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Supply Chain Fundamentals: Demand Planning, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #34 (WUR) Online
This Supply Chain Fundamentals: Demand Planning course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students in the basics of demand planning and the role of demand planning within an organization’s overall supply chain.


The Supply Chain Fundamentals: Demand Planning course from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) includes presentations of the key elements of demand planning including the interaction between demand and order management, demand planning principles, demand planning tools and techniques, communicating and managing demand and contemporary approaches to demand planning and metrics and roles associated with demand planning.

Who Should Attend
  • Sourcing Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Clerks, Representatives, Agents, Leads, and Specialists
  • Procurement Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Specialists
  • Contract Development Specialists, Agents, Clerks, Leads, Representatives, and Supervisors
  • Buyers, Senior Buyers
  • Buyer/Planners
  • Purchasing Analysts, Representatives, Supervisors, Managers, Agents, Clerks, Leads, and Specialists
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Managers, Analysts, Consultants, Supervisors, Technologists, Planners and Engineers
  • Business and Systems Analysts
  • Supply Chain Education and Human Resource Management personnel
  • Inventory Planners
  • Order Management Supervisors, Managers, Analysts
  • Demand Planners, Supply Planners, Forecast Analysts, Forecasting Managers
  • Inventory Managers, Inventory Clerks, Inventory Analysts
  • Transportation Planners, Transportation Clerks, Transportation Analysts, Transportation Managers
How You Will Benefit
  • Outline at a high level what demand planning is and why it is important to company success
  • Identify the key roles and skills required in demand planning
  • Discuss the key responsibilities and metrics used in planning demand
  • Explain the key links between demand management and order management
  • Discuss the role of Ecommerce technologies in enabling effective demand management
  • Discuss the definitions of forecasting and inventory control
  • Recognize the difference between independent and dependent demand
  • Define the various types of uncertainty related to demand planning in terms of demand, supply, and lead times
  • Explain the causes and impacts of variability or uncertainty
  • Discuss the basic types of forecasting techniques, such as reorder points, Economic Order Quantity, lead times, and technology uses
  • List the key aspects of demand sensing and communication
  • Discuss the key aspects of gaining demand consensus within and organization
  • Identify the key metrics used in demand management
  • Explain the key aspects of managing and prioritizing demand
  • Describe Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment (CPFR), how it works, and its benefits
  • Discuss pull systems versus push systems
  • Explain the concept of demand shaping

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Programme Structure

  • Learning Block 1 – Introduction to Demand Planning
  • Learning Block 2 – Interaction between Demand Management & Order Management
  • Learning Block 3 – Demand Planning Principles
  • Learning Block 4 – Demand Planning Tools and Techniques
  • Learning Block 5 - Communicating and Managing Demand
  • Learning Block 6 – Contemporary Approaches to Demand Planning and Management

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Computer with speakers to access online content
  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials for 6 months from date of registration
Important Course Information

This is a self-paced online course. Students may register any time before the published registration deadline and will have access to the course through the published "Access Ends" date.

Follow the instructions below to register, then activate your online course account and login to the online course location (HELIX):
  • Click the "Register" button below to register for the section you wish to attend and complete your online registration
  • You will receive an email message with a link to activate your Georgia Tech account
  • Be sure to take note of your username displayed during account activation
  • Click to access your online course in HELIX with your username and the password created during account activation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    350 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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