Custom Training Courses

FORREP can deliver customized training courses, in addition to the 2 standard usually delivered to our customers:
Demand Planning & Forecasting
Inventory & Replenishment Planning

Customized Training Courses can be built:
1) by adding or removing some selected topics to the standard Agendas of the 2 standard courses (see details below);
2) by enriching the standard courses with exercises on Excel spreadsheets (building simple forecasting algorithms, building dashoboards for simulating alternative replenishment strategies);
3) on different topics related to Supply Chain Management, such as Production Planning, MRP, Demand Driven MRP, etc.


How to customize Standard Training Courses
The standard training agenda can be customized according to specific requirements coming from the customer: some topics are not interesting, other topics are missing and could be interesting to be explained during the custom training

An example of customization: specific Excel-based numerical analysis could be performed on the quantitative historical data (historical sales, inventory levels, etc.)provided by the customer:

  • – Demand Planning & Forecasting: how to perform a Forecast assessment
  • – Inventory & Replenishment Planning: how to perform a Replenishment assessment

A customized training from standard Training Course (Demand Planning & Forecasting or Inventory & Replenishment Planning) is conducted following the steps:

1. BUSINESS CASE ASSESSMENT

  • – Phone meeting (2-3 hours) with the customer, analyzing the customer business requirements (specific contents to be explained during the training)
  • – Definition of the assessment task (forecasting / replenishment): input data to be delivered before the training course execution

2. ASSESSMENT PREPARATION

  • – The customized forecast / replenishment assessment is prepared, using Microsoft Excel as output client
  • – The results of the assessment are sent to the customer, at least one week before the training course’s date

3. TRAINING COURSE SESSION

  • – During the training course, the numerical results of the forecast / replenishment assessment are shown and discussed with attendees