Learn what steps you can take to further build your skills and improve your process analysis using Microsoft Excel.
[Narrator] - Thanks again for working…through the course with me.…I hope you've gotten a lot out of it,…and before I let you go I wanted to…refer you to some additional resources,…so you can learn more about this topic.…The best book I have found on business process analysis…is Matching Supply with Demand…by Gerard Cachon and Christian Terwisch.…This book is fairly compact, and it's also…not that expensive, and it gives you a terrific overview…of all things dealing with operations…and manufacturing management.…
A slightly larger book, but still worthwhile…is Operations Management, eleventh edition,…by Jay Heizer and Barry Render.…This is a full sized textbook,…and it's used in a lot of operations research, and business…process analysis classes, so I highly recommend it.…You can also find a couple of online…courses that will help you.…The first is Microsoft Excel:…Using Solver for Decision Analysis, this will allow you to…optimize production and solve other problems.…
If you want to model a process with dynamic elements…
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- Drawing process flow diagrams
- Calculating process capacity
- Identifying bottlenecks
- Determining cycle time and idle time
- Calculating labor
- Calculating utilization
- Analyzing batch processes
- Calculating optimal order quantities