Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Class on Supply Chain Management

Published Jan 21, 2009

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Students discover the importance of having an effective supply chain in place and how to make it effective in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design' teaches students about the uses of supply chains, potential problems with product distribution and ways to resolve logistical issues. The course has no prerequisites. Students usually take this course to earn their Master of Business Administration.

Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design: Course Specifics

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Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design: Course Description

Master of Business Administration students take this course to learn how to design an effective supply chain that is useful, predictable and simple. Students learn from various scenarios to set up a supply chain that works for every plant and supplies the product. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA, offers this course about designing effective manufacturing systems and supply chains. Students learn how to evaluate supply and demand determine how much inventory is required. This free course helps students develop the ability to respond to possible changes in demand. Students also learn about various systems decision issues and proposes changes and possible solutions to rectify them. MIT Professors Stephen Graves and David Simchi-Levi teach this course about problems in manufacturing systems and supply chain designs.

Lectures and notes for this class are free to download online. Some case studies and sample assignments are also available online. To learn more or to take the class, visit the manufacturing system and supply chain design course page.

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