Supply Chains for Manufacturing: Capacity Analytics (edX)

Supply Chains for Manufacturing: Capacity Analytics is online course offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX.

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Supply Chains for Manufacturing: Capacity Analytics (edX)


As part of the Principles of Manufacturing Micro-Masters program, this course focuses on decision making for system design, as it arises in manufacturing systems and supply chains.

You will learn about frameworks and models for structuring key system design issues and trade-offs that arise in today’s supply chains and manufacturing systems.

The course will also cover various models, methods and software tools for decision support for:

  • Logistics network design
  • Capacity planning and flexibility
  • Make-buy
  • Supply chain contracting
  • Supply chain risk mitigation

You will learn through industry applications and cases to illustrate concepts and challenges. This course should be taken in sequence following Supply Chains and Manufacturing Systems: Planning.

Develop the engineering and management skills needed for competence and competitiveness in today’s manufacturing industry with the Principles of Manufacturing Micro-Masters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-ranked Mechanical Engineering department in the world. Learners who pass the 8 courses in the program will earn the Micro-Masters Credential and qualify to apply to gain credit towards MIT’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing & Design program.


Stephen Graves

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