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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 17 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Strategic supply chain management in global markets

Welcome to week 1 of Be global! This week you will start the discussion of global supply chains and supply chain management. You will examine a number of global supply chains and their components. You will explore global supply chains from various perspectives including their main product/service offerings and how it would affect the nature of supply chains and their characteristics. And you will investigate strategic fit in supply chains and the ways to ensure your supply chain strategies are well aligned with your operational capabilities and global market requirements. So are you ready to start this week? ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 31 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Week 1 Outline2m
Beef supply chain: From Australia to Asia8m
Choosing the right supply chain7m
Achieve strategic fit6m
Habit corner – sample2m
Reading6 readings
Become a Global MBA degree learner10m
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Which continent do you hail from?1m
Preconceptions: How would you explain a global supply chain to a friend?1m
About the habit corner5m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Strategic supply chain management15m
Week 1 Graded quizs
Week
2
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Logistics drivers of global supply chains

You might have heard of supply chain management being associated with the term 'logistics' as 'supply chain logistics'. Logistics plays a critical role in efficient supply chain management and that is why sometimes its name is synonymous with supply chain management. This week you will be equipped with the knowledge of the main logistics drivers in supply chains and the tradeoffs that can be made between each two sets of logistics drivers. These trade offs would of course reflect supply chain strategy and by using several case examples, you will learn how to consider these trade offs and when to apply them. You will also learn about the push and pull strategies in supply chains and why they complement your decisions about the logistics drivers. So if you are ready, let's jump into this week's content!...
Reading
4 videos (Total 21 min), 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
The logistics of online ordering8m
Design distribution channels4m
Pull and push strategies6m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Logistics drivers15m
Week 2 Graded quizs
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Principles of global supply chain network design

If you want to expand your business globally, or if you have been tasked to develop your supply chain network in a new country or market, how do you approach this problem? What decisions do you have to make? What are the main considerations you need to focus on? Going global or expanding your business globally has certain requirements and implications for supply chains. This week you will learn about all these requirements and how they can be formulated in a specific global context...
Reading
4 videos (Total 21 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Forces affecting international businesses4m
Network design decisions9m
The bullwhip effect4m
Reading1 reading
The beer game: Experience the bullwhip effect30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Supply chain network design10m
Week 3 Graded quizs
Week
4
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Sourcing decisions in global markets

The success or failure of many small to large businesses globally often are dependent upon their sourcing decisions. As a supply chain manager you need to make the right decisions about in-house production or outsourcing, selecting your suppliers, and how much inventory and from whom to buy as some of the most fundamental yet complex decision tasks that businesses and supply chain managers should fulfill. By the end of this week you will have tools and techniques to help you in this decision making process....
Reading
4 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Outsourcing vs in-house production8m
'Buy' decisions: Procurement6m
‘Buy’ decisions: Supplier selection6m
Reading1 reading
Become a Global MBA degree learner10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Recall: Sourcing decisions15m
Week 4 Graded quizs

Instructor

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Mehrdokht Pournader

Dr
Department of Management

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