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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Supply Chain Management: A Learning Perspective by Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST)

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About the Course

As a human being, we all consume products and/or services all the time. This morning you got up and ate your breakfast, e.g., eggs, milk, bread, fresh fruits, and the like. After the breakfast, you drove your car to work or school. At your office, you used your computer, perhaps equipped with 27” LCD monitor. During your break, you drank a cup of coffee and played with your iPhone. So on and so forth. You probably take it for granted that you can enjoy all of these products. But if you take a closer look at how each of these products can be made and eventually delivered to you, you will realize that each one of these is no short of miracle. For example, which fruit do you like? Consider fresh strawberries. In order for the strawberries to be on your breakfast table, there must be numerous functions, activities, transactions, and people involved in planting, cultivating, delivering, and consuming strawberries. Moreover, all of these functions, activities, transactions, and people are connected as an integral chain, through which physical products like strawberries themselves and virtual elements such as information and communication flow back and forth constantly. By grouping related functions or activities, we have a supply chain, comprised of four primary functions such as supplier, manufacturer, distributor, and finally consumer. A supply chain is essentially a value chain. For the society or economy as a whole, the goal is to maximize value, i.e., to create satisfactory value without spending too much. In order to create the maximum value for the strawberry supply chain, every participant in the chain must carry out its function efficiently. In addition, all of the members must coordinate with each other effectively in order to ensure value maximization. We have to face the same issues for almost all the products and services we take for granted in our everyday life, e.g., cars, hamburgers, haircuts, surgeries, movies, banks, restaurants, and you name it! In this course, we want to understand fundamental principles of value creation for the consumers or the market. We try to answer questions like how the product or service is made, how the value-creating activities or functions are coordinated, who should play what leadership roles in realizing all these, and so on. As our course title hints, we approach all of these issues from a learning perspective, which is dynamic in nature and emphasizes long-term capability building rather than short-term symptomatic problem solving....

Top reviews

MP

Apr 04, 2017

Thank you for giving me excellent information on supply chain management.It is very helpful course for me. Thank you Korea advanced institute of science and technology and coursera.

SS

Aug 01, 2016

I was really an honor to have certification under KAIST and professor Bowon Kim, it was really a great experience to have this certification under your guidance. Thank you.

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By Carlos A M d O G

Jun 09, 2019

Amazing teacher and an amazing course.

By Julio J S A

May 26, 2019

Es un enfoque muy bueno, la teoría muy bien sustentada, es un visión muy completa de la cadena de valor, muy recomendable

By Bernard N

Apr 23, 2019

I like the course and the new knowledge of the supply chain management, i would like to achieve the certificate for this course

By Rohitkumar P

Apr 01, 2019

Great course

By Quinn E

Mar 29, 2019

Great course, very informative.

By Monique F G d B

Mar 03, 2019

I have learned a lot about administrating time and other important aspects of logistics.

I can apply it also in personal life, and I am moving much smoothly in the city by myself.

Cheers! :)

By sergio a o d

Feb 28, 2019

Clear and easy teaching,

thanks mister Kim.

By j d

Feb 21, 2019

it helps me a lot in the field of management

By Abdul w k

Feb 21, 2019

Thank you so much Professor Bowon Kim for giving us your precious time and knowledge. I learnt a lot of things in this course.

By Omulu O L

Feb 19, 2019

Is an endless opportunity course

By Debojit S

Jan 19, 2019

This course beautifully lays out major concepts involved in Supply Chain Management. It is great foundation course for a beginner who is interested in taking up this subject.

By Hermann N

Dec 24, 2018

Excellent Course... I highly recommend it for beginner or aspire SC Manager

By muhammad s k

Dec 17, 2018

wonderful to learn.thanks coursera

By Ahmed B

Nov 25, 2018

Nice overall all course on SCM.

By Khurram A

Nov 22, 2018

Its a great course for anyone interested to learn basics of supply chain management. The course deals mostly with philosophical and managerial areas and does not include much analytical problem solving.

By Natalia

Nov 17, 2018

Thanks a lot! Very useful course, well explained!

By Heraimatam m

Oct 14, 2018

THANK YOU , VERY MUCH FOR PROVIDING ME THE COURSE

By Manik B

Sep 03, 2018

The course relate me to reality based system, structural and unstructured way of making decision to create real value and responsiveness to customer.

By Nwosu A C

Aug 25, 2018

I loved the course and i was able to learn more about SCM . The only issue i had was that i never got any response for the questions i asked

By Cristian C G C

Aug 16, 2018

Amazing Course

By Shihab I A

Aug 10, 2018

Great course! Everything is explained from the basics and very detailed,

Would recommend!

By Nataly M

Jun 30, 2018

Excellent

By 李予周1314

Jun 19, 2018

真的非常喜欢KIM教授,讲的简单易懂。希望能有PPT可以日后复习!!Thanks,!!!

By Euler S O

Jun 03, 2018

Amazing course, but Dr Kim never answered my questions!

By OMOTAYO

May 28, 2018

Quite interesting and elaborate. It was very practical for me as i have the responsibility of managing raw materials where i work and i also interact with both internal customer i.e users of the materials and eternal customers i.e suppliers. I immediately started applying the principles learnt and it has been quite helpful