Digitizing the Supply Chain

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15 Days


Cinnova Academy
The Center For Innovation and Sustainability

Digitizing supply chains is a trend that continues to grow. The purpose of this course is to   introduce you to some of the important key success factors of digital supply chains and show how the digitization trends are affecting supply chains and highlight some key benefits and challenges associated with such development. This course also examines the impact of digitizing supply chains over the main lean manufacturing tools and the seven common manufacturing wastes. The course will help to improve efficiency in the supply chain by digitalizing main process and visibility contributing to make lean manufacturing tools more effective. Also, students will understand the difference between the process of digitize and digitalization of supply chains. At the end of this course the students will know how digital supply chains can help organizations to tackle the seven types of manufacturing wastes, gain flexibility, improve efficiency and sustainability of the supply chains.

The course of Digitizing the Supply Chain is designed to provide high level of specialization to manage supply chain digitizing process, that has the aim to improve efficiency by enhancing visibility and flexibility of the supply chain by using latest digital technologies. At the same time the student will be able to help business to be more responsive, tackle costumer needs and demands furthermore, the course will help industries to reduce supply chain risks and achieve sustainability.


Course Length: 4 weeks

Modality: Online

  • Understand concepts and latest trends of digitalization in supply chains
  • Know how new Information technologies improve supply chain visibility and efficiency.
  • Understand how digitalization Makes the Supply Chain More Efficient, Agile, and Customer-Focused.
  • Understand benefits and challenges of supply chain digitalization
  • Operations managers
  • Logistic managers
  • Sales managers
  • Procurement managers
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Any person interested on supply chain innovation

Module 1: Introduction to supply chain digitize and digitalization

Module 2: Frameworks to improve supply chain Visibility

Module 3: Supply chain transformation “Industry 4.0”

Module 4: Impact of Digitalization on lean manufacturing and the manufacturing wastes

Basic knowledge on logistic and supply chain management

Basic knowledge on IT and E-business technologies

Is financial aid available?

Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the “Enroll” button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You’ll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

Is this program really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?

This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.


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