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Supply Chain Logistics Management


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Full course description

Self Paced 30 Hours Digital Badge $990


Course Overview

This course introduces the elements of a well-designed logistics system, examines forecasting and inventory management tools that aid in developing this system, explores costs and trade-offs in planning and managing a logistics system, and touches on lean logistics in logistics systems. 

What topics will be covered

  • Recognize and differentiate between different logistics network planning decisions.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of logistics network components in terms of location, roles, providers, and flows.

  • Analyze a company’s decision to use a given supply logistics service provider.

  • Analyze and evaluate the service capabilities of transportation operations to facilitate appropriate selection

  • Describe the role of forecasting for different time horizons and identify some fundamental truisms regarding forecasting.

  • Define characteristics of 'demand over time' used in operational forecasting.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the EOQ model and related calculations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how demand uncertainty affects safety stock and the EOQ model.














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Professor Srimathy Mohan

Srimathy Mohan has a Ph.D. from the University of Montreal. She joined ASU in 1999. Her primary research interests include planning and scheduling problems in healthcare, information and production supply chains. Specifically, she is working on operating room scheduling, capacity planning of web servers and production scheduling with setup times. Her secondary research interests include logistics and routing problems. She is interested in the optimal allocation and scheduling of resources in humanitarian logistics networks. These research projects have resulted in doctoral dissertations and master’s theses. Her research has been published in a variety of journals, including Management Science, Transportation Science, Decision Sciences, Interfaces, Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Research, European Journal of Operational Research, and INFORMS Journal on Computing.



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To earn the Executive certificate you must finish all three courses with a finale score of 80% or greater. The course provides approximately 30 hours of content. Participants have up to one year from the purchase date to complete this course.  This course is worth 3 continuing education credits.