The UT is currently working on the second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Supply Chain Innovation”. The MOOC will be launched on 11 January 2016. This form of online education gives the UT the opportunity to share Twente knowledge and specializations with a global audience.
On 11 January 2016 the University of Twente will launch the online course Supply Chain Innovation. As part of this free course, participants from all over the world will learn how they can improve the chain they are working in with relatively easy means, as well as make it more sustainable. Key themes of the course are today’s supply chain practice, the latest academic knowledge and relevant innovations from the field of ICT. Innovating supply chains requires out-of-the-box thinking. The boundaries between disciplines, departments, companies and countries need to be overcome in order to improve the chain. The course therefore focuses on professionals and students who want to look beyond disciplines such as production, distribution, marketing and finance. Participants of the MOOC gain insight into the network of activities from production to customer. This supply chain perspective is where the most opportunities for innovation can be found.
The online course Supply Chain Innovation will start on January 11th, 2016, lasts six weeks and requires an investment of a few hours each week. The course also offers many opportunities for people who desire to delve deeper and learn more on specific subjects. Furthermore, the course platform encourages discussion among the global community of learners. What makes the University of Twente's online course on supply chains unique is that it is very accessible, even though it discusses the latest academic insights and ICT innovations. In addition, the course strongly focuses on practice, which ensures that participants can immediately implement the things they learn. The course is designed by scientists from various disciplines at the University of Twente and experts from the corporate sector. Important contributors include supply chain professionals from Unilever, logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel and GS1 (the international organization responsible for standards such as the bar code).
You can register for the course at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/supply-chain-innovation
Wytze Koopal, Jordy van Zandwijk