Supply Chain Planning & Strategy (edX)

Supply Chain Planning & Strategy (edX)
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Supply Chain Planning & Strategy (edX)
Master the supply chain language used throughout the industry and learn the foundational topics required for strategic and tactical planning ​- part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate. This course is designed to introduce foundational supply chain topics that are relevant to make both strategic and tactical decisions. Strategic decisions covered in the course are the ones required to achieve a fit between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy. Tactical decisions covered, are the ones aimed to develop a plan to balance demand with supply.

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This course is part of the edX Professional Certificate program Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) , offered by ISCEA. This course prepares you for the ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Exam on edX and is a requirement for becoming ISCEA certified. To become an ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), you must complete all three preparatory courses and successfully pass the CSCA Exam.

Every fortune 500 company relies on their supply chain to keep goods and services flowing into the marketplace, but supply chain processes are only as good as the people who keep them running. Certified supply chain professionals that truly understand the relationship between a company's competitive advantage and its supply chain strategy are getting the best employment opportunities.

It all starts with the management of supply chain flows and the linkages between financial and operational measures. Next a supply chain strategy is developed around a competitive strategy considering both efficiency and responsiveness. And finally, the essentials of forecasting are covered in the context of demand management and sales and operations planning - S&OP.

ISCEA, the international supply chain education alliance was the first organization on the globe certifying supply chain managers, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for Supply Chain career validation with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.


What you'll learn

- The overview of supply chain management - SCM in the global economy including the linkages between operations management and financial results.

- How a supply chain design is developed based on a competitive business strategy

- The relationships between global supply chain cross functional and logistic drivers that include information systems, strategic sourcing, inventory management and warehousing.

- The fundamental Issues of sales and operations planning - S&OP. Demand planning, forecasting, inventory control and supply planning


Syllabus


Overview

- What is a Supply Chain?

- Flows in a Supply Chain

- Examples of Supply Chains

- The Objective of a Supply Chain

- Linking Financial Measures to Supply Chain Operation Measures

- Revenues and costs

- Strategy

- Model for Strategic Fit


Strategy

- Typical Functional Strategies

- Responsive versus Efficient

- Push/Pull Versions


Framework for Discussion

- Sources of Costs and Revenues

- Drivers of Supply Chain Performance

- Information, Funds, and Product

- Basic Model

- Decision Issues


Fundamental Issues

- Demand Common Terms

- Sales and Operations Planning

- Forecasting

- Supply Common Terms



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167.00 EUR
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