Course

Technology Impacts in the Supply Chain


Supply chain leaders throughout the world agree that technology is advancing more rapidly than ever. This course discusses the technology cycle and how it has impacted the supply chain in recent decades. This includes the use of ERPs for inventory management, procurement, and customer relationship management. In the future, technology will continue to increase efficiency through the use of tools like RFID, warehouse robotics, and even drone delivery. Knowledge of available technology is imperative for supply chain managers.

It is highly recommended that students take "Evolving Role of Supply Chain Manager" as the first course prior to taking this course.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of the rapid advancement of technology in the supply chain
  • Identify various IT systems used throughout the supply chain
  • Evaluate leading technologies and their potential impact to an organization


Topics Covered
  • Introduction to technology in the supply chain
  • The technology cycle
  • Integrating technology into the supply chain
  • Applied technologies, Internet of Things
  • Evaluation of emerging technologies
  • Assessing risks in technology
  • Technology in the future
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