Supply Chain Network Design with Excel

Learn and Master how to use Excel to apply optimization to design an efficient and responsive supply chain

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"Very succinctly and comfortably delves into complex topics of Supply Chain that would otherwise be a nightmare to fathom"

- Sachin Sharma, Supply Chain Executive

Course Summary

This Course is the first course in a series of courses on Supply Chain Optimization & Analytics. According to the “Supply Chain Talent of the Future” report published by Deloitte, more than 95% of the supply chain leaders identified advanced 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 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 using Excel.

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.

Who Should Take This Course?

- 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

- Students and professionals interested in learning supply chain analytics and optimization

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"I recommend this course to any entrepreneur interested in learning how to use optimization to make good supply chain decisions"

- Divyanshu Sharma, Entrepreneur

Your Instructor

Baidhurya Mani
Baidhurya Mani

Baidhurya is a Supply Chain Analytics Consultant and Trainer and is the founder of He has 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, Baidhurya 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.

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