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Specialization
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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Skills you will gain

ForecastingMicrosoft ExcelPlanningDemand Forecasting
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Greek

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Simple Forecasting Methods, Naive Forecast and Cumulative Mean

Welcome to the exciting world of planning! This module introduces you to the professor who is teaching the courses in the Supply Chain Management Specialization. You will also construct forecasting models that enable you to predict future demand. By the end of this short module, you'll know what to expect in the course and hopefully be as excited to learn about Supply Chain Planning as I will be to teach you.In this module learners will review two simple forecasting methods, the naive method and the cumulative mean. Finally, you will create forecasts of your own based on a data set and provide the correct answers in the quiz....
Reading
6 videos (Total 21 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
Video6 videos
So, you want to forecast demand?4m
The Naive Forecast3m
Naive Forecast Screencast3m
The Cumulative Mean2m
Cumulative Mean Screencast4m
Reading6 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
Quiz3 practice exercises
Naive Forecast Practice Quiz10m
Cumulative Mean Practice Quiz6m
Naive Forecast and Cumulative Mean Assessment20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Forecast Accuracy and Moving Average

In this module, learners will cover two more sophisticated forecasting methods, the moving average and exponential smoothing....
Reading
4 videos (Total 21 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
Video4 videos
Forecast Accuracy Measures Screencast4m
Moving Average3m
Screencast on Moving Average8m
Reading7 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
Quiz4 practice exercises
Forecast Accuracy Practice Quiz10m
Forecast Accuracy10m
Moving Average Practice Quiz10m
Moving Average20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Exponential Smoothing and Forecast Selection

In this module, you will master one more forecasting method - exponential smoothing. In addition, you will learn how to pick the best forecasting approach and what to do with the forecast once it is implemented....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings, 3 quizzes
Video3 videos
Exponential Smothing Screencast6m
Selecting the Best Forecast2m
Reading5 readings
Exponential Smoothing Notes10m
Exponential Smoothing Solution5m
Exponential Smoothing Quiz Instructions10m
Optimizing Exponential Smoothing20m
Forecasting Best Practices30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Exponential Smoothing Practice Quiz10m
Exponential Smoothing Forecast20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Supply Chain Planning

In this module you will put your new forecasting skills to the test. You will analyze a real-life dataset and make recommendations on the different forecasting methods....
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Reading1 reading
Sales and Operations Planning30m
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By JHMar 21st 2017

Great course: concepts well explained, thought-provoking assignments that applies concepts, broaden exposure to the topic itself as well as how it connects to the other components of Supply Chain.

By MSDec 16th 2016

I extend my thanks to all of the shares in our construction out of this session, learn and thanks go to coursera site, which allowed us to this effort, which is not privy that we shall return

Instructor

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Rudolf Leuschner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Supply Chain Management

About Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

About the Supply Chain Management Specialization

This specialization is an introduction to the fascinating world of Supply Chain Management. When you complete the Supply Chain Management Specialization you will 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 are looking to start a career in Supply Chain Management, but lack the basic background; 2. you are working with people in Supply Chain Management and want to understand their daily challenges better; 3. you are 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 will 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 will solve a real-life business case. Join me as we enter the exciting field of Supply Chain Management!...
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