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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 19, 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 05, 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 Atharva R

Jul 03, 2020

It was a great experience. Bowan Sir explained the subject very well. I am expecting more courses taught by Bowan Sir.

By Ramesh C P

Nov 03, 2017

Very nicely designed course and ably instructed by Prof. Kim. Gives a holistic approach to learning SCM as subject.

By Simon D

Feb 08, 2020

Thoroughly goes over a horizontal view of Supply Chain management, encompassing all elements needed to look at.

By :Nushrat A H T

Jul 03, 2020

This course was very useful. It helped me to get a clear concept over supply chain management. Thanks a lot.

By Vikram B

Jun 06, 2020

Thanks Professor Mr.Bowon Kim and KAIST Business School for the wonderful course on Supply chain Management.

By Cesar E O G

May 19, 2017

This course is really good, amazing explanations, but sometimes there are problems with the audio. 5 stars!

By Irewole A

Apr 30, 2020

It was an absolutely revealing and mind blowing course. So detailed and very easy to comprehend. I’m glad

By Jared L T F

Apr 27, 2020

Great Course! I'm a complete beginner but the lecturer has made very comprehensible. Highly recommend it!

By Amadou

Aug 11, 2016

So comprehensive and detailed. This course allowed me to review several classes from my MBA in one place!

By Mohmad I

May 31, 2020

nice one online mode to learn in a better way. i wan to say thanks to Coursera for wonderful experience.

By matthieu l

Mar 28, 2017

Great Lecturer!! Clear and extensive this course give you a great insight into Supply Chain Management.

By Viren P

Jun 15, 2020

The professor is absolutely fantastic and makes learning the complex terminologies easy to understand.

By Iman

Nov 18, 2019

it is really useful and i have learnt a lots of things. highly recommended specially for student

By Seongchool Y

Feb 17, 2020

A truly great course to get the fundamental knowledge! Great thanks to the Professor Mr. Kim!

By Ahmed E

Oct 01, 2019

Great introduction to Supply chain management. Great lectures, easy to follow and understand.

By Abhijeet N

Nov 08, 2016

This course was well designed, I got fair understanding of basics of supply chain management.

By David I

May 23, 2016

Very useful overview course. Goes into good explanations on difficult to understand concepts.

By Shihab I A

Aug 10, 2018

Great course! Everything is explained from the basics and very detailed,

Would recommend!

By Amelia C A C

Jul 09, 2017

Muy recomendado y completo, ver la cadena de suministro desde una perfectiva de análisis.

By Saurabh K K

Aug 13, 2016

Professor is very good at explaining ideas and has very deep understanding of the course


Jul 03, 2020

That was wonderful time with highly capable teacher. Thanks for affectionate lectures.

By Soham D

Jun 30, 2020

A very easy and descriptive way to learn Supply Chain Management. Thank you Professor.

By Hasib A S

May 30, 2020

It can not more better. It covered all the elements of basic learning for supply chain


Apr 19, 2018

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

By Jameel P

Sep 24, 2016

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