Supply Chain and Logistics Fundamentals

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Course Date: 30 September 2014 to 16 December 2014 (11 weeks)

Price: free

Course Summary

SC1x is an introduction to the fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives.

Course Instructors

Chris Caplice

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 the founder of the MIT FreightLab – a research initiative that focuses on improving the way freight transportation is designed, procured, and managed. Prior to joining MIT, Dr. Caplice held senior management positions in supply chain consulting, product development, and professional services at several companies to include, SABRE, and PTCG. He is also the Chief Scientist for Chainalytics, a leading analytical supply chain consulting firm. Dr. Caplice served five years in the Army Corps of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain. 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).

Course Description

Companies worldwide are leveraging supply chain management to create and maintain a strategic competitive advantage. This trend, in turn, is fueling a growing demand for supply chain professionals. This course is the first of three in the Supply Chain Management XSeries that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field.

Course Prerequisites

Students should be familiar with basic undergraduate probability, statistics, and calculus.

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