With the rapid pace of technological advancement and the ever-changing trends that impact supply changing businesses, industry professionals must constantly evolve their knowledge base and stay informed. MOOCs, or Massively Open Online Courses have made free online learning from some of the world’s most prestigious educational institutions available to all, from the comfort of your laptop, and, best of all, at no cost!  

These free online courses for supply chain professionals will remind you of the fundamentals and inspire you to think big about what you can do to have a positive impact on your business. Whether you’re looking to boost your career or you’re seeking ways to grow your own supply chain business, you’ll find what you’re looking for in these online logistics courses!

 

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Sustainable Urban Freight Transport: A Global Perspective

Delft University of Technology via edX

This 5-week online course explores the inner-workings of city logistics as instructors share their real-world experience and case studies from the private industry and the public sector. If you’re a freight forwarder, 3PL, courier, or other supply chain professional interested in increasing your skills and knowledge about urban logistics and transport systems while networking with like-minded professional peers, you’re sure to benefit from this course.

 

Supply Chain Fundamentals

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via edX 

Have you ever dreamed of studying at a prestigious school like MIT? Here’s your chance to learn from some of the top teachers in the country - for free! Whether you’re just getting started in the supply chain industry and want a strong foundation of the basics or you’re an experienced professional looking to further your skills, the Supply Chain Fundamentals course will be a great investment of your time. The instructors share actionable, practical tools that can be put to use to boost performance and reduce the total cost of a supply chain. The course also covers mathematical models that can be used to illustrate the underlying concepts involved in both intra- and inter-company logistics operations.

 

Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

University of Twente via FutureLearn

Sustainability and reducing the carbon footprint of our actions are on everyone’s mind these days. In the supply chain industry, we are uniquely positioned to have a massive positive impact on the planet if we make conscious choices to shift to greener, more sustainable methods. In this free online course, you’ll gain valuable knowledge about modern trends in global and sustainable supply chain innovation and learn about how technology such as supply chain software can be put to best use in modernizing and ultimately improving the supply chain. 

 

Supply Chain Analytics

Rutgers University via Coursera

As the old adage goes, “you can’t manage what you don’t measure.” By reviewing real-life case studies, you’ll learn how to assess the impact of various strategies at every point in the supply chain. You’ll gain actionable insights that you can use to improve your business, lower costs, boost productivity, and deliver a better overall customer experience. You’ll learn about what key data you need to gather and analyze in order to better understand your supply chain business and uncover areas of key growth opportunity. 

 

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