Supply Chain Technology & Systems

Provided by: edX

Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications - ?part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential. We will start with the introduction of fundamental concepts that are used in all software tools. We will cover IT fundamentals, including project management and software processes, data modeling, UML, relational databases and SQL. We will also introduce Internet technologies, such as XML, web services, and service-oriented architectures. No prior programming experience required. We will then provide an overview of the main types of supply chain software including ERP, WMS, and TMS systems. We will describe their main functionality, how they work, how they are used, their architecture, data flows, and how they are organized into modules. We will also cover the software selection process and how software upgrade and implementation projects should be organized and managed.

Course Objectives:

  • Fundamental IT concepts
  • Supply Chain Management systems
  • Analysis of data from supply chain systems.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for professionals in the Manufacturing field: in a process improvement role handling operations & logistics / preparing for an operations mangement career / currently holding a senior management position.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations teams, 1st level supervisor, Leadership

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

160 hrs


Audit Free

Certification is paid for $ 299.00 ; Full financial aid available for certification