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Approx. 27 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Identify the key drivers of global supply chain effectiveness

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

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

  • Evaluate the sustainability of global supply chain operations

Skills you will gain

Risk AssessmentSupply ChainSustainable Design
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Beginner Level
Approx. 27 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Start working towards your Master's degree

This course is part of the 100% online Global Master of Business Administration (Global MBA) from Macquarie University. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

5 hours to complete

Strategic supply chain management in global markets

5 hours to complete
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 corner15m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Strategic supply chain management15m
Week 1 quiz1h
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

Logistics drivers of global supply chains

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min)
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

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Principles of global supply chain network design

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Forces affecting international businesses4m
Network design decisions9m
The bullwhip effect4m
2 readings
Become a Global MBA learner10m
The beer game: Experience the bullwhip effect30m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Supply chain network design30m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Sourcing decisions in global markets

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 24 min)
4 videos
Outsourcing vs in-house production8m
'Buy' decisions: Procurement6m
‘Buy’ decisions: Supplier selection6m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Sourcing decisions15m
Week 4 quiz1h

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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)....
Strategising: Management for Global Competitive Advantage

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