The Comprehensive Supply Chain Network Design Course
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The Comprehensive Supply Chain Network Design Course

Learn and Master how to apply optimization & big data analytics to design an efficient and responsive supply chain
4.2 (103 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,048 students enrolled
Created by B Mani
Last updated 8/2017
Price: $195
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand fundamentals of supply chain network design
  • Model and solve complex supply chain network problems
  • Model and design an optimal supply chain network in real life
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  • No special requirements. General knowledge about supply chain management will help
  • Computer with Microsoft Excel installed

This Course is the first course in a series of courses on Supply Chain Optimization & Big Data Analytics. According to the “Supply Chain Talent of the Future” report published by Deloitte, more than 95% of the supply chain leaders identified big data analytics including optimization and predictive analytics as the foremost capability of the future and said either that their companies currently use them or that they expect to in the future.

As far as supply chain network design is concerned, it is the most critical discipline of supply chain & operations management as network costs contribute as much as 80% to the supply chain costs. Supply chain network design is necessary to implement a supply chain that can quickly and efficiently distribute the products. It is an important driver for growth and expansion of businesses. It would be no exaggeration to state that two of the planet's largest companies, Walmart and Amazon, have built their successful businesses around outstanding supply chain network design and operations.

This course will help you learn and master the art and science of supply chain network design & optimization. This course aims to teach you in detail how to use optimization to model and design a high performance supply chain.

Learn and Master the Practical Aspects of Supply Chain Network Design

  • Fundamental Concepts of Supply Chain Network Design
  • Advanced Network Modeling
  • Case Study Discussions
  • Supply Chain Network Optimization Problems
  • Real Life Network Design Project

Content and Overview

Through this course, you will learn fundamentals and establish a strong understanding of the concepts related to supply chain network design. In order to transform your learning into skills, the course includes case study discussions, network optimization sample problems and one real life project.

This course starts by giving you an overview of supply chain network design and then introduces you to supply chain optimization and use of Excel solver to solve supply chain problems.

Once the basics are mastered, the course helps you deep dive into network design and learn how to make network design decisions like facility location, capacity allocation, supply & demand allocation etc. The course also introduces some other components like service modeling and greenhouse gas emission modeling as part of network design.

I will then help you learn some advanced modeling strategies and finally will work with you on an hour long real life supply chain network design project. Upon completion you will have a strong understanding of supply chain network design and will be able to execute various types of network design projects.

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Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone working in supply chain & logistics management, who is looking to gain a working understanding of supply chain network design
  • Students who are considering a career in supply chain analytics
  • Students and professionals interested in learning supply chain analytics and optimization
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Curriculum For This Course
43 Lectures
Course Overview
1 Lecture 05:16
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Network Design
5 Lectures 35:21
Introduction to Supply Chain Network Design

Factors Affecting Supply Chain Network Design

Understanding and Evaluating Supply Chain Design Options

Case Study: The Evolution of Amazon's Distribution Network

This quiz will test your understanding of the fundamental concepts of supply chain network design.

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Network Design Quiz
5 questions
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Modeling
5 Lectures 23:56
Introduction to Supply Chain Modeling

Introduction to Optimization Modeling

Loading Excel Solver

Building & Solving a Basic Supply Chain Model in Excel

Calculating Distance between two Locations
DeepDive: Supply Chain Network Modeling
9 Lectures 56:06
Understanding Facility Location Decisions

Greenfield Analysis Method: How to Locate Multiple Facilities

Location Allocation Model: Choosing Facilities from a Set of Potential Locations

Understanding Capacity Allocation in Network Design

Location Allocation Model: Capacity Allocation

Understanding Supply & Demand Allocation in Supply Chain

Location Allocation Model: Supply & Demand Allocation

Modeling Assignment 1
Supply Chain Network Modeling: Introducing Other Components
5 Lectures 20:22
Determining Optimal Number of Facilities

Introducing Service Component in Network Design

Introducing Green Component in Network Design

Transportation Decisions in Network Design

Modeling Assignment 2
Advanced Modeling Strategies
5 Lectures 23:32
Section Introduction

Applying 80/20 Rule in Modeling

Aggregation in Modeling

Baselines and Scenarios

Infeasibility Analysis

This quiz will test your understanding of the supply chain modeling strategies

Advanced Modeling Strategies Quiz
5 questions
Real Life Supply Chain Network Design Project
9 Lectures 01:08:19
Project Background

Initial Project DIscussion

Undestanding the Data

Planning the Model

Preparing the Data

Downloading and Loading Open Solver

Building the Baseline

Running Scenarios

Wrap Up
4 Lectures 11:28
Challenges associated with Network Design Study

Supply Chain Network Optimization Tools

Wrap Up

Supply Chain Network Design Terminologies
4 pages
About the Instructor
B Mani
4.2 Average rating
102 Reviews
1,048 Students
1 Course
Supply Chain Trainer

Mani is a supply chain modeling expert with experience of executing 50+ strategic network and inventory optimization projects. He started his career as an external consultant for one of Middle East's leading pharmaceutical retail chain, where he led and successfully completed the network realignment part of the larger turnaround project.

Post that, Mani joined General Mills as a Supply Chain Modeling Consultant, where he was involved in multiple supply chain optimization projects. He also worked in the General Mills End-to-End Optimization Solutions (GEOS) organization in his capacity as the lead supply chain modeler.

Mani is a certified supply chain analytics professional, with experience of 500+ hours of training on various aspects of supply chain optimization & analytics. He enjoys training and mentoring others including clients and colleagues and

Since end of the last year, Mani decided to focus more on independent supply chain consulting services and on creating training courses for students, professionals and small businesses.