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Supply Chain Dynamics

School: MIT

Platform: edX

Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Start Date: June 28, 2017 (9 Weeks Long)

Workload: 8-12 Hours Per Week

Instructor: Chris Caplice and Yossi Sheffi

Credentials: Dr. Caplice teaches logistics and supply management at MIT, ranked #1 (graduate) and #2 (undergraduate) in this field. He oversees the MIT Freight Lab, which researches ways to improve the design and management of freight transportation. He also manages the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics and MIT’s Global SCALE Network. Caplice, who holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas, also serves as the chief scientist for Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting firm.

Sheffi previously headed MIT’s engineering systems division and has founded five different companies. Goentzel is the founder and director of MIT’s Humanitarian Response Lab, which is part of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. Rice is the deputy director of this center, along with teaching supply chain management and finance courses at the school.

Graded: After completing the course, students can receive an instructor-signed certificate for $150.

Description: This is the fourth in a five course series that builds on Supply Chain Design, which examined the connections and interactions between various points in the chain. In this course, students will look at variables that can disrupt internal chains, along with chains between producers, distributors, and consumers. Notably, it will look at points where supply chains risk disruption through case studies and simulations.

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Additional Background: This course is part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management. To learn about this certification, click here.