Logistics Systems OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Course by MIT on Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Published Dec 30, 2008

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Learn how to effectively manage inventory and inventory transportation in this free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Logistic Systems' provides a clear look at the basics of supply chain management methods and practices. Prior experience in calculus, statistics, probability and linear programming, access to a spreadsheet program and permission from instructors is necessary to take this graduate-level course.

Logistics Systems: Course Specifics

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Logistics Systems: Course Description

When managing a large or small inventory, it's important to order products at the best possible cost to your organization. But remember, transportation time and storage are both costs that must be considered as well. Products that are out of stock, stuck in transit or languishing on shelves represent losses on a company's bottom line. Learn how to structure a supply chain so that you can manage it effectively and it works smoothly. This OpenCourseWare, provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, introduces students to methods used to manage logistics systems and ensure that each step of the supply chain is managed properly. Students learn about a variety of logistics systems so they can choose the one that best fits their business and their needs. Also learn about the tools and technologies that successful supply chain managers use to make their operations a success. Dr. Chris Caplice and Professor Yossi Sheffi teach this course from MIT about supply chain management trends, concepts and strategies.

Notes, lectures and study materials are available for free online. To take this free OpenCourseWare, visit the logistics systems course page.

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