Fundação Instituto de Administração

Global Supply Chain Management

This course is part of Supply Chain & Operations Specialization

Taught in English

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Beginner level
No prior experience required
29 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Understand and use the most important supply chain management concepts and frameworks for outsourcing

  • Identify and critically analyze the specific causes, effects, and remedies of demand volatility and uncertainty in different supply chains

  • Identify, critically analyze and remedy common pitfalls of supply and inventory management

  • Recognize the most relevant strategic issues and alternatives related to designing international direct and reverse logistics networks

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level
No prior experience required
29 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 5 modules in this course

Global supply chains do not have a common boss or a common owner. This poses challenges to the governance of supply chains. We will discuss such challenges and we will also describe three fundamental concepts that are behind many of the techniques that we will discuss along the course: the prisoner’s dilemma, risk pooling and the bullwhip effect.

What's included

5 videos6 readings4 quizzes

In global supply chains, we face challenges (and also have opportunities) at all levels: operational, tactical and strategic. In this week we will focus on supply chain strategy and will discuss the following decision areas: “make or buy” and relationships with partners, segmentation issues and, management of flows of materials in supply chains.

What's included

7 videos2 readings5 quizzes

One of the overarching objectives of supply chain management is to continually be able to reconcile supply and demand. In week three we will discuss demand management, in the sense of articulating managerial options to influence and manage demand curves so that they display lower volatility and uncertainty levels.

What's included

5 videos1 reading4 quizzes

In week 4 we will discuss the other side of the equation that we started to discuss in week 3 – supply management. Here the main concepts of techniques of inventory management will be discussed in relation to both products (subjected to independent demand) and, components and raw materials (subjected to dependent demand).

What's included

9 videos1 reading5 quizzes

In this week we discuss two very relevant and contemporary topics in supply chain management: sustainability and the pursuit of the “triple bottom line” (profit, people and planet) and also technologies (software and hardware) that are associated with Industry 4.0 and their implication to supply chain management practice today and in the future.

What's included

7 videos3 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt


Henrique Luiz Correa
Fundação Instituto de Administração
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