Oct 12, 2019
An exceptionally organized course with sufficient examples, it provides an in depth analysis of the concepts introduced (optimization, decision trees, forecasting, simulations) and of the tools used.
Aug 12, 2016
This module is really good for those of us who need to plan strategically ahead. It helps answer a lot of questions that business leaders will grapple with as they try to look ahead in the business.
par Salma A•
Apr 18, 2019
The course was very fruitful and informative, the first week however was not presented efficiently which gives a wrong impression about the course. I suggest replacing the videos of the first week with shorter more informative ones.
par TJ N•
Nov 26, 2016
Love it in general, very useful and relevant content and easy to follow through. Week 1 delivery is not as engaging as one would have hoped, but picked up later in the course.
par Jonathan Z•
Feb 07, 2016
Helpful examples of modeling in Excel. I expected more.
par Kartik D•
Jan 14, 2016
First hand understanding about News Vendor and Optimization techniques.
par A P R•
Apr 25, 2016
Very useful and lucrative, precise information
par Jeremy T•
Jul 17, 2017
Interesting material but not that difficult. Would have liked the opportunity to do more modeling. Good introduction.
par Nathan H•
Jan 21, 2017
Savin was a good, engaging presenter. Veeraraghavan had very interesting material, but his presentation style was very dry, unengaging, and far too slow. Gans was not bad, but could also use some improvement in presentation style.
par Piotr C•
Sep 02, 2017
a bit too long examples; i'd prefer more use cases that one might excercise on his own (but it's my personal preference)
par Winthrop Y•
Jan 08, 2016
Week 1 lectures could be re-organized/edited for clarity.
par Nishant G•
Nov 20, 2016
Exams are very easy. Should be difficult.
par Krishna C•
Feb 02, 2016
It would have been better with more examples and exercises.
par Sharath B•
Jan 30, 2016
I am someone who works in Sales & Operations Planning and thus have experience in the field of Operations. I have taken other courses from Wharton, namely Prof Terwiesch's course on Operations Management and thus have a comparative reference in rating this course.
The course videos were good and I am looking forward to reviewing the case examples once again, but I was hoping for mode in depth discussion on key metrics and analytics in Operations. The course only provided an introduction to everyday concepts of Operations Management. The review quizzes were underwhelming since they only scratched at the surface of the concepts and were not challenging enough, the quiz of week 3 was a prime example where I felt application of algebra was being tested and not the concept of optimization itself.
That being said, the videos were excellent and detailed introduction to the concepts and the pace was well suited to make someone comfortable with the topics being discussed.
Thank You Coursera and Wharton team for providing this course. I look forward to attending more courses from Coursera and Wharton.
par Carla M•
May 26, 2016
The rest of this Specialization tends to focus on the cutting edge of data and how data is changing these different aspects of marketing, HR, and other departments of a company. This course didn't seem to fit very well. It is very, very Excel heavy without any link to how data is changing operations.
par ERIK S•
Dec 03, 2015
A bit simple, really a beginnner course.
par Lichen N•
Nov 13, 2015
Quiz is way to simple.
par Rahul R T•
Aug 03, 2016
The lectures were dry. I know the subject is bit dry too. But if real life examples are infused in the course I think it will more interesting. Also, I do not mean to disrespect the teachers but I think the delivery by the Senthil sir is sluggish. Makes me want to sleep
par qingcai p•
May 19, 2017
Too much math and Excel, not enough 'why' (for example, why we choose a certain model, how to select important variables for input)
par Tanguy V•
Nov 09, 2015
this mooc is pretty well structured and is aimed to beginners in solver & random number generation. If you're looking for technical skills, it's ok. Don't expect any feedback from any Wharton ppl/ mentor if you have any question.
Videos are pretty long (sooo slooow sometimes), teachers there keep on repeating themselves. The good thing is you'll probably interiorize some key concepts.
par Tarek E•
Jun 12, 2017
The videos are very long to follow through, and I'm having troubles keeping my concentration span with the instructor
par Pranav K•
Dec 07, 2015
Nice course overall, though I thought the quizzes were exceedingly simple. Could have been more testing.
Apr 10, 2016
par Jingxia P•
Jan 14, 2016
The content is too simplified, basically only three points introduced : how to do operation analytics, simulation and optimization ( by excel) . The quiz is not challenging at all. No further essay or maths involved.
In real world, the content is taught within 4 hours class time, which is at most content for no more than two first weeks for an undergraduate similar courses.
Challenge us please! Brain torture us. No one will complain it is too hard for them to learn coz we are here to learn, and after all, this is Wharton!!
But if it is too simplified to learn? Hmmm.....
Hope Penn guys can enhance the quality of content later.
par Deepa M•
Dec 08, 2016
This is a tough course to complete. It took me a few trials and couple of revision sessions for the course material to understand all the concepts along with additional research and content study. But now I can confidently talk about operations analytics in my industry and help our clients in the future. Thank you to all the professors and Wharton for creating the course curriculum.
par Serene T S H•
Aug 10, 2016
overall useful but can deep dive into more complicated examples
par Alex t H•
Jun 18, 2017
Very few people work in manufacturing...