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About the Course

As a human being, we all consume products and/or services all the time. This morning you got up and ate your breakfast, e.g., eggs, milk, bread, fresh fruits, and the like. After the breakfast, you drove your car to work or school. At your office, you used your computer, perhaps equipped with 27” LCD monitor. During your break, you drank a cup of coffee and played with your iPhone. So on and so forth. You probably take it for granted that you can enjoy all of these products. But if you take a closer look at how each of these products can be made and eventually delivered to you, you will realize that each one of these is no short of miracle. For example, which fruit do you like? Consider fresh strawberries. In order for the strawberries to be on your breakfast table, there must be numerous functions, activities, transactions, and people involved in planting, cultivating, delivering, and consuming strawberries. Moreover, all of these functions, activities, transactions, and people are connected as an integral chain, through which physical products like strawberries themselves and virtual elements such as information and communication flow back and forth constantly. By grouping related functions or activities, we have a supply chain, comprised of four primary functions such as supplier, manufacturer, distributor, and finally consumer. A supply chain is essentially a value chain. For the society or economy as a whole, the goal is to maximize value, i.e., to create satisfactory value without spending too much. In order to create the maximum value for the strawberry supply chain, every participant in the chain must carry out its function efficiently. In addition, all of the members must coordinate with each other effectively in order to ensure value maximization. We have to face the same issues for almost all the products and services we take for granted in our everyday life, e.g., cars, hamburgers, haircuts, surgeries, movies, banks, restaurants, and you name it! In this course, we want to understand fundamental principles of value creation for the consumers or the market. We try to answer questions like how the product or service is made, how the value-creating activities or functions are coordinated, who should play what leadership roles in realizing all these, and so on. As our course title hints, we approach all of these issues from a learning perspective, which is dynamic in nature and emphasizes long-term capability building rather than short-term symptomatic problem solving....

Top reviews


Apr 18, 2020

This course contains all important concepts to know in SCM.i hope this course makes a foundation to apply in your work . Thanks to Our Mr. Kim who taught us in a very simple way and very elaboratey.


May 4, 2020

Definitely 5 - stars rating. You don't want to turn off your computer or watch Youtube videos anymore once you've entered this course. Definitely an excellent headstart in Supply Chain Management.

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Jul 5, 2020

Overall it was a good learning. Helps in long term learning.

Thanks to Prof. Bowon Kim!

One suggestion: The content of the presentation shall be more attractive, with graphical and pictorial representations.

By Khurram A

Nov 22, 2018

Its a great course for anyone interested to learn basics of supply chain management. The course deals mostly with philosophical and managerial areas and does not include much analytical problem solving.

By Gokul R K S

May 15, 2020

I would like to thank the respectful professor for making this course Wonderful.

He made all the lectures in a crystal clear manner, which is very easy to understand.

Thank You Sir.

By Debojit S

Jan 19, 2019

This course beautifully lays out major concepts involved in Supply Chain Management. It is great foundation course for a beginner who is interested in taking up this subject.

By César P G

Sep 11, 2016

This course has given a new and original point of view on how to design, track and improve our operations in the supply chain.

It has really been a surprise!

Thank you Mr Kim.


Jul 19, 2020

Being Marketing Team lead in an Apparel Manufacturing company, this course was much helpful to understand different aspects of business and how to think beyond

By Faisal S

May 6, 2017

Really enjoyed the course and there are a lot of new things I learned in this course. It really helped me to understand SCM in broader perspective. Thank you.

By manik b

Sep 3, 2018

The course relate me to reality based system, structural and unstructured way of making decision to create real value and responsiveness to customer.

By Nwosu A C

Aug 25, 2018

I loved the course and i was able to learn more about SCM . The only issue i had was that i never got any response for the questions i asked

By Shreyas V

Jun 15, 2020

A really good course to gather understanding of supply chain. Goes a little fast at the end but overall a good start for a beginner. Cheers.

By Amar K J

Oct 16, 2016

Very nice Course, highly recommended for beginners like me, who want to understand fundamentals of how supply - chain works.

By Lenin A D T

Mar 22, 2020

Es un curso muy completo sobre la perspectiva de aprendizaje que debe formar la empresa para resolver problemas e innovar


Jun 16, 2022

A great explanation with a very nea and clean concept and alomst cover all the dimentions of Supply chian managment.

By adrian o

May 17, 2022

Presenta un enfoque general abarcando con ejemplos fáciles de comprender sobre la gestión de la cadena de suministro.

By Himanshu S

Aug 13, 2017

Gives you a basic insight on the subject. If you're a beginner in Management related area give this course a try.

By Jacques S

Apr 25, 2022

Ectremely insightfull, learned alot in an organized and relaxed manner

Thanks to the Coursera team

By Nissi L K

Jan 9, 2022

A great way to dive into the supply chain management topic without all the complex calculations.


Jun 10, 2022

It was extremely helpful course as it has helped to develop strong fundamentals related to SCM.

By Ashutosh

Aug 10, 2021

Loved how in simple words he made me understand related things. Whole course was interesting.

By Guruling W

May 27, 2020

This Coure is best for beginners. It gives full basic knowledge to start the career in SCM

By Shashank P

Apr 29, 2020

Very informative course sir. Almost all topic covered but a little bit lengthy videos

By Iván C

Oct 3, 2019

Los subtíitulos en ocasiones no concuerdan con el sentido de lo que el maestro expone.

By Do H C

Jul 4, 2020

Really good course. The Professor's knowledge is amazing. His example is superb

By farhad z

Nov 6, 2022

Good enough for those with prior knowledge or experience and also beginners

By Farzad H D

Dec 30, 2020

So fundamental and not practical. Useful to learn about the SCM perspective