A recent article in CNNMoney.com asserts that there is a "scarce combination of hard and soft skills" necessary to succeed as a global supply chain manager today.
Tony Pittman, director of global procurement at Hewlett Packard, told the editorial staff at SupplyChainBrain, "From sourcing to delivery, the supply chain is now the most horizontal function in the enterprise. And any role that has such wide-ranging impact, from how money is spent to affecting the customer's experience, needs highly trained managers and workers." ["Skills for Supply Chain 2.0," 3 April 2012].
That's where the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics comes in.
Supply Chains: Driving Strategic Advantage
Every January and June, MIT CTL delivers its late-breaking supply chain and logistics education and research to executives via Supply Chains: Driving Strategic Advantage. This intensive four-day course features a comprehensive array of management simulations and case studies, interactive lectures and discussion sessions, and presentations by distinguished lecturers.
MIT CTL regularly partners with organizations to provide customized executive education experiences to individual enterprises and consortia. Custom courses give organizations the opportunity to direct intensive efforts at specific issues crucial to company goals, including business continuity strategy, scenario planning, and competitive alignment.
Custom Online Courses
We work with you to create an online learning space comprised of content from the MITx MicroMasters® in Supply Chain Management series, tailored to your organization’s needs. Choose from among the following courses: Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Fundamentals, Supply Chain Design, Supply Chain Dynamics, and Supply Chain Technology and Systems. Components of each online learning program may include videos, quick questions, and practice problems.