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Information Technology for the Supply Chain  

This course is intended for the non-IT logistics professional who wants to get a general understanding of how technology is used to support supply chain needs. Fundamental technology concepts will be reviewed along with how these components are used to contribute to effective supply chain management. The course will review the supply chain data and technology that can manage inbound material moves through outbound distribution and final delivery to the end consumer. The course will also review reverse logistics technology and services. Focus areas will include discussions on RFID technology, EDI messaging, and how the Cloud can be used in supply chain services.

Learning Objectives Include

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the composition of supply chain information flows and how electronic data interchange(EDI) and other forms of messaging supports physical material flows
  • Understand the composition of execution systems in the supply chain, focusing on
    • Warehouse systems and automation
    • Transportation, load planning, dispatching and carrier management systems
    • Freight management systems, track and trace technologies
    • E-commerce solutions and emerging trends
  • Review the capabilities and complexities of event management and disruption management
  • BI - understand business intelligence and why it is essential for the supply chain
  • Technology tools - realize the expanded role and capabilities of RFID, the cloud open systems, geo-fencing, mobile devices and other web-based technologies
  • Raise awareness of the latest supply chain tools, challenges & benefits

Walk away with a deeper understanding of how technology can be leveraged to improve the supply chain

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for logistics students or professionals, but can also be of interest to IT students or professionals interested in logistics. This course is not recommended for experienced IT logistics professionals.


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