About this course
Logistics and supply chain structures can be found in virtually any system. A supply chain is a complex environment with a multitude of forces and variables with various degrees of dependence. Unforeseen events are frequent and in order to achieve a competitive supply chain, constant supervision is needed.
In this business and management course, you will learn methods that are used to master control of supply chains, including how to forecast demand, how to determine the best order quantity for procurement, how to plan capacity and production, and much more.”
Many of the topics in the course will be illustrated using real companies and real logistics professionals as logistics is not a theoretical subject – it exists all around us – everywhere.
This MOOC is based on a widely popular university course that will give you a working knowledge of supply chain operations that can be applied in your organization. By the end of this course, you will be able to better control and master your organization’s system.
Regardless of your industry or organization type, the concepts and methods from this course will help you become a logistics and supply chain professional. You will never look at a hotel breakfast buffet, a loading bay, a warehouse, a factory, an emergency room or even at a fast-food restaurant the same way again.
What you’ll learn
- Basic forecasting methods
- Lot sizing methods
- Safety stock calculations
- Differentiation techniques
- Material and Capacity planning
- Transport Planning
- Logistics aspect on procurement
- Basics in Sales and Operations planning
- Master production scheduling
- secondary school (high school) algebra
- basic mathematics concepts
Sponsored by: ChalmersX
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Meet your instructors
Per Olof Arnäs
Per Olof is a researcher and senior lecturer in logistics at Chalmers University of Technology. He has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Logistics. He also has extensive experience as a freight industry professional.
Ola is a researcher and senior lecturer in logistics at Chalmers University of Technology. He has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Lic.Eng. in Logistics. He is Program Director for both Chalmers B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree programs in Industrial Engineering, he is also Program Director for Chalmers Professional Educations Executive program in Supply Chain Management.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 7 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Students 29936
- Certificate No
- Assessments Yes