Operations & Management: Forecasting & Quantitative Methods

Est. Study Time: 2 hours
5 PDCs
5 CEUs


Immerse yourself in the world of forecasting, using quantitative methods to make sales and inventory predictions. By implementing benchmarking and break-even analysis to aid in decision-making, you’ll come alongside the other workers at Central Products to help determine the future trajectory of the company. Worth 5 PDCs (SHRM) and 5 CEUs (HRCI Business Credits).
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Learning Objectives

  • Be able to effectively select and set objectives
  • Learn to take into account multiple stakeholder objectives when setting goals
  • Gain a better understanding of how to use benchmarking and the balanced score card
  • Know how to create information systems which provide a basis for control
  • Learn to compare performance against objectives, use dashboard systems, and incorporate ISO standards

How do I earn credits with VTR Learning?

Earning credits with VTR Learning is easy. Simply purchase one of our self-paced courses and complete it within a year. Afterward, you will be given a certificate of completion, which contains a code to submit to your certifying organization.

Can I earn free credits?

Yes, you can! For each organization we serve, we offer at least one free course, which can be found at the top of the Shop page. Once you have completed a course, whether free or paid, your certificate of completion will be available under “My Courses”.

How quickly do I receive my credits after completing a course?

Immediately! Once you have completed a course, you will have access to your certificate of completion/activity ID to submit to your organization to redeem your credits.

How long do I have to complete my course?

You have one year after beginning your course to complete it. After that year, your course will close automatically and no progress will be permitted.

What happens if I fail my course?

Your course will reset and you will be allowed to retake the course until you have met the passing requirements.

Do I earn a certificate of completion?

If you are looking to recertify with HRCI, SHRM, APA, and NASBA/AICPA, we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to redeem continuing education credit with these organizations. However, our courses are not accredited stand-alone and are not a certification in any way.

SHRM: VTR is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

HRCI: VTR is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 5 credits toward aPHR™, PHR™, PHRca™, SPHR™, GPHR™, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification.