About this Course

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Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Skills you will gain

ForecastingMicrosoft ExcelPlanningDemand Forecasting

Learner Career Outcomes

46%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

12%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Simple Forecasting Methods, Naive Forecast and Cumulative Mean

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
So, you want to forecast demand?4m
The Naive Forecast3m
Naive Forecast Screencast3m
The Cumulative Mean2m
Cumulative Mean Screencast4m
6 readings
Is this course for me?10m
Naive Forecast Example10m
Naive Forecast Solution5m
Cumulative Mean Example10m
Cumulative Mean Solution5m
Naive Method and Cumulative Mean Quiz Instructions20m
3 practice exercises
Naive Forecast Practice Quiz10m
Cumulative Mean Practice Quiz30m
Naive Forecast and Cumulative Mean Assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Forecast Accuracy and Moving Average

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Forecast Accuracy Measures Screencast4m
Moving Average3m
Screencast on Moving Average8m
7 readings
Notes on Forecast Accuracy Measures15m
Forecast Accuracy Solution15m
Forecast Accuracy Quiz Instructions20m
Moving Average Notes10m
About Rounding10m
Moving Average Solution5m
Moving Average Quiz Instructions20m
4 practice exercises
Forecast Accuracy Practice Quiz30m
Forecast Accuracy10m
Moving Average Practice Quiz30m
Moving Average20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Exponential Smoothing and Forecast Selection

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
3 videos
Exponential Smothing Screencast6m
Selecting the Best Forecast2m
5 readings
Exponential Smoothing Notes10m
Exponential Smoothing Solution5m
Exponential Smoothing Quiz Instructions10m
Optimizing Exponential Smoothing20m
Forecasting Best Practices30m
2 practice exercises
Exponential Smoothing Practice Quiz30m
Exponential Smoothing Forecast30m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Supply Chain Planning

4 hours to complete
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Sales and Operations Planning30m

About the Supply Chain Management Specialization

This Specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the program you'll have a richer understanding of the complexities that companies are facing in today's global networked economy. The Specialization is for you, if: 1. you're looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you're working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you're fascinated by how the global economy is linked together by the flow of products, information, and finances. The Supply Chain Management Specialization is made up of four basic courses in logistics, operations, planning, and sourcing, followed by a capstone course in Supply Chain Management Strategy. The Supply Chain Logistics course will cover transportation, warehousing and inventory, and logistics network design. The Supply Chain Operations course covers techniques used to optimize flow and focuses specifically on Six Sigma quality and Lean practices. In the Supply Chain Planning course you'll master different forecasting approaches. The Supply Chain Sourcing course deals with different techniques that help you create lasting and productive supplier relationships. Finally, in the capstone course on Supply Chain Management Strategy you'll solve a real-life business case. Interested in learning advanced supply chain topics? View the Supply Chain Excellence MasterTrack™ Certificate....
Supply Chain Management

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