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Thanks MHB, for allowing me to introduce myelf and my problem.

I'm a business consultant and mainly work on HR related projects. I'm definitely not a math guy, but my work involves creating simple simulations on excel from time to time. I am presently working on an assignment wherein I'm supposed to develop a model for Capacity Planning for Training Centers of a Training Outfit and must admit that I'm pretty lost right now.

Could someone please help me out? Here is the problem:

My Client needs me to develop a model for setting trainee sourcing targets for it's individual Training Centers.

Problem Statement: I'm unable to calculate Training Capacity of Training Centers, and thus not able to devise the formula for target setting.

My Client expects a demand of training 5000 people per year.

They have 4 Training Centers. Each Training Center has 4 Classrooms. Each Classroom can seat 20 trainees.

Client intends to run 6 different courses for different type of audience.

Duration of the 6 courses are as follows:

Course A - 2 weeks

Course B - 4 weeks

Course C - 6 weeks

Course D - 8 weeks

Course E - 10 weeks

Course F - 12 weeks

A batch can accommodate maximum 20 trainees and 1 training day is 8 hours.

Training Centers are expected to pay equal attention to all courses and source/produce same number of trainees for each course in the year.

Now if it turns out that such infrastructure is incapable of meeting the demand, and let's say produces only x% of demand, then Client will increase Capacity by adding more classrooms. So it is not necessary to fit 5000 into the given means, but it is important to be able to tell the maximum output per month or per quarter for each of the training center, considering all other conditions as being constant. That's it. Please help. Thanks.