By completing the MITx MicroMasters® program in supply chain management, you will be granted 12 credit hours in the Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management program, fulfilling the requirements of SCM 502, SCM 541, SCM 532, and SCM 515. Credits are granted and transferred in upon admission into ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business.

Course descriptions

Contemporary management issues, including environmental, project, and supply chain management; new product development; quality control; TQM.

Critical issues for customer perception of supply chain performance, including inventory planning, transportation, warehousing, information technology, and integrated logistics service.

Strategic design and development of supply chains. Focus on cost-management tools applied to supply chain design and supplier management.

Decision modeling approaches for supply chain management such as optimization, simulation, and decision analysis. Emphasizes spreadsheet-oriented approaches.

Applies the principles, philosophies, and processes of supply management to the purchasing management process on a global basis and to facilitate the continuous improvement of the purchasing management system.

Selecting, developing, and executing appropriate sourcing strategies and processes.

Synthesizes learnings from previous courses and applies this learning to specific issues that have a major global logistics component.

Managing the conversion of raw materials to finished goods, including scheduling, work-in-process inventory management, and postponement/customization..

Planning, scheduling, and controlling of projects in R&D, manufacturing, construction, and services. Project selection, financial considerations, and resource management.

Describes technology hotspot analysis and lifecycle assessment, as well as various models of technology forecasting and diffusion. Additional focus on consumer products and services, and the social and environmental impacts of the organizations that provide them.

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