Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product's flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible.

In commercesupply chain management (SCM), the management of the flow of goods and services,[2] involves the movement and storage of raw materials, of work-in-process inventory, and of finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. Interconnected or interlinked networks, channels and node businesses combine in the provision of products and services required by end customers in a supply chain.[3] Supply-chain management has been defined [4] as the "design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally. Wikipedia

In this Short course, these units will be handled;

  • Fluctuations in the Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Procurement
  • Supply Chain Distribution

NB: In order to address the need for those involved in the cold chain(vaccines) we have included a unit to handle  the basics of cold chain management

  • Cold Chain management

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