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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Supply Chain Management: A Learning Perspective by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)

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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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Apr 19, 2018

In-depth and nicely paced. Provides a good overview of SCM. Recommended for beginners.

By Fabricio A Z F

Nov 7, 2022

Un excelente curso, que promueve a aprender más acerca de la cadena de suministro.


By Md B U S

Aug 16, 2021

VERY EFFECTIVE LECTURES, WELL explained , thank you Mr. professor, thanks COURSERA

By Jameel P

Sep 24, 2016

Perfect Course for Supply Chain Professionals. Very good Content and Well Delivered.

By Pritam D

Oct 20, 2019

It was a really good course and it helped me in learning lot of useful SCM concepts

By Juan D B

Mar 16, 2017

Interesting explanation of learning organizations applied to logistics. I enjoyed.

By Abdullahi A

Nov 23, 2022

Superb professor and well presented. Thanks a lot Coursera and the professor.

By Maipelo M

Sep 8, 2020

Broader explanation of SCM. Moreso in me applying it in my Logistics field.

By La P

Dec 24, 2018

Excellent Course... I highly recommend it for beginner or aspire SC Manager

By Wana D

Oct 2, 2021

This Course is quite rich and technical, highly mental and mind engaging,

By Raghu.A

Mar 19, 2021

Good information regarding supply chain management a learning perspective

By Sanjay K d

Jun 23, 2020

It was indeed a very good course wanna learn more on SCM advanced courses

By Alfonso I M H

May 10, 2020

Great course! Very interesting with very good explanaitions and examples.

By Muhammad f P

Aug 25, 2020

the content is very good, and give many new knowledge about supply chain


Apr 22, 2020

It was greate learning about SCM, It is benifit for me and my jab career

By Fabrizio M

Apr 19, 2020

Very well explained, it was a pleasure to learn from Professo Bowon Kim

By John G C

Mar 9, 2018

it's the best Course i Every attended and find many experiences from it

By Basia F

Dec 18, 2016

A great overview of Supply Chain Management with interesting examples.

By Alneida R

Apr 2, 2021

Learnt alot of things. Did not realise that it is such a huge topic.

By loyick j w

Aug 24, 2020

best online course i have learnt a lot about supply chain management

By Ariel C P

Jun 18, 2016

Muy completo y el profesor explica bastante bien! 100% recomendado.

By Gagan S

Jan 31, 2022

Very nicely explained all concepts & covered all areas extensively

By subodh g

Mar 12, 2020

Good insight into the topic in a simplified and sequential manner.

By Cosmos I K

Nov 7, 2022

Very informative and gives in-depth knowledge on SCM operations.

By Algorithm Y

Dec 28, 2020

Very good explaination and easy to folllow. Thank you very much.