Planning and Coordinating Demand and Supply in a Supply Chain
- Demand forecasting in a supply chain
- Aggregate planning in a supply chain
- Sales and operations planning: planning supply and demand in a supply chain
- Coordination in a supply chain
- Chief operations officers
- Supply chain and operations directors, managers, executives, officers and staff
- Professional managers in trade and industry, active in logistics or supply chain management, who are interested in opportunities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the logistics and supply function of their organisations.
- Those who are interested in logistics and supply chain management in its broadest sense.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to understand:
- The role of forecasting for both an enterprise and a supply chain.
- The components of a demand forecast.
- How to forecast demand in a supply chain given historical demand data using time-series methodologies.
- How to analyse demand forecasts to estimate forecast error.
- The importance of aggregate planning as a supply chain activity.
- The information needed to produce an aggregate plan and the outputs obtained.
- The basic trade-offs to consider when creating an aggregate plan.
- How to formulate and solve basic aggregate planning problems.
- How to manage supply to improve synchronisation in a supply chain in the face of predictable variability.
- How to use sales and operations planning to maximise profitability when faced with predictable variability in a supply chain.
- Supply chain coordination and the bullwhip effect, and their impact on supply chain performance.
- The obstacles to coordination in a supply chain.
- The managerial levers that help achieve coordination in a supply chain.
- The different forms of collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment that are possible in a supply chain.
£530 + VAT