The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management

Online Course

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The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management

What is the course about?

The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management
The course The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how supply chains work in the digital era, and how you can make them more effective and efficient.
Course description
  • Create value with your supply chain
  • 4 weeks
  • Goods and services reach end users through increasingly intricate channels, involving people and processes all over the world, supported by advancing technology.
  • Understanding the key relationships in these supply chains can help you cut costs, boost performance and create more value for customers.
  • This online course will equip you with a critical appreciation of the way supply chains work, and how to make them work better.
  • Whether you are a sole trader, in a small to medium-sized organisation, or work for a large firm, you’ll find out how the supply chain is changing in the digital era.
  • What supply chain management is and why it is important
  • The distinct processes that make up a digital supply chain
  • How risk is assessed in the digital supply chain
  • How organisations are using the supply chain to gain a competitive advantage
  • Competitive advantage in the digital supply chain
  • How supply chain management fits with the company’s strategy
  • The future of supply chain management
  • Identify and understand the impact of the digital economy on structure and function of a supply chain, recognising opportunities to reduce cost and create value in your own professional context.
  • Demonstrate and recognising the impact of the digital economy when taking an informed approach to decisions such as outsourcing and quality management.
  • Improve your analytical and prioritising skills.
  • Develop your ethical awareness as a manager.
  • This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the effect the digital era is having on supply chains, customers and other stakeholders. No previous experience of studying supply chain management is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial.
  • Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module and MBA in the entry requirements.
  • IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Digital Economy program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM871 Managing in the Digital Economy starts July 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all four Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course. Details of runs of the relevant FutureLearn courses in 2019 and 2020 are available here.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
  • The Open University Business School
  • A pioneer in flexible learning for over 30 years, The Open University Business School delivers transformational, high quality business and management education which is quality assured.

Prerequisites & Facts

The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management

Course Topic

Business & Management

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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