This course provides an overview of the functions and activities necessary for the creation and distribution of goods and services. It provides a survey and analysis of the quantitative tools and techniques used to make strategic and tactical decisions to increase productivity and drive down costs in all sectors. In addition, the course covers business modeling and analysis using Excel to drive competitive advantage. Topics include linear programming, forecasting, decision analysis, quality control, inventory management, JIT, predictive analytics, regression analysis, and data modeling. A strong emphasis is placed on using Excel to build analytical and decision-making skills.