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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

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What you will learn

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    Identify the key drivers of global supply chain effectiveness

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    Create supply chain networks that are aligned with supply chain and business strategy of the firm

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    Identify the critical success factors, pitfalls, and risks of global supply chain management

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    Evaluate the sustainability of global supply chain operations

Skills you will gain

Risk AssessmentSupply ChainSustainable Design

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Beginner Level

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Strategic supply chain management in global markets

6 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Week 1 Outline2m
Beef supply chain: From Australia to Asia8m
Choosing the right supply chain7m
Achieve strategic fit6m
Habit corner2m
5 readings
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: How would you explain a global supply chain to a friend?1m
About the habit corner5m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Strategic supply chain management15m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Logistics drivers of global supply chains

4 videos (Total 21 min), 2 quizzes
4 videos
The logistics of online ordering8m
Design distribution channels4m
Pull and push strategies6m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Logistics drivers15m
Week 2 quiz1h
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Principles of global supply chain network design

4 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Forces affecting international businesses4m
Network design decisions9m
The bullwhip effect4m
1 reading
The beer game: Experience the bullwhip effect30m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Supply chain network design30m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4
5 hours to complete

Sourcing decisions in global markets

4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Outsourcing vs in-house production8m
'Buy' decisions: Procurement6m
‘Buy’ decisions: Supplier selection6m
1 reading
Become a Global MBA degree learner10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Sourcing decisions15m
Week 4 quiz1h
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Top reviews from Supply chain management: Be global

By SVMar 1st 2019

Super course! the lady is very clear and pragmatic, moreover they try to explain everything with examples and applying theory to real cases. Really good!

By ICMay 29th 2019

Great quality and plenty of examples covering a wide range of topics related to supply chain management from different sectors.

Instructor

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Dr Mehrdokht Pournader

Department of Management
Macquarie University

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About the Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage Specialization

Leaders must have the ability to develop and deploy effective strategies. This specialisation will prepare you to be the strategic change-maker capable of enabling your organisation to compete into the future. You will learn: how to think strategically to make your organisation more competitive (Be Competitive); how crucial it now is for supply chains to effectively meet customer demands (Be Global); how to leverage technology and innovation to disrupt and reshape your organisation (Be Disruptive); and how to make a positive contribution to the world while effectively maintaining the bottom line (Be Sustainable)....
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