About the content
Understand how new technologies can make supply chains more sustainable and learn how to deal with today's trends.
In this course you will learn why managing supply chains is important and challenging. It is a key activity for both large multi-national companies as well as for small businesses. We’ll find out how to design supply chains that meet future economic, environmental and social requirements, asking questions such as:
- How did global supply chain become what they are today?
- How can current information and communication technology (ICT) make supply chains more efficient?
- Which trends do we need to recognize and cope with?
- How can you implement sustainable supply chain innovations?
- And what impact will sensing technologies, such as the use of RFID, have on the supply chain?
We will look at examples from the food industry. Also, the building and construction supply chain will be discussed since it has a big impact. One out of three trucks is construction related so innovations applied on this chain can have a huge impact.
You’ll be encouraged to apply the knowledge you gain to your own product or industry (or a company and supply chain you’re interested in). You are invited to share your ideas for optimizing your supply chain with other learners.
Together with academics from the University of Twente and experts from industry, you’ll learn how to innovate supply chains. These instructors have vast experience in integrating ICT and extensive research in supply chain process optimization, innovation and management.
Week 1 : Introduction to supply chain innovation
Week 2 : Innovations and sustainability in supply chains
Week 3 : The role of information technology in supply chains
Week 4 : Business process management and enterprise architecture
Week 5 : Sensing in supply chain
Week 6 : Supply chains in the construction industry
- Jos Van Hillegersberg
- Hans Voordijk
- Ruth Noemi Francia Sloot
- Yvar Bosdriesz
The grand challenges the world will be facing during the coming decades will undoubtedly change the global university landscape too.
Today’s students are tomorrow’s global citizens, professionals who will contribute to finding solutions for major social issues in fields like healthcare, governance, energy and the environment. As a young and entrepreneurial university in the Netherlands, the University of Twente prepares young people for this future. It does so by offering cutting-edge, appealing and future-proof education. By being a global player in technology and social research. And by creating a thriving campus hot-spot, as an ecosystem for hundreds of spinoff companies
‘High tech, human touch’ implies that the university is continuously on the look-out for unexpected combinations of research and education, always with a view to the needs of society. Twente therefore cooperates closely with large companies, SMEs, hospitals and government organisations, throughout our own region and elsewhere.
Its unique campus in the Twente region currently welcomes 9,500 students, and employs over 3,000 scientists and professional support staff.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.