Free Online Course on Supply Chains in Practice

The University of Warwick is offering free online course on Supply Chains in Practice: How Things Get to You. This course is aimed at everyone who has an interest in finding out more about supply chains and their management.

This free online course will explore the complex web of supply chains that bring goods or services to you. This course will start on October 16, 2017.

Course At Glance

Length: 6 weeks
Effort: 2 hours/week
Subject: Supply Chains in Practice: How Things Get to You
Institution: University of Warwick and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on October 16, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Warwick is forward-looking, entrepreneurial and globally connected. With new ways of thinking and achieving it stands out from its competitors as an inspiring place to study.

About This Course

Take, for example, eating your cereal in the morning. The cereal and milk have gone through a seamless chain of processes to get from the field to your kitchen table. The bowl and spoon also had to be manufactured from raw materials and retailed to you. Did you go to a shop to buy these things, or did you have them delivered?

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

Learning Outcomes

Behind each simple everyday activity there is a complex web of supply chains that have brought those goods or services to you.

Requirements

This course is aimed at everyone who has an interest in finding out more about supply chains and their management. No prior knowledge about supply chains is required and we recommend you spend between 2 to 4 hours per week on the course materials.

It will provide insight to those whose roles may not be directly involved in the supply chain, but wish to see how their role interacts. It will also benefit those currently working within one part of a supply chain, who wishes to understand the broader supply chain context.

Instructors

Jan Godsell

Jan Godsell is a lead the Supply Chain Research Group and the Supply Chains in Practice (SCIP) industrial collaborator forum. My work is focused on helping companies turn supply chain theory into practical reality.

Catherine Bowser

I bring together academic thinking with practical application in the design and delivery of Masters level business programs to support individual and organization success.

Donato Masi

Dr Donato Masi is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Warwick and his research focuses on the role of Supply Chains in the Circular Economy.

Gwynne Richards

I am a logistics and supply chain consultant and trainer. I am an Associate Lecturer at the University of Warwick, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and SIM. I have also written books on logistics.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.
  • On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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