This course is part of the edX Professional Certificate program Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), offered by ISCEA. This course prepares you for the ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Exam on edX and is a requirement for becoming ISCEA certified. To become an ISCEA Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), you must complete all three preparatory courses and successfully pass the CSCA Exam.
Every fortune 500 company relies on their supply chain to keep goods and services flowing into the marketplace, but supply chain processes are only as good as the people who keep them running. Certified supply chain professionals that truly understand the relationship between a company's competitive advantage and its supply chain strategy are getting the best employment opportunities.
This course is designed to introduce foundational supply chain topics that are relevant to make both strategic and tactical decisions. Strategic decisions covered in the course are the ones required to achieve a fit between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy. Tactical decisions covered, are the ones aimed to develop a plan to balance demand with supply.
It all starts with the management of supply chain flows and the linkages between financial and operational measures. Next a supply chain strategy is developed around a competitive strategy considering both efficiency and responsiveness. And finally, the essentials of forecasting are covered in the context of demand management and sales and operations planning - S&OP.
The course is part of the ISCEA CSCA - Certified Supply Chain Analyst - Internationally Recognized Certificate.
ISCEA, the international supply chain education alliance was the first organization on the globe certifying supply chain managers, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for Supply Chain career validation with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries
CSCA01.1 Supply Chain Overview
CSCA01.1.1 Supply chain essentials
CSCA01.1.2 Financial performance
CSCA01.1.3 Strategic fit
CSCA01.2.1 Introduction to strategy
CSCA01.2.2 Consistency between competitive strategy and functional strategies
CSCA01.2.3 Aligning processes with strategy
CSCA01.3 Framework for discussion
CSCA01.3.1 Sources of costs and revenues
CSCA01.3.2 Logistic decisions
CSCA01.3.3 Cross functional decisions
CSCA01.4 Fundamental Issues
CSCA01.4.1 Introduction to Sales and Operations Planning
CSCA01.4.3 Introduction to Supply Management
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