Logistics for Management Consultants - a practical guide

Learn to analyze, optimize logistics as a management consultant during consulting project on the basis of cases provided
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Instructed by Asen Gyczew Business / Operations
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  • Lectures 25
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 42 mins
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

The course is designed to turn you into efficient and fast business consultant

If you are a business / management consultant you probably have already noticed that it is very important to be efficient during projects, especially if you have to work 10-15 hours a day, 7 days a week. I know exactly the pain as I was consultant myself for 5 years and I had the pleasure to train consultants at top consulting firms (more than 100 consultants). Many of them are now at directors level at FMCG / SMCG companies, private equity funds and consulting companies. This course will show you how to successfully and conduct fast a performance improvement or turnaround project of the logistics / supply chain operation of the company. The principles presented here can be actually implemented in any consulting projects, especially supply chain and production projects, but we wanted to concentrate on one topic to show you from simple to complicated analysis how you should approach the subject.

The course is also very useful for people involved on a daily basis in logistics and provides a framework how to optimize their operations. Course is perfect also for business analyst outside the management consulting fields who want to significantly improve their skills. We recommend taking it also for people apply to consulting companies - it will give advantage at the interviews.

This course is a practical guide.

There is little theory and we concentrate on showing you in practice how to analyze, present problems and solutions and how to draw the right conclusions from the data. During the course you will get to understand how to approach the project to maximize effects in the shortest possible time. You will also learn, through real-life case studies, how to analyze fast in Excel logistics and to draw insightful conclusions

As attachments to the course you will get the Excel files along with solution so you can practice on your own analyzing the data. You can also use the files for future projects.

Please, follow instruction so that you maximize the learning experience from the course – first try to do it on your own, then go to partial solution and try to finish it on your own. Only after you try the latter one you should go to final solution and check the Excel with the final solution.

After the completion of this training you wil:

  • Be able to handle supply chain related analysis in Excel with easiness
  • Be very efficient during the project deliver great results and be able to sleep
  • Have good knowledge about problems which may occur in logistics
  • Be able to prepare yourself for audit of supply chain system
  • Be able to perform simulations

You will be able also to download many additional resources

  • Excels with calculations showing you how you can solve the presented cases in logistics
  • Presentation of results which are perfect examples of how you can communicate your findings and convince the customer
  • Links to must-read books for every consultant
  • Links to free presentation and movies worth reading and watching

What are the requirements?

  • Basic Excel
  • Some analytical skills

What am I going to get from this course?

  • perform analysis of logistics in Excel
  • understand consulting concepts
  • have in-depth knowledge on logistics
  • create slides
  • do a part of consulting project on your own
  • be the fastest consultant on the team
  • surprise your boss with the high level of your work

What is the target audience?

  • Students who think about or are working for Operational Consulting companies
  • Students who think about or are working for Management Consulting companies
  • Students who want to work in Logistics, Supply Chain, Production
  • Students who think about or are working for Business Consulting companies

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
06:50

In this lecture I will present myself, present the aim of the course, who should be taking it and what you will learn by taking this course. As an attachement to this lecture you will find the deck of slides for the whole course and the suggested books to be read

Slides from the introduction to the course
6 pages
05:54

I will try to show you how in reality management consulting project looks like

07:48

As the course is design in such a way to simulate real project in this part we will talk about how you should prepare yourself once you know that you will participate in a project. This lecture will also introduce you to some consulting concepts which will make your life during the project much easier. Attached please find an example of issue tree

Slides from preparation for the project
7 pages
Section 2: Cases in logistics
08:27

During this lecture I will show you how on basis of small number of data create a model which will show you how logistics costs are created, on what stage and what is the biggest drivers. This in turn will enable you to apply 80/20 rule

15:26

In this lecture we will give you some tips how to approach the case and show you the usage of the proper Excel functions

06:23

In this lecture we solve the case with you, show you the outcome, interpret it and give you examples how the results can be presented in terms of Excel and slides

Slides from Top down approach case
10 pages
04:08

In this case we will analyze what is the fuel usage for different cars, what it depends on and how to optimize it

06:37

In this lecture we will give you some tips how to approach the case and show you the usage of the proper Excel functions

03:03

In this lecture we solve the case with you, show you the outcome, interpret it and give you examples how the results can be presented in terms of Excel and slides

Slides from Fuel Usage case
5 pages
04:40

Next case will show you how to analyze labour cost in logistics.

06:05

In this lecture we will give you some tips how to approach the case and show you the usage of the proper Excel functions

03:18

In this lecture we solve the case with you, show you the outcome, interpret it and give you examples how the results can be presented in terms of Excel and slides

Slides from Overtime Analysis case
5 pages
04:05

This case will show you how to compare the non-comparable. I will show you what to do in situation when you have different tariffs and straightforward comparison is virtual impossible

05:17

In this lecture we will give you some tips how to approach the case and show you the usage of the proper Excel functions

03:03

In this lecture we solve the case with you, show you the outcome, interpret it and give you examples how the results can be presented in terms of Excel and slides

Slides form Tariff Analysis case
9 pages
04:57

In this case we will do the simulation of the whole logistics system and show you how to choose from many options

09:53

Here we will give you tips how to calculate the cost of the whole system and how to prepare for the simulation

11:08

We present here final solution to the case. We show how to do the simulation of logistic costs for 8 different options in 5 minutes

Section 3: Conclusion
Summary of the course and conclusion
Preview
01:49

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Instructor Biography

Asen Gyczew, Expert in performance improvement, turnaround and startups

Expert in performance improvement, startuping and turning-around companies with significant experience both in management as well as in supervision of medium size companies (EUR 20 – 40 million) as well as startups.

Specialties:

Functional experience: performance improvement, strategy development, startups, intrapreneurship, post-merger integration and cost reduction, due diligence;

Industry experience: SMCG (domestic appliances, furniture, ceramic tiles), FMCG (cosmetics, juice, meat), retail (electronics, convenience shops, pharmaceuticals, DIY, vending), B2B (aluminum system, plywood, alcohol, reagents, loading systems), services (MRO, consulting, outsourcing)

Countries: Poland, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine

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