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Supply Chain Analytics

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Supply Chain Fundamentals

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Supply Chain Design

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Supply Chain Dynamics

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Supply Chain Technology and Systems

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Supply Chain Comprehensive Exam

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Program overview

Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online program consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of one semester’s worth of coursework at MIT.

The MicroMasters® program certificate will showcase your understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. Build on the program certificate and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked supply chain management Masters Degree program for a fraction of the cost.

 

What you will learn

  • To apply core methodologies (probability, statistics, optimization) used in supply chain modeling and analysis.
  • To understand and use fundamental models to make trade-offs between forecasting, inventory, and transportation.
  • To design supply chain networks as well as financial and information flows.
  • To understand how supply chains act as systems and interact.
  • How technology is used within supply chains from fundamentals to packaged software systems.
  • End to end supply chain management.

Program Class List

1
Supply Chain Analytics

Course Details
Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modeling, including statistics, regression, optimization and probability ​- part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential

2
Supply Chain Fundamentals

Course Details
Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.

3
Supply Chain Design

Course Details
Learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance ​– part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management​.

4
Supply Chain Dynamics

Course Details
Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain - ​part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.

5
Supply Chain Technology and Systems

Course Details
Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications – ​part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.

6
Supply Chain Comprehensive Exam

Course Details
Take the Comprehensive Exam in Supply Chain Management to earn the MITx MicroMasters® credential.

Meet Your Instructors

Yossi Sheffi

Faculty at MIT
Dr. Sheffi is a former director of MIT's Engineering Systems Division, and holds a dual appointment at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Engineering Systems Division. He is an expert in systems optimization, risk analysis and supply chain management, which are the subjects he teaches and researches at MIT. He is the author of dozens of scientific publications and three books. Outside the university, Professor Sheffi is an active entrepreneur, having founded five successful companies, and a sought-after speaker in corporate and professional events. He obtained his B.Sc. from the Technion in Israel in 1975, his S.M. from MIT in 1977, and Ph.D. from MIT in 1978.

Jarrod Goentzel

Lecturer, Supply Chain Management at MIT
Dr. Goentzel is founder and director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab in the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. His research focuses on meeting human needs in resource-constrained settings through better supply chain management, information systems and decision support technology. Dr. Goentzel has created graduate-level courses in humanitarian logistics, international operations and supply chain finance, and has extensive experience using simulation games to build intuition and leadership skills. Dr. Goentzel received a Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in applied mathematics from Colorado State University, and a B.A. in mathematics from Tabor College with studies at the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary).

Christopher Cassa

Lecturer, Supply Chain Management Program at MIT Christopher Cassa, PhD, is a Lecturer in Supply Chain Management at MIT, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Cassa has served as a lecturer of data analytics and software engineering subjects at MIT for 10 years. His research laboratory conducts predictive analytics research in the assessment of genomic variants. This application draws on “big data” approaches to enable unprecedented extraction of information from existing information sources.

Chris Caplice

Director, MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management at MIT
Dr. Caplice has been teaching logistics and supply chain management at MIT for over a decade. He is also responsible for the planning and management of the research, education, and corporate outreach programs for the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics as well as MIT’s Global SCALE Network. He is also the Chief Scientist for Chainalytics, a leading analytical supply chain consulting firm. He received a Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 in Transportation and Logistics Systems, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).

James Blayney Rice

Deputy Director, CTL at MIT
Jim Rice joined the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) in 1995 and he was appointed as the Deputy Director of the Center in 2007. In this capacity he oversees several research and outreach programs, CTL Executive Education Programs and outreach marketing activities. As part of these roles, Jim works with industry sponsors to develop research projects and educational and knowledge sharing events for the sponsors. He is also a Lecturer in the Supply Chain Management program teaching Supply Chain Finance. Prior to joining MIT, Jim managed manufacturing and distribution operations at Procter & Gamble, and served as a sales and market manager at General Electric Company. Jim earned his MBA in Operations and Finance from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Bruce Arntzen

Executive Director, Supply Chain Management Program at MIT Dr. Arntzen is the Executive Director, MIT Supply Chain Management Program where he oversees the SCM curriculum, student admissions, faculty selection, and student job placement. He serves as the faculty advisor, oversees Master’s theses, and teaches the course “Global Supply Chain Management.” As a Research Director he leads the MIT Hi-Viz Supply Chain project which is developing automated board-ready visualizations of the supply chain and its critical risk pathways. Dr. Arntzen founded two supply chain consulting firms, lead industrial engineering and operations planning groups at Digital Equipment Corp., performed operations management consulting at Arthur D. Little, Inc., and served as an economic analyst at The World Bank in Washington, DC. An expert on Supply Chain Risk Management and International Supply Chain Operations, he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences including CSCMP, WERC, APICS, OIA, and INFORMS. He has thrice served as the President of the New England Chapter of CSCMP. Dr. Arntzen holds a BA and BS from Bucknell University, an MSE from Johns Hopkins, and a PhD from MIT.

Eva Ponce

Executive Director, MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management at MIT Eva Ponce, PhD, is a Research Associate at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. Her current research focus is the design of urban distribution models (freight deliveries) with special focus on omni-channel distribution strategies. She also leads research initiatives on Reverse Logistics and Closed-Loop Supply Chains. Dr. Ponce has over fifteen years of experience in teaching and research in supply chain management and quantitative models for industrial engineering. In 2008, she received her tenure as an Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics at the School of Industrial Engineering of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

Alexis Bateman

Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters® Program in Supply Chain Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Duration

12 Weeks

Learning Partner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Program

Supply Chain Management

Program Type

MicroMasters®
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