The Digital Economy: Effective Supply Chain Management
In this online course from The Open University you will learn about:
- Supply Chain Management
- Competitive Advantage
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Duration: 4 weeks
Weekly study: 3 hours
This course is part of The Digital Economy program, which will enable you to thrive in the digital economy. As well as earn 15 credits towards an MBA.
Create value with your supply chain
Goods as well as services reach end users through increasingly intricate channels. Involving people as well as processes all over the world, supported by advancing technology.
Understanding the key relationships in these supply chains can help you cut costs. As well as boost performance and create more value for customers.
This online course will equip you with a critical appreciation of the way supply chains work, as well as how to make them work better.
Whether you are a sole trader, in a small to medium-sized organisation, or work for a large firm. You will find out how the supply chain is changing in the digital era.
What topics will you cover?
- What supply chain management is as well as why it is important.
- The distinct processes that make up a digital supply chain.
- How risk is assessed in the digital supply chain.
- How organisations are using the supply chain to gain a competitive advantage.
- Competitive advantage in the digital supply chain.
- How supply chain management fits with the company’s strategy.
- The future of supply chain management.
IMPORTANT! If you are aiming to use your study of courses in the Digital Economy program to obtain academic credit, please be aware that the final planned presentation of the Open University Assessment Course BXM871 Managing in the Digital Economy starts July 2020. Please ensure that you allow yourself enough time to obtain all four Certificates of Achievement from courses in the program before registering for the Assessment Course.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
Identify as well as understand the impact of the digital economy on structure as well as function of a supply chain, recognising opportunities to reduce cost as well as create value in your own professional context.
Improve your analytical as well as prioritising skills.
Demonstrate as well as recognising the impact of the digital economy when taking an informed approach to decisions such as outsourcing as well as quality management.
Develop your ethical awareness as a manager.
This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the effect the digital era is having on supply chains, customers as well as other stakeholders. No previous experience of studying supply chain management is required, but some basic knowledge of how businesses work would be beneficial.
Find further information about OU registration, the assessment module as well as MBA in the entry requirements.
What do people say about this course?
“Thanks for this course! The lectures on this course are interesting and academically stimulating. I got more insight on the topic of digital supply chain management, its development & strategy through the success stories of Whitbread & TWSU etc”.
Suk Yee Lee
Who will you learn with?
Who developed the course?
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
Learn to make smart financial decisions.
In this short course you will learn how to:
- Follow a budget
- Use credit wisely
- Set short and long-term financial goals
- Manage your credit score
Improve your computer skills, becoming faster and smarter on the computer.In this short course you will learn how to:
- Understand the principles of responsible digital citizenship
- Conduct online research
- Correctly organise your files
- Protect your online personal information
- Move beyond the basics of computer proficiency
- Cash Management
- Funding strategies
- Different types of finance
- Using Finance
- Project Management
- Risk Management
- Information and Communications
- Operations Management
- Analysing social and digital media
- Developing a research plan
- Market research
- Social media data
- Earned media
- Social media listening and monitoring
- Social media analytics
- Google Spreadsheets
- Paid media
- Social media
- Advertising returns on investment
- Google tracking and analytics
- Interpersonal skills
- Online communication
- Digital networking
- Customer insights
- Relationship marketing
- Digital marketing
- Customer engagement
- Financial planning
- Financial decision making
- Insurance products
- Belief construction
- Logical and critical thinking
- Types of arguments
- Effective thinking
- Taking your course online - LIVE DEMO
- Leading change: implementing prescribed teaching and learning guidelines in online teaching for TVET colleges
- Growing student reach through digital marketing
- Improving student retention and success