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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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By Ditekele M

Oct 20, 2016

Address the day to day challenges that I face at work

By Andre R

May 17, 2016

Very complete course, very well explained. EXCELLENT!

By Chee L Y

Apr 1, 2022

One of the best learning perspectives course of SCM.

By Moai'd A

Jan 10, 2020

very very good course.

new knowledge, new experiences

By Marcelo G L

Oct 12, 2017

A good overview of SCM and lessons well explained!!!

By Natasha P Z

May 11, 2017

Great perspective, very good material and approach.

By Meryll K S C

Mar 19, 2023

I learned a lot. It is very helpful for us student

By Natalia

Nov 17, 2018

Thanks a lot! Very useful course, well explained!

By Heraimatam m

Oct 14, 2018


By Giridharan K

May 9, 2020

this topic is very useful and also updated topics

By Roberta

Mar 14, 2017

Informative course. Could be a little bit faster.

By Md. A R

May 16, 2022

Excellent lecture series with in depth review...

By Onur Ş

Sep 13, 2021

A perfect course. Thank you so much everything.

By Neelakanteswaraswamy B

Jun 1, 2021

Very nicely taught program in SCM perspectives

By srinivasu r

Jul 16, 2020

Very Informative and Knowledge oriented course

By Mohamed G A

Oct 20, 2016

Great prof. and good material thank's coursera

By Muhammad E U D

Mar 9, 2022

A great course or understanding supply chain.

By Saim N

Feb 26, 2020

Thanks for providing good knowledge about SCM


Mar 27, 2016

Pro. kim is the best in the coursera i think.

By Mizanur R

May 22, 2022

Excellent course, material and the teacher.

By 李予周1314

Jun 18, 2018


By Febri A

Aug 2, 2022

this course help me to know more about SCM

By Durairaj V

Mar 20, 2021

Excellent structure in imparting knowledge

By Neil R

Jul 2, 2020


By Satwat A S

Apr 5, 2022

I think its very good course for starter.