Supply Chain Design

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Overview

Learn how to design and optimise the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.

This Supply Chain Design course is part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management, offered by #1 ranked SCM Master's programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

CTL.SC2x Supply Chain Design covers all aspects involved in the design of supply chains for companies and organisations anywhere in the world. The course is divided into four main topic areas: Physical flow design, Supply chain finance, Information flow design, and Organisation/Process design.

In the design of physical flows, we show how to formulate and solve Transportation, Trans-shipment, Facility Location, and Network Design Problems. For financial flows we show how to translate supply chain concepts and actions into the language of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a company. We cover Activity Based Costing, Working Capital, the Cash-to-Cash cycle and Discounted Cash Flow Analysis. The design of the information flow section describes how firms communicate with suppliers (procurement, risk contracts), internal resources (production planning, bills of materials, material requirements planning), and customers (Sales & Operations Planning and other collaboration based processes). In the last section, we introduce performance metric design and organisational design within the supply chain organisation focusing mainly on the centralise/decentralise decision.

This course is indispensable if you’re considering a supply chain management career and, specifically, the positions of Supply Chain Analyst, Operations Manager, or Logistics Coordinator.

Prerequisites: CTL.SC1x Supply Chain Fundamentals

Associated Programmes: Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Programme

Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Programme
Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online programme consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters® Programme in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of one semester's worth of coursework at MIT.

Supply Chain Analytics
Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modelling, including statistics, regression, optimisation and probability – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.
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Supply Chain Fundamentals
Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.
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Supply Chain Design
Learn how to design and optimise the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.
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Supply Chain Dynamics
Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.
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Supply Chain Technology and Systems
Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.
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Supply Chain Comprehensive Exam
Take the Comprehensive Exam in Supply Chain Management to earn the MITx MicroMasters® credential.
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  • Start Date
    10 April 2019
  • Programme duration
    13 weeks
  • Estimated effort
    8 to 12 hours per week
  • Fee
    R2687
  • Institution
    MITx
  • Language
    English
Start Dates
  • Network Design and Facility Location
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Procurement and sourcing
  • Production planning
  • Demand management and Sales & Operations Planning
     

Week 1: Overview of Supply Chain Design: Introduction to Network Flow models.
Week 2: Basic Supply Chain Network Design: Facility Location and Network Design problems.
Week 3: Advanced Supply Chain Network Design: Modelling multiple products, multiple echelons, and multiple time periods.
Week 4: Supply Chain Finance I: Activity Based Costing, Working Capital, and Cash-to-Cash conversation cycle.
Week 5: Supply Chain Finance II: Discounted cash flow analysis and capital budgeting and investing.
Week 6: Supplier Management I: Auctions, sourcing, and procurement.
Week 7: Supplier Management II: Optimisation based procurement, and risk sharing.
Week 8: Production Planning: Introduction to Bills of Material (BOM), Material Resource Planning (MRP) systems, and Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) systems.
Week 9: Demand Management: Challenges of collaboration with customers and management levers to improve coordination.
Week 10: Process & Organisational Design: The design of the supply chain organisation itself.