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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Understanding the Basics – Udemy

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What you’ll learn

  • 24 instructor lead and independent exercises and solutions, 40 quiz questions & solutions.
  • Gain an understanding of Demand and the types of demand.
  • Learn to spot the different patterns of demand.
  • Learn to forecast demand using various forecasting techniques, which is the easiest method, which method will give you the best results.
  • Understand forecast error and how to deal with it.
  • Gain an understanding of Manufacturing.
  • Learn the different manufacturing strategies and what environment is suitable for your product.
  • Learn about the Product Life Cycle and how it influences the manufacturing strategy.
  • Learn about the various manufacturing processes and layouts in relation to the product.
  • Gain an understanding of Production Planning.
  • Learn the strategies for developing a Production Plan.
  • Learn Resource Requirements Planning (RRP) to check the capacity needed for the Production Plan.
  • Gain an understanding of the Master Production Schedule and its relationship to the Production Plan.
  • Create a Master Production Schedule, understand Projected Available Balance (PAB).
  • Learn Rough Cut Capacity Planning (RCCP) to check the capacity needed for the Master Production Schedule (MPS).
  • Learn the planning tool Available-to-Promise (ATP) and its relationship to making commitments to customers.
  • Gain an understanding of Material Requirements Planning.
  • Learn about a Bill-of-Material and its importance to Material Requirements Planning.
  • Learn about Manufacturing Lead-Time.
  • Understand how MRP logic works and learn the use of lead-time Offsetting and Exploding.
  • Learn how MRP software works – understand Planning Orders, Released Orders, MRP Action Messages and MRP Exception Messages.
  • Learn Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) to check the capacity needed for the Material Requirements Plan (MRP).
  • Learn to calculate Available Capacity, Available Time, Utilization and Efficiency.
  • Learn to calculate Rated Capacity.
  • Gain an understanding of Production Activity Control.
  • Summary of Manufacturing Planning and Control.
  • Gain an understanding of Inventory.
  • Learn about Customer Service and Safety Stock.
  • Learn about a Stock-Out.
  • Learn about Inventoy Carrying Costs and Ordering Costs and their relationship.
  • Understand the Economic Order Quantity (EOQ).
  • Learn how to manage Inventory.
  • Learn ABC Analysis and Pareto’s Law (the 80/20 rule).
  • Gain an understanding of Meeting Customer Expectations.
  • Gain an understanding of Supply Chain Sustainability.

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This video course is your starting point to learn the field of Manufacturing and Supply Chain. An ingredient for an effective and efficient supply chain is gaining the knowledge and skills to take you and your organization to the next level. With this course you can strengthen your overall performance and optimize your organization’s return on investment. 

Whether you are a student wanting to learn a new field, already a Supply Chain professional needing to refresh your skills or any business professional seeking to supplement your body of knowledge, this introductory video training course is exactly what you are looking for. Unlike other courses that teach you the high level textbook theory, I will start with the basics and teach you through examples and exercises, principles which you can apply and start using immediately.

If your goal is  APICS certification, this course covers Basics of Supply Chain Management and can assist your preparation for the exam. 

Achieving excellence in managing a supply chain is essential for businesses to be successful. The challenge with globalization is that time and distance are added to supply chains which translates to more cost, complexity and risk. This as well becomes an opportunity. Successfully navigating the complexities and risks provides a competitive advantage and sets you and your organization well above the rest for continued growth and success.

Your journey towards becoming a Supply Chain Expert starts here.

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Who this course is for:

  • Anyone wanting to learn about Supply Chain.
  • Anyone looking for a career change in the Supply Chain field.
  • Anyone already in Supply Chain and looking for a quick refresher.
  • Any business professional looking to supplement their knowledge.
  • Anyone seeking APICS certification.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • Demand
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Master Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Production Activity Control
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC)
  • Inventory

10 reviews for Supply Chain Fundamentals: Understanding the Basics – Udemy

  1. Donny Phan

    Super practical. Lessons are catered towards anyone looking to find work in this industry. It felt very comprehensive and gave me a broad understanding of the programming spectrum

  2. Madhav raj Verma

    Thanks for your great effort. i am fully satisfied with this course the way you teach and your explanation are very clear ,The content you provide in your course no one can do this at this price.

  3. Sachin Gupta

    I really didn’t want to leave a low rating as Angela is a great teacher. The 1st half of this course was terrific. The 2nd half was terrible. Under the justification of “teaching students how to figure things out on their own”, pretty much all videos and all explanations were dropped. You were just told what to do, given links to documentation and told to figure it out on your own. I understand doing that to some degree, but to revert to that entirely for nearly half the content barely makes this a course. It’s just a list of things for you to learn, then you’re left on your own to learn them. The 2nd half was so bad, especially the data science component, that I didn’t bother finishing the course.

  4. Vincent Beaudet

    Amazing 40 days course.
    Angela is a great teacher.
    The other 60 days are all about web developement, interacting with web pages, on your own with little to no explanations. I did not expect that at all. I wanted to learn more about software and scripting.
    This left me disappointed , confused and i started to doubt myself. Not a fun experience after the amount of effort i’v put in this course.

    Exercices format and explanations for the first 40 days were worth it tho.

  5. Ben K

    Not just an introduction to python, but really helps you learn fundamental aspects of python and coding in general. Some parts may require some knowledge on the subject (data science comes to mind) and there is quite some web development in the course. So, a few areas were not completely to my liking (I would have liked to see it done differently), but this course deserves the 5 stars in my opinion.

  6. Omid Alikhel

    I found the method a bit difficult when a code is written and then changed back to something different, with no enough explanation of how something happened and where it came from or a step by step explanation of why something is happening, i have no doubt in the instructors talent, but we are beginners!

  7. Alica Cverdeľová

    I love this course, Angela explained it very easily and clearly from the beginning, but I loved her 1 minute final videos, which ended later: What a pity.
    BUT I felt a little disappointed now with the project Day 39/40. Where I was maximally lost, I could not come out of where to look for anything and it was poorly explained and the biggest mistake was that there were no videos with explanations, I think it was quite a complicated project where many things were used and no explanation, only the final results. And they carried a few things in the projects before, so I had her project run once and it showed her the mistake as well as me, so in that case you have to leave it at that and what else is a shame. It’s hard to do a project when you don’t see what’s going on there.
    I’m a little worried about the next few weeks, and I hope it won’t be a waste of time.

  8. Szymon Kozak

    I think that the course tutor is really good in giving right information to learn at the right time. Thanks to this fact, my understanding of coding in python after 29 days of learning is above my expectations.

  9. Begoña Ruiz Diaz

    Ha sido la mejor elección que podría haber hecho.

  10. Vaibhav Sachdeva

    I want to thank Angela for making such an amazing course. It really helped me explore more things with python.

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