Essentials of Supply Chain Management

Ready to explore the essentials of supply chain management? From learning the steps to execute a successful product launch, to reviewing the components of performance management, our new entry level eLearning modules are the perfect fit for those just starting out – or still building foundational skills – in supply chain management.

Including various examples and scenarios, along with interactive tools, embedded videos, and brief knowledge checks, these six (6) modules – available in both English and Spanish – can be taken independently, or all together, depending on your specific needs. Each eLearning takes approximately 30-60 minutes to complete, and modules are available for 60 days after registration.

To help you get started, the first module (i.e., Module 1 – Overview) is available for free to both AIAG members and non-members. As this module is required to ensure your understanding of additional content, please be sure to start with Module 1.

Essentials of Supply Chain Management

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Overview of Automotive Supply Chain

How do you get 30,000 vehicle parts to arrive on time?

  • Supply chain (SC) complexity
  • Hear from OEM executives
  • Learn SC key terms
  • Module 1 is free for everyone
  Start Module 1

Strategic Planning

How do you mitigate supply chain risks?

  • Contingency planning
  • Build a risk management program
  • Utilization of advanced technologies
  Get Module 2

Program Planning

How do you execute a successful product launch?

  • New product development
  • Capacity planning and constraint management
  • Packaging design
  • Service parts
  Get Module 3

Operationial Planning

How do you successfully manage production scheduling?

  • Understand lead times
  • Build production schedules
  • Effective management of material requirements
  Get Module 4

Operational Control

How do you manage day-to-day operations?

  • Transportation management
  • Inventory management
  • EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
  • Work instruction sheets
  Get Module 5

Performance Management

How do you ensure continued operational excellence?

  • Supplier scorecard
  • Measurable KPIs (Key Performance Indicators)
  • Continuous improvement
  • (Spanish version coming soon!)
  Get Module 6