Fundamentals of Supply Planning

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About the Course

Supply chain planning is the common planning process among entities in a supply chain. This course explores how the key components of supply planning integrate with other supply chain planning processes.

Course Description

In today’s global economy, virtually all products purchased by consumers contain materials and components that were manufactured, processed, or assembled in multiple countries. This has increased supply chain complexity and forced organizations to develop enhanced capabilities in logistics and supply chain management. Concepts such as inventory planning, distribution network design, and manufacturing approach have a significant impact on customer service and company costs. Progressive organizations have realized the enormous importance of supply planning processes and are leveraging them to gain a competitive advantage.

This course will provide an overview of the inputs, outputs, and performance measures associated with the processes of supply planning, illustrated with examples from different industries.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the concept of supply planning.
  • Identify factors that affect inventory levels at different locations in the supply chain.
  • Describe how finished goods inventory can be deployed and replenished in a supply chain.
  • Describe how manufacturing sourcing plans are created in support of distribution needs.