Tableau Reference Sheet: Operations and Supply Chain Analytics

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    Leverage these Supply Chain resources, in addition to the Course Curriculum modules found in our Tableau for Teaching User Community to help get your students up and running with Tableau. A PDF of this content can be downloaded at the bottom of the document.


    Getting Started

    1. Request instructor, student and computer lab keys through the Tableau for Teaching Program.
    2. Join our Tableau for Teaching User Community(Note: login first) to access teaching resources, collaborate with other instructors teaching with Tableau, and share teaching materials that you develop.
    3. Watch, interact and learn how to work with Tableau Desktop through Desktop Starter Kit.


    Sample Tableau Workbooks

    Instruct your students to download these workbooks to reverse engineer the views built with the subject-specific data extracted in Tableau. 


    Visualizing shipping and logistics data for a small company.  Workbook available for download.


    This executive overview provides a high-level look at case activity within the department by total case volume and its changes over time. Workbook available to download.


    Track retail product distribution by region and volume. Workbook available to download.


    Analysis of raw materials based off of supplier, fabric, cost and clothing division. Workbook and raw data available to download.



    Discover how Seattle Children’s Hospital uses data discovery and analytics to support supply chain, procurement, and inventory management.


    Dr. Sanders, Professor of Management at Lehigh University, partners with the Harvard Business review to address how analytics can improve decision making in supply chain management (60 minutes).


    Additional Reading