m
2 practice exercises
Motor Freight Assessment8m
Air Freight Assessment6m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Warehousing and Inventory Management

This module introduces you to warehousing and inventory management. After completing this module, you will be able to design your of warehousing facility. You will also understand the different types of inventory and why they are important to ensure customers can find the products they are looking for....
4 videos (Total 14 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
How should we design a warehouse?3m
How much inventory do we need?3m
When to order inventory?2m
1 reading
Warehousing Best Practices15m
1 practice exercise
Inventory Assessment8m
Week
3
24 minutes to complete

Logistics Network

This module builds on the previously covered building blocks of logistics networks and reviews the implications of putting together a logistics network. After completing this module, you will be ready to tackle the final exam and able to design your own logistics network and understand the implications of logistics decisions on the overall satisfaction of our customers....
3 videos (Total 10 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
3 videos
Factors Influencing Logistics Networks3m
Striving for Logistics Customer Service3m
1 reading
The Square Root Law5m
1 practice exercise
Logistics Customer Service5m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Final Exam

This module builds on the previously covered transportation, warehousing, and inventory. You will be able to appreciate the implications of putting together a logistics network. Furthermore, you will put all of the things into practice that we covered in the previous weeks. After completing this module, you will have shown that you master the basics of logistics and are able to design your own logistics network....
1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Logistics Networks Best Practices5m
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By SWFeb 2nd 2018

This course was well organized, provided necessary learning materials, and hands-on learning experiences. I would highly recommend this course to others interested in learning supply chain logistics.

By MMJan 3rd 2017

The course is very nice; the assignments are awesome and will seriously improve your skills.\n\nCourse is very practical and will help you get new insights in the field of supply chain management.

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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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