Students are introduced to the methodology, tools, and best practices associated with supply chain network optimization. The course incorporates hands-on training with a leading commercial optimization software package. A holistic view is emphasized – balancing methodology, business goals, and the capabilities of software enablers. Structuring and exercising models to analyze tradeoffs between cost, service, capacity, and carbon emissions is central to the course.
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Who Should Attend
Operations managers of traffic, transportation, and/or warehousing
Supply chain engineers and analysts
Industrial engineers and systems analysts
Supply chain and logistics consultants
Transportation managers and engineers
Import/Export analysts, supervisors, managers
Compliance analysts, supervisors, managers
How You Will Benefit
Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of:
How to define a supply chain challenge in terms of an optimization model
The capabilities and limitations of commercial supply chain optimization software
Data required to support the building of a network model
Best practices in managing data collection, cleansing, and validation
Best practices in managing a network strategy project
Differentiating types of network optimization projects and how the types relate to model structure
Configuring and running and optimization model in a commercial software package
The components of network optimization methodology including: defining, configuring, validating, executing, and summarizing
Best practices in product group definition
Introduction to supply chain optimization: types, tools, relation to business goals, overview of methodology
Best practices in project management and data management
Hands-on lab: acclimation to software and defining nodes
Optimization model building methodology and best practices
Developing and defining cost components – facilities, transportation, inventory
Hands-on lab: building lanes, costs, capacities
Defining and managing scenarios
Scenario output and review
Incorporating external analysis
Hands-on lab: exercising the model and evaluating output
For Course-Related Questions
Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown
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