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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 Algorithm Y

Dec 28, 2020

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

By Haritha t

Nov 8, 2020

it had given a wide knowledge about the supply chain perspective


May 22, 2020

good course with detailed and simplified explanations and graphs

By Md. T A T

Jun 29, 2020

Amazing teacher, wish I could meet him in person and thank him.

By Nzenwa a

Jun 8, 2017

The professor uses practical examples to enable you understand.


Jul 27, 2020

This course is very usefull for all business studying students

By Thanh T D

Jul 1, 2020

Good and difference approach to understand and learn about SCM


Jun 25, 2020

The first week lesson was very well said. Kudos to the tutor.

By Mukil V N

Jun 10, 2020

A good series of lectures delivered by an excellent teacher.

By Sonu K

Apr 24, 2020

Good Course - Nicely explained with simple and good examples

By Niranjan M

Sep 1, 2019

It has been a very good knowledge enhancement for SCM course

By Pierre S

Dec 3, 2020

Amazing flow of information and great way of explication!

By Ramesh K G

Jul 19, 2020

Detailed explanation of concepts in a most simple manner.

By Néstor G F S

Jul 29, 2020

Excelente experiencia con Coursera gracias a este curso.

By Mirella g

Aug 20, 2020

Thank you so much, I have learnt so much in the course.

By Ajay S R

Jul 1, 2020

good course if you want learn supply chain managemennt.


Jun 4, 2020

Everything is awesome, best material and video quality.

By Syed A Z

Apr 10, 2020

Great way of explaining the concepts

Great Communication

By Obinna C

Sep 1, 2020

Truly a Learning Perspective!!! Kudos! Prof. Bowon Kim

By Shakif B M

Jun 28, 2020

one of the best ,i learn some supply chain management.


May 15, 2020

Professor is Excellent teacher - Thanks a Million SIR

By Waqar R

Mar 11, 2017

bowon kim is a fabulous teacher.

i enjoyed this course

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 Moai'd A

Jan 10, 2020

very very good course.

new knowledge, new experiences