Skip to 0 minutes and 6 secondsJOS VAN HILLEGERSBERG: Supply chains consist of all the activities needed to produce and distribute products to the end consumer. Increasingly, also, the reuse and returns of products, and the actual use of products, is important. Supply chains consist of many organisations, often crossing multiple country borders. As such, supply chains can be highly complex. Global trends, such as growing population, scarcity of energy, scarcity of raw materials, new consumer demands, new regulations, they all ask to reorganise our supply chains. Fortunately, we have a lot of technologies now that allow us to innovate our supply chains and to make them more sustainable. This free online course is about making supply chains more sustainable, using new technologies. My name is Jos van Hillegersberg.
Skip to 0 minutes and 58 secondsI'm a professor at the University of Twente. We work together with industry and partner knowledge institutions around the world to research new ways of organising supply chains. Our state of the art research in information technology and business are facilities, such as the design lab, entrepreneurial campus, and business and science park, and close links to industry allow us to pioneer innovations in supply chains. In this course, we will learn about what supply chains are, what the challenges are, and how we can use new technologies to make supply chains more sustainable. We will look at case studies from different industries, such as construction and the food industry and learn from these examples.
Skip to 1 minute and 47 seconds After following this course, you will have a better understanding of the supply chain concepts and the ways in which new technologies can help us to innovate supply chains. I invite you to join this course and hope you will join us to become an innovator in achieving more sustainable supply chains around the world.