Learn the fundamentals of making strategic supply chain decisions with digital transformation, societal and political shifts, and business model innovations including leadership skills, frameworks, and tools for championing these decisions with top management.
University: University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business
Length: 6 Weeks
Effort: 3-5 Hours Per Week
3-5 Hours Per Week
Supply chain management is the base upon which the success of all business models is built. In an era of increasing technological, societal, and political disruptions, leadership in the digital transformation of an organization’s supply chains is crucial to thriving in the rapidly changing global economy.
This course will teach you the hard and soft skills needed to harness the intertwined trends of digital technology (artificial intelligence, automation, and blockchain), societal transformation (pandemics, sustainability & inclusiveness, and virtual work), and supply chain capabilities (resiliency, transparency, and responsiveness) that provide supply chain value to your customer. You will also learn how to champion supply chain strategy in the C-suite to continuously improve your business model, leveraging data-driven decision making, collaborative scenario planning, and risk management. Special attention will be given to new business models including omnichannel, platforms, and open innovation.
Learn from the award-winning faculty of the University of Texas McCombs School of Business and Boston University’s Questrom School of Business using cutting-edge approaches such as collaborative learning projects, “management flight simulators,” and real-world industry experts’ points of view. This course will build your capabilities to bring transformative supply chain management into the C-suite.
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Wright, Jr. Centennial Professor for the Management of Innovative Technology
Edward Anderson is Wright Centennial Professor for Management of Innovative Technology at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. Anderson researches supply chain management innovation, agile product development, and performance improvement in industries including smartphones, healthcare, and the Internet of Things. He is a Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society and is the recipient of the Jay W. Forrester Research Award. He has been an editor for supply chain management, information systems, and public policy at top academic journals. He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford and his Ph.D. in management from MIT. Prior to academia, Anderson was a practicing embedded software engineer in the automotive industry. He holds six industrial patents.
Associate Professor & Dean’s Research Fellow, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Nitin R. Joglekar is on the faculty at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. His interests involve Digital Product Management Thinking (DPMT), agility and machine learning techniques in data products and innovation processes, and digitization of production and supply chain processes. He was the founding director of his schools’ online micro-master’s programs in Digital Leadership and Product Management. His consults and conducts funded research in the energy, healthcare, IT and high technology sectors. Prior to his academic career, he has overseen product management and supply chain functions at established firms and founded a venture capital backed software startup. He has served as an NSF expert panelist, and as a research lead on advanced manufacturing, supply chain and design issues for the World Economic Forum. He has been an editor for entrepreneurship, innovation, public policy and technology management departments at top journals.