Supply Chain Management & Logistics: An introduction to Principles and Concepts
by Cranfield University
This course material is only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad.
- A business professional, from any function, can use the course as a means for reflection, identifying how the collaborative principles required within the supply chain can gain competitive advantage by increasing value and reducing costs
- Educators can use the course in a number of ways: a) as an introduction to more advance programmes b) Utilised within a course to provoke discussion. For example, a podcast or video can be viewed and group discussion or syndicate work questions set. E.g. Video XYZ discusses ABC, what are the strengths and weakness of this argument?
- Students of any discipline can use the course as an introduction to the topic providing them additional views, ideas and concepts that can be utilised and explored in more depth for assignments. Those considering specialising in the subject area of Logistics and Supply Chain management may also wish to take the course as a short pilot and introduction to see whether they really want to pursue the topic in depth.
||Supply Chain Reaction - Circular Economy: Making Supply Chains Go Round (audio)||--||21:10||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Just in Time for Lego Madness (audio)||--||19:02||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Supply Chain Strategies (audio)||--||20:10||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction: Collaboration (audio)||--||18:21||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Brexit: Don't Mention the B Word (audio)||--||25:26||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction (Special Edition) - Making Serbia More Circular - Transforming business models and supply chains (audio)||--||27:35||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Cost to Serve: How not to lose lots of money (audio)||--||20:35||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - How to Get Promoted to a Board Level Supply Role (Audio)||--||19:02||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - UK High Street Retail: Doomed to Fail (Audio)||--||20:26||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - CO2 Crisis: Will beer run out during the World Cup (Audio)||--||17:02||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Unpacking Industry 4.0 and the impact on supply chains (Audio)||--||22:36||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Internal Risks (Audio)||--||18:33||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - Resilient Supply Chains (Audio)||--||20:44||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - The KFC Crisis (Audio)||--||15:26||Free||View in iTunes|
||Supply Chain Reaction - An Introduction (Audio)||--||4:47||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||Brexit & the Supply Chain - Prof Richard Wilding OBE||--||4:13||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||Past Present & Future - Takayuki Akahodani||--||4:42||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||Past Present & Future - Lucy Harding||--||3:44||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||Past Present & Future - Simon Croom||--||3:54||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||Past Present & Future - Richard Wilding||--||3:56||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||Past Present & Future - Alan Waller||--||6:34||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||Past Present & Future - Richard Hunt||--||5:03||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||Past Present & Future - Namrata Patel||--||4:45||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||Past Present & Future - Jim Spittle||--||3:29||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||The Temple of Supply Chain Resilience||--||1:12||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||Omni Channel and Multi Channel Retailing||--||1:12||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||3Ts of highly effective supply chains||--||--||Free||View in iTunes|
|28||60 Seconds on Supply Chain Strategy||--||1:12||Free||View in iTunes|
An excellent set of tools
I've started to use these tools as a way of inspiring interest and increasing knowledge of supply chains in our organisation. It's early days but having these tools available with an inspirational professor like Richard I am sure will provoke interest and increase knowledge within my organisation. That should give us better decisions and ultimately competitive advantage.
When the Bacardi Breezer was introduced in 1996, it outsold its forecast by 5 to 1 and became a FMCG product trapped in Bacardi's slow-moving supply chain. Did the company cope? Yes, they successfully took 'drastic action'. To find out how, subscribe to this iTunes course for free and listen to the first podcast... Professor Wilding is a very experienced academic from Cranfield University (a UK centre of excellence for Supply Chain research), so I felt really confident that the course material would be high quality and I wasn't disappointed.
Using iTunes to share supply chain insights is a really interesting idea. I'm especially curious to understand whether its convenience could (a) allow busy professionals to pick up new ideas whilst travelling; (b) help people with caring responsibilities to learn at home; and (c) give much-needed educational access to audiences in the developing world. Better supply chains make the world a better place.