Learn how to use Solver, a free Excel add-in, to find optimal solutions to problems with multiple constraints.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Curt Frye. Welcome to Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel. In this course, I will show you how to use one of the most powerful tools available in Microsoft Excel, the free Solver add-in. I'll start by showing you how to install Solver, how to organize a worksheet for use in Solver, and how to find a solution to an optimization problem. Then I'll move on to examples of specific problem types. Linear mixture problems, non-linear mixture problems, transportation problems, personal scheduling problems and for something a little different, sports scheduling problems.
In the final chapter, I'll show you how to make the most of your results by changing parameters by hand, performing sensitivity analysis and creating scenarios. I'm sure you'll find that your time studying Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel will be time well spent. Dive right in.
- Finding target values using Goal Seek
- Organizing worksheets
- Finding a solution using Solver
- Solving linear and nonlinear mixture problems
- Solving transportation problems
- Solving resource scheduling or sports scheduling problems
- Analyzing Solver results
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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