About this Specialization

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This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the program you'll have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today's global networked economy. The Specialization is for you, if: 1. you're looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you're working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you're fascinated by how the global economy is linked together by the flow of products, information, and finances. The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you'll master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you'll solve a real-life business case. Interested in learning advanced supply chain topics? View the Supply Chain Excellence MasterTrack™ Certificate.
Learner Career Outcomes
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Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
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English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Greek, Vietnamese, German, Russian, Hungarian...
Learner Career Outcomes
67%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
18%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 6 months to complete
Suggested 3 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Arabic, Greek, Vietnamese, German, Russian, Hungarian...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Supply Chain Logistics

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Course2

Course 2

Supply Chain Operations

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2,225 ratings
464 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Supply Chain Planning

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1,572 ratings
312 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Supply Chain Sourcing

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1,103 ratings
221 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • About 20 weeks.

  • This is an introductory specialization, you are not expected to have any supply chain management background, but it would be helpful if you have some general business background.

  • Not really, but it is a good idea to follow the suggested order.

  • No, but if you consider the MasterTrack Certificate, you can earn credits if you are admitted into the Master of Supply Chain Management Program at Rutgers Business School.

  • You will understand the major concepts of Supply Chain Management, master the most important tools managers use, and be familiar with best practices.

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