Professor and supply chain expert Eddie Davila provides a primer on supply chain management.
- Why do companies care about supply chain management? Why should you care about supply chain management? You know that food is always at the grocery store, and clothing at the department store. But how did those items get there? And who's making sure those items are there every single day? This is the job of a supply chain manager. My name is Eddie Davila. And I've been teaching writing and consulting in the field of supply chain management for over 10 years.
In this course, I want to share with you the fundamentals of supply chain management. From how companies choose and manage suppliers to how companies turn supplies into things consumers want. And then, we'll see how companies get those finished goods into the hands of the people that want them. Many people think that building a great supply chain is all about cutting costs. It's really about developing supplier relationships, and building reliable business processes that keep customers happy and wanting more.
So, let's get started.
- What is supply chain management?
- Working with SCM in different industries
- Developing good relationships with buyers and suppliers
- Manufacturing products
- Delivering products
- Integrating the entire supply chain
- Creating ethical and sustainable supply chains