Manufacturing Planning and Control
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Manufacturing Planning and Control

Cutting-Edge Production Management Methodology That Will Help You Outperform the Competition
4.0 (99 ratings)
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  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
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  • 83 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This course will teach you how to improve, manage, and regulate all aspects of a successful manufacturing planning and control infrastructure.
  • You’ll gain the knowledge you need to create an effective demand management scheme, including such key components as forecasting, evaluating customer demand, converting orders into delivery, and balancing supply & demand.
  • You’ll understand the significance of sales and operations planning, including the integral role your business plan plays in linking strategic goals to production.
  • You’ll develop the ability to design and oversee an effective master production schedule that makes the best possible use of your manufacturing resources.
  • You’ll discover the basics of materials requirements planning, including considerations like lead time offsetting, buffering concepts, and determining manufacturing order quantities.
  • You’ll understand how to apply the principles of capacity planning and management to determining capacity requirements and to matching capacity with materials scheduling and input/output control.
  • You’ll have the ability to design a well-organized distribution requirements planning structure for achieving best practices in integrating supply chain inventory data and distribution with the company’s overall approach to manufacturing planning and control.
  • You’ll learn the best way to develop and implement a winning production activity control system that reduces WIP, inventories, and lead times, guarantees the correct execution of material plans, and ultimately meets all of your customer service objectives.
  • You'll be able to specify work activities of a worker/group of workers, apply various work methods in job design, and set time standards for any job using various work measurement techniques.
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  • No previous knowledge required.
  • Computer and Internet.

Is your manufacturing business strategically positioned to outpace its competitors? The effective streamlining of your company’s approach to both planning and control is the key to cutting costs, increasing efficiency, and staying one giant step ahead of the competition. In this fast-moving industry where customer demands rule all, regularly meeting and exceeding those demands is vital for success.

Based on the instructor’s comprehensive and hands-on operational experience, this course will teach you the basic principles and best practices behind production management, including essential concepts like forecasting, resource and materials planning, capacity and distribution management, demand and production control, and just-in-time inventory strategies.

You’ll learn the best methods for aligning your company’s manufacturing function with its overall business plan. You’ll also discover how to design and develop an effective planning and control framework that prioritises your clientele and maximise value creation in such areas as master production scheduling, sales and operations, materials and distribution requirements, production activity control, and delivery and demand times. 

Upon completion of this course, manufacturing professionals and business owners alike will have the necessary practical skills to improve both their personal performance and the overall proficiency of their company’s manufacturing operations. This course will provide you with the knowledge, analysis, and advanced practices your business needs to stay current and competitive as an integral part of the supply chain industry. It will also show you how to consistently meet customer requirements, and how to meet those crucial obligations with significantly greater speed and accuracy than the competition.

Who is the target audience?
  • Perfect for manufacturing professionals and students of manufacturing operations and manufacturing management systems at every level seeking a basic and more advanced understanding of manufacturing planning, execution, and control systems and supply chain integration.
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Curriculum For This Course
83 Lectures
The Basics of Manufacturing Planning and Control
5 Lectures 24:22

Section Introduction

MPC System and the Firm’s Needs

Section Summary

The Basics of Manufacturing Planning and Control Quiz
5 questions
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
4 Lectures 26:00
Section Introduction

ERP Basics. ERP and Functional Units.

Performance Metrics

Section Summary

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Quiz
5 questions
Demand Management
5 Lectures 36:55
Section Introduction

Demand Management in MPC System and Environment

Communications with other MPC Modules and Customers

Managing Demand

Section Summary

Demand Management Quiz
10 questions
6 Lectures 28:21
Section Introduction

Forecast Information

Regression Analysis and Decomposition Techniques

Short-Term Forecasting Techniques

Evaluating Forecasts

Section Summary

Forecasting Quiz
10 questions
Sales and Operations Planning
7 Lectures 01:01:47
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Section Introduction

Sales and Operations Planning in the Company

The Sales and Operations Planning Process

The Basic Trade-Offs

The New Management Obligations

Section Closure

Sales and Operations Planning Quiz
10 questions
Master Production Scheduling
6 Lectures 48:49
Section Introduction

The Master Production Schedule Role and Activity

Planning in an ATO Environment

Using a Two-Level MPS

Section Summary

Master Production Schedule Quiz
10 questions
Material Requirements Planning
10 Lectures 01:26:39
Section Introduction

Material Requirements Planning in MPC

Gross to Net Explosion. Lead Time Offsetting.

Linking the MRP Records

Technical Issues

Using the MRP System

Determining Manufacturing Order Quantities

Buffering Concepts

MRP System Nervousness

Section Summary

Material Requirements Planning Quiz
12 questions
Capacity Planning and Management
8 Lectures 01:06:53
Section Introduction

The Role of Capacity Planning in MPC System

Capacity Planning and Control Techniques - CPOF and Capacity Bills

Capacity Planning and Control Techniques - Resource Profiles and CRP

Simultaneous Scheduling of Capacity and Materials

Capacity Monitoring with Input/Output Control

Capacity Planning in the MPC System

Section Summary

Capacity Planning and Management Quiz
12 questions
Production Activity Control
6 Lectures 50:07
Section Introduction

Production Activity Control Framework

Production Activity Control Techniques

Theory of Constraints (TOC) Systems

Managing the TOC Schedule

Section Summary

Production Activity Control Quiz
8 questions
Job Design and Work Measurement
7 Lectures 45:52
Job Design Decisions

Job Design Considerations

Work Methods

Work Measurement Techniques - Time Study

Work Measurement Techniques - Work Sampling

Work Sampling/Time Study Comparison

Real Examples/Solved Problems

Job Design and Work Measurement Quiz
4 questions
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Operational Excellence Training
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About Us

Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.

Our Expertise

Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.

Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.

The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.

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