Understanding & Managing Manufacturing Operations
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Understanding & Managing Manufacturing Operations

Plan, manage, control and understand manufacturing organization and processes
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Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Basic and more advanced understanding of manufacturing planning, execution, and control systems
  • Complete understanding of manufacturing organization and processes
  • Tools that equip you with knowledge of how to address workforce related issues
  • Skills to look for opportunities to improve in manufacturing operations
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Requirements
  • No pre-requisites
  • Computer and internet connection
Description

Welcome to our module on “Understanding and managing manufacturing operations”. Managing manufacturing operation is an approach of overseeing all aspects of the manufacturing process with a particular focus to increase efficiency. This course focuses on three aspects of manufacturing, which are, manufacturing organization design, manufacturing strategy for outsourcing and manpower optimization.

The first section provides a blueprint of a manufacturing organization based on guiding principles and best practices. The course will be useful for all the manufacturers who are engaged in driving organizational efficiency or designing a manufacturing organization. With the help of some great case examples, the module will teach you how to balance workforce to the workload.

The second section is a guideline to decide when it is beneficial to outsource and when to manufacture in-house. Also, through this course, you will learn a step by step process of outsourcing that will not only guide you how to outsource but will also give a brief on how much amount should be outsourced. Not only this, you will also learn to evaluate the financial benefits coming out of outsourcing.

In the third section, you will learn how to prioritize the plants that require labor reduction and some very important levers that helps to optimize the opportunity and develop recommendation to reduce workforce. Each of these levers has been explained with the help of case study examples for the practical understanding of these techniques.

And the last section on manpower planning gives information on some very useful tools and techniques that can provide great aid in manpower optimization.

So, take this course now to make yourself indispensable at managing manufacturing operations.

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginners as well as professionals
  • Students, entrepreneurs or start-ups seeking career in manufacturing
  • Any individual interested in understanding the manufacturing concepts
  • Anyone interested in getting a detailed understanding of outsourcing and the best ways of contracting work
  • Anyone interested in improving their skills with project or product management
  • Manufacturing professionals and students of manufacturing operations and manufacturing management systems at every level seeking a basic and more advanced understanding of manufacturing
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 9 Lectures Collapse All 9 Lectures 01:25:02
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:32
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Manufacturing organization design
2 Lectures 25:55

A manufacturing organization must be built on the principles of being lean, flexible and a great place to work at. This not only eliminates wastage and variability but also creates a space for continuous improvement.

Preview 09:44

This lecture provides a blueprint of a manufacturing organization based on guiding principles and best practices. The course will be useful for all the manufacturers who are engaged in driving organizational efficiency or designing a manufacturing organization. With the help of some great case examples, the module will teach you how to balance workforce to the workload. Also, it outlines in detail what should be the structure of an efficient organization, roles & responsibilities of each individual in that organization, the quintessential sizing and how to achieve the level of centralization.

Organization Structure, Roles & Responsibilities
16:11
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Manufacturing strategy for outsourcing
2 Lectures 16:24

Manufacturing outsourcing has become an important part of industry today. The company outsource, if not all, then some part of their manufacturing process to the low cost countries. This provides them huge benefits in terms of finance as well as quality. This lecture explains some major benefits of outsourcing.

Benefits of outsourcing
05:45

This lecture is a guideline to decide when it is beneficial to outsource and when to manufacture in-house. Also, through this course, you will learn a step by step process of outsourcing that will not only guide you how to outsource but will also give a brief on how much amount should be outsourced. Not only this, you will also learn to evaluate the financial benefits coming out of outsourcing. Towards the end, the entire process has been explained with the help of some case studies so that the knowledge that is gained during the process can be practised in the real world of manufacturing.

Make vs Buy
10:39
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Section 4: Driving labor reduction
1 Lecture 14:03

The costs for labour constitute a significant part of overall business amount. But at the same time, they are the chief component that builds up an organization. The efficient labour reduction is impossible without developing enhanced skills and understanding of the strategic approach. So, this course will teach you all the scientific methods and distributive approach to determine the optimal number of manpower heads required across various departments in the organization.

In this course, you will learn how to prioritize the plants that require labor reduction and some very important levers that helps to optimize the opportunity and develop recommendation to reduce workforce. Each of these levers has been explained with the help of case study examples for the practical understanding of these techniques.

Labour reduction techniques
14:03
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Manpower planning
3 Lectures 25:08

Manpower planning entails getting the right number and type of personnel to do the required tasks for the fulfillment of the goals and objectives of the organization. The manpower planning process is an ongoing and continuous strategy which is undertaken through a systematic set of procedures.

This lecture provides some very useful tools and techniques that can provide great aid in planning direct manpower.

Direct manpower
10:33

This lecture provides some very useful tools and techniques that can provide great aid in planning indirect manpower.

Indirect manpower
11:19

This lecture provides some very useful tools and techniques that can provide great aid in planning staff manpower.

Staff manpower
03:16
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