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Supply Chain Management

Gain expertise in the growing field of Supply Chain Management through an innovative online programme consisting of five courses and a final capstone exam. The MicroMasters® Programme in Supply Chain from MITx is an advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Supply Chain Management. It represents the equivalent of 1 semester's worth of coursework at MIT.

The MicroMasters® Credential will showcase your understanding of supply chain analytics, design, technology, dynamics and end-to-end supply chain management. Build on the credential and take advantage of a great opportunity to be accepted into the #1 ranked supply chain management Masters Degree programme for a fraction of the cost.

The Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Programme from the prestigious Thunderbird School of Global Management includes the following courses:

Supply Chain Analytics

Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modelling, including statistics, regression, optimisation and probability – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.

Supply Chain Fundamentals

Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Design

Learn how to design and optimise the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance – part of the MITx MicroMasters® Credential in Supply Chain Management.

Supply Chain Dynamics

Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.

Supply Chain Technology and Systems

Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters® Credential.

Supply Chain Comprehensive Exam

Take the Comprehensive Exam in Supply Chain Management to earn the MITx MicroMasters® credential.

Programme Includes:

  • To apply core methodologies (probability, statistics, optimisation) used in supply chain modelling and analysis.
  • To understand and use fundamental models to make trade-offs between forecasting, inventory, and transportation.
  • To design supply chain networks as well as financial and information flows.
  • To understand how supply chains act as systems and interact.
  • How technology is used within supply chains; from fundamentals to packaged software systems. End to end supply chain management.

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No Need to Travel

27 March 2019

R15 591,00

13 Weeks

8-10 hrs effort per week/module

  • Supervised learning techniques for regression and classification
  • Unsupervised learning techniques for data modelling and analysis
  • Probabilistic versus non-probabilistic viewpoints
  • Optimisation and inference algorithms for model learning

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Maximum likelihood estimation, linear regression, least squares

Week 2: Ridge regression, bias-variance, Bayes rule, maximum a posteriori inference

Week 2: Ridge regression, bias-variance, Bayes rule, maximum a posteriori inference

Week 3: Bayesian linear regression, sparsity, subset selection for linear regression

Week 4: Nearest neighbour classification, Bayes classifiers, linear classifiers, perceptron

Week 5: Logistic regression, Laplace approximation, kernel methods, Gaussian processes

Week 6: Maximum margin, support vector machines, trees, random forests, boosting

Week 7: Clustering, k-means, EM algorithm, missing data

Week 8: Mixtures of Gaussians, matrix factorisation

Week 9: Non-negative matrix factorisation, latent factor models, PCA and variations

Week 10: Markov models, hidden Markov models

Week 11: Continuous state-space models, association analysis

Week 12: Model selection, next steps

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