Supply Chain Technology and Systems

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2 месяца
О курсе

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 shear 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 It is constantly evolving and improving so that today's technology is outdated within a few years or months.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 modeling, 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 organized into modules. We will also cover the software selection process and how software upgrade and implementation projects should be organized and managed.

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

Программа
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.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Fundamental IT concepts
  • Supply Chain Management systems
  • Analysis of data from supply chain systems
Лекторы
Chris Caplice
Chris Caplice
Director, MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management MIT
Dr. Caplice has been teaching logistics and supply chain management at MIT for over a decade. He is also responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics as well as MIT’s Global SCALE Network. He is also the Chief Scientist for Chainalytics, a leading analytical supply chain consulting firm. He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Christopher Cassa
Christopher Cassa
Lecturer, Supply Chain Management Program MIT
Christopher Cassa, PhD, is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at MIT, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Cassa has served as a lecturer of data analytics and software engineering subjects at MIT for 10 years. His research laboratory conducts predictive analytics research in the assessment of genomic variants. This application draws on “big data” approaches to enable unprecedented extraction of information from existing information sources.
Eva Ponce
Eva Ponce
Executive Director, MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management MIT
Eva Ponce, PhD, is a Research Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Her current research focus is the design of urban distribution models (freight deliveries) with special focus on omni-channel distribution strategies. She also leads research initiatives on Reverse Logistics and Closed-Loop Supply Chains. Dr. Ponce has over fifteen years of experience in teaching and research in supply chain management and quantitative models for industrial engineering. In 2008, she received her tenure as an Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).
David Correll
David Correll
Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management MIT

David Correll is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, where he serves as a Course Lead in the MITx MicroMaster’s in Supply Chain Management program, and contributes to transportation research at Freightlab and MIT Sustainable Supply Chains. His research focuses on innovation and optimization in supply chain design to improve performance and sustainability in agricultural logistics. Dr. Correll received his Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management from Iowa State University, where he also earned an M.S. degree in Biorenewable Resources & Technologies, as well as Sustainable Agriculture. Dr. Correll’s research has been published in academic and professional journals focusing on production economics, farming, techno-economic analysis, and industrial ecology.

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EdX
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Supply Chain Technology and Systems