Supply Chain Technology & Systems

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Overview

There are underlying fundamental principles and concepts that apply to all supply chains, which can be expressed in relatively straightforward models. However, to actually implement them across a real supply chain requires the use of technology across multiple systems. Supply chains have a long history of using technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. The sheer scale and scope of most supply chains require many distinct systems to interact with each other.

Unfortunately, technology is a moving target. It is constantly evolving and improving so that today’s technology is outdated within a few years or months. Rather than focusing on a specific software system, this business and management course will focus on three aspects: fundamental concepts, core systems, and data analysis.

We will start with the introduction of fundamental concepts that are used in all software tools. We will cover IT fundamentals, including project management and software processes, data modelling, UML, relational databases and SQL. We will also introduce Internet technologies, such as XML, web services, and service-oriented architectures. No prior programming experience required.

We will then provide an overview of the main types of supply chain software including ERP, WMS, and TMS systems. We will describe their main functionality, how they work, how they are used, their architecture, data flows, and how they are organised into modules. We will also cover the software selection process and how software upgrade and implementation projects should be organised and managed.

Finally, we will dive into data analysis that is core to all large supply chains. We will introduce visualisation and big data analysis techniques that are used in practice today.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of, or understanding of concepts from: SC0x, SC1x, SC2x, and SC3x

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
    1 May 2019
  • Programme duration
    13 weeks
  • Estimated effort
    8 to 12 hours per week
  • Fee
    R2687
  • Institution
    MITx
  • Language
    English
Start Dates
  • Fundamental IT concepts
  • Supply Chain Management systems
  • Analysis of data from supply chain systems