Very much liked the small class size. The training manual lays out the business plan perfectly. The class discussions helped me to better understand the information presented. Loved the trainer's stories and background.
Company: Liberty Carton Company
This class is especially useful for anyone looking for ERP systems or implementing new software.
Company: Tigé Boats, Inc.
Class was very helpful...will be nice to be "armed with knowledge."
Very helpful to someone new to MRP systems.
Company: Hydro Extrusions
I am new to planning and felt that I got a lot out of this course.
Company: SRC, Inc.
Topics covered were very specific and relevant to our work environment.
M. D. S.
Helps assembly style shops a lot to be more productive.
Really specific. The instructor was able to answer all my questions.
Company: Ambrit Engineering
I feel much better about my understanding of a "planner" position.
B. L. L.
Company: Ramco Electric Motors
I appreciated being able to have the time to ask questions. The answers were beneficial.
Company: Connor Sports
I learned many new ideas. I can't wait to take new ideas and implement.
Instructor did a great job answering questions and following through with making sure I understood information.
Company: Taica North America
Very informative – lots of ideas to bring home.
Company: IMS Companies
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In this production planning, scheduling, and control course students will learn the administrative processes that cover all aspects of operations, from workforce activities to product delivery, that take place in a manufacturing company. The course examines the basic concepts of what to produce, when to produce, how much to produce, etc. to create finished products.
This three-day class presents the industry recommended fundamentals of production planning and control.
Throughout the course, we will discuss the capabilities of your ERP and/or MRP system(s) as it applies to production planning and scheduling. It is our experience most companies seriously underutilize these systems.
The class begins with an analysis of the business environment that influences manufacturing processes like order qualifiers and order winners. Students are then taught how to create a process map to help enable them to identify problems with a particular production line.
The class then takes an extensive look at forecasting to provide students with an understanding of industry recommended procedures for reliable prediction. Next, we examine best practices in sales and operations planning and preparation of the master schedule.
Students are introduced to inventory management to foster cooperation with purchasing and the warehouse.
We now discuss best practices in materials resource planning (MRP), capacity management, and production activity control to learn how to make the most of what we have.
Students will use the process map they created the first day of class to identify how the process they have outlined can be improved through the application of the theory of constraints, lean manufacturing, and just in time (JIT).
The class finishes up with a review of how new technologies and software are changing the manufacturing process. We take an in-depth look at:
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Module One: Overview of Planning
Manufacturing versus Service Operations
Customer Influence in Design
Order Winners and Order Qualifiers
Business Environment Issues
Process Analysis and Information Flows
General Information Flows
Module Two: Forecasting
Fundamental Principles of Forecasting
Major Categories of Forecasts
Module Three: Sales and Operations
Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
General Design of Sales and Operations
Approaches to Sales and Operations
Strategies for S & OP
Some Business Environment Issues
Module Four: The Master Schedule
Background and Links to the SOP
Master Schedule Horizon
Sources of Demand
Impact of Product Environment
Planning Options in an ATO Environment
The Two-Level Master Schedule
Master Scheduling Responsibility
Demand Management Overview
Elements of Demand Management
Module Five: Inventory Management
Basic Concepts of Inventory
Categories of Inventory
The Basic Inventory Lot Sizing Model-
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
Basic Independent Demand Inventory Reorder Models
Module Six: Material Requirements
Background and Fundamental Concepts
Bills of Material
The MRP Explosion
Other MRP Issues
Potential MRP Challenges
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Business Environmental Issues
Module Seven: Capacity Management
Rough-cut Capacity Planning
Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
General Approach the Capacity
Module Eight: Production Activity
General PAC Information and Data
Module Nine: Lean Production and JIT
Some Impacts on Capacity
The Pull System
Using the Kanban System for Process
Master Scheduling and Lean Production
Are MRP and JIT Compatible?
Module Ten: Theory of Constraints
Fundamental Principles of the Theory of
Understanding and Managing the
Improving the Process using TOC
Impacts on Operations Strategy
General Types of Constraint Causes
Logistics and Theory of Constraints
Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints Multiple Time Buffers
Control Points and Batches
Major Steps in Using Drum-Buffer-Rope
Module Eleven: Partnering Activities-
Purchasing and Distribution
Purchasing Information Issues
Purchasing Responsibility for Material
Distribution Requirement Planning
DRP in a Lean Production Pull
Module Twelve: System Integration
General System Design and Selection
Push, Pull, or Somewhere in Between
General Implementation Approaches
Module Thirteen: How Technology and
New Software are Changing
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Internet of Things