Skip to 0 minutes and 17 secondsSupply chains are all around us, yet we take them for granted. Imagine a world without water, without food, without medicine, without our homes, that would be a world without supply chains. Take an everyday occurrence like eating your breakfast-- your cereal, your milk, the bowl, your spoon. They've all got to you via a supply chain.
Skip to 0 minutes and 40 secondsThe MOOC is designed to have broad appeal. If you understand how supply chains work in practice, you'll start to look at the world differently. As a consumer, it could change how you behave. And from an organisational perspective, that kind of understanding can help to make more holistic and long-term decisions.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 secondThis MOOC is going to take you on a journey through the basic principles with different processes-- the planning, manufacturing, the logistics-- and we want to understand how these things work in practice through case studies. Some of the companies we have worked with include Robert Welch, Rype Office John Lewis, Alucast. [Radio: Chukka Umunnan] I think of supply chains as being the blood that pumps the heart in our economic system. They are such an important part of the economy. It's a six-week course, and each module will begin with a course introductory video, some core principles, and different supporting materials. Each week, we'd expect you to commit about two hours to the MOOC, digesting content.
Skip to 1 minute and 40 secondsThere's some interactive work through the discussion boards, small activities. And at the end of each week, there'll be a short quiz just to check your understanding.
Skip to 1 minute and 55 secondsWe hope that this MOOC will spark your imagination, will get you to think about the world of supply chains differently, and that help you make more informed decisions, either as an individual consumer or within your organisation.