Production Management Certification

Get ready to unlock your potential with the three-day Production Management Certification Training! You’ll gain all the tools and knowledge needed to apply management principles to the production process in a confident and effective manner. With our expert instructors and hands-on approach, you’ll leave feeling empowered and ready to take on any production management challenge. Join us and take the first step towards becoming a highly effective production manager. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in yourself and your career. Sign up today!

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  • Learn industry recommended production management procedures and best practices.
  • Receive training from a production management professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three-day class $2,995.00.
  • Available discounts and grants.

What Will I Learn in the Production Management Certification Training Course?

In Production Management Certification Training Course, you will learn how to apply management principles such as planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the production process to a factory’s production function.

In some companies, production management is called operations management. In this course, you will learn planning and control of industrial processes to ensure they move smoothly at the required level. In manufacturing operations, production management includes responsibility for product and process design, planning and control issues involving capacity and quality, and organization and workforce supervision.

All manufacturing companies’ goal is to maximize profit by utilizing a well-designed production process. You will learn how to continually pursue process improvements and gains in efficiency through solid production management of people, materials, and equipment. You will receive training in five key areas:

  1. production planning
  2. leadership skills
  3. production control
  4. process improvement
  5. predictive maintenance

Overview of Planning and Control

In Module One we take a look at the big picture. The class begins with an analysis of the business environment that influences

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Production Management Certification Training Course Outline

Section One: Overview  

Module One: How Technology and New Software Are Changing Manufacturing

  • Industry 4.0
  • The Smart Factory 
  • Cloud Computing 
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics 
  • 3D Printing 
  • Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
  • Predictive Analytics 
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Virtual/Augmented Reality 
  • Advanced Materials 
  • Nanotechnology 

Module Two: Manufacturing 

  • Customer Influence in the Manufacturing Process 
  • Process Categories 
  • Order Qualifiers and Winners 
  • Market Issues 
  • Process Analysis and Information Flows 
  • Process Mapping and Analysis 
    • Advantages of Process Mapping 
    • Types of Process Mapping Charts 
    • Process Mapping/Flowcharting 

Module Three: Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

  • Purpose 
    • Primary Source for Planning 
    • Primary Objectives 

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Production Management Certification Training Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 5-7, 2024 Full
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., July 10-12, 2024
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., August 7-9, 2024 Full
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., September 4-6, 2024
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., October 2-4, 2024
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., November 6-8, 2024
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., December 4-6, 2024

Scheduled dates don’t work for you? Schedule your own start date (subject to availability).  Contact customer service to check date availability at info@academyofbusiness

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w. Edwards Deming “The prevailing—and foolish—attitude is that a good manager can be a good manager anywhere, with no special knowledge of the production process he’s managing. A man with a financial background may know nothing about manufacturing shoes or cars, but he’s put in charge anyway.”

W. Edwards Deming, American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant who wrote The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education.

manufacturing processes like order qualifiers and order winners. We examine how customers influence our business and why they choose us over our competitors. You are then taught how to create a process map to help enable you to identify problems with a particular production line. We then thoroughly examine how technology and new software are changing manufacturing to include Industry 4.0, the smart factory, the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, blockchain, predictive analytics, virtual reality, 3-D printing, advanced materials, nanotechnology, and cloud computing.


Inspiring Others

In Module Two, you will learn leadership potential exists within each of us. External events can trigger that potential, or we can learn by exploring ourselves. This training takes the latter approach. Once you learn true leadership techniques, you will build the confidence it takes to take the lead. The more experience you have acting as a genuine leader, the easier it will be for you. It is never easy to take the lead, as you will need to make decisions and face challenges, but it can become natural and rewarding.

Leadership is not telling others what to do. Leadership is inspiring others to do what needs to be done. 


Defining Leadership

Since there have been leaders, there have been those who tried to determine how and why they were successful. Leadership itself has not evolved, but our understanding of it has. Understanding why very different leadership styles can be effective, why the same leadership techniques will not work in every situation, and which leadership style fits your personality best is essential. Everyone has leadership potential but understanding these concepts will help you maximize your leadership ability.

Simply speaking, leadership is defined as the ability to lead. Unfortunately, this is not very helpful. A better definition comes from the BNET online Business Dictionary: “The capacity to establish direction and to influence and align others toward a common goal, motivating and committing them to action and making them responsible for their performance.” Although this definition is more descriptive, it is not substantial. It does not tell us what leadership is but what it does.

In Module Three, you will learn the characteristics of a leader, how to take a personal leadership inventory, and how to create a leadership action plan.


Situational Leadership

In Module Four, you will learn that the definitive leadership style research comes from Paul Hersey and Kenneth Blanchard, expressed in their Situational Leadership Model. The Hersey-Blanchard model addresses the key to practical leadership development: the attributes and styles of the team members.

Not everyone is on the same intellectual, maturity, compliance, or motivational level. Different people are motivated by different things, which you must consider if you are to be a great leader. Communication experts consider it critical to tailor your message to your target audience. It is the team members you want to motivate, and you cannot do that if you do not know who you are trying to motivate or influence.

A true leader builds great teams empowering them to excel by providing a positive work environment and the necessary training, tools, and guidance to accomplish their mission.

Leading through Team Building

A successful team starts with people who value working toward a common goal, are goal-oriented, and respect the hierarchical structure that most businesses require.

As a manager, your goal is to unite your teams into cohesive units.

In Module Five, you will learn the purpose and characteristics of high-performance teams and why it is important to build strong teams. You will learn the essential leadership qualities necessary to lead strong teams and your role in team accountability using standard operating procedures and key performance indicators. 

In the following five modules, we will examine the actions a manager must take to create high-performance teams:


Lead by Example

One of the most important rules of effective team management is leading your teams by example. Your teams will mimic your work ethic and values. If you’re showing up late for work, your teams will also be more likely to be late. Additionally, if you are going to be iffy about your job, your teams will behave similarly.

Instead, you should show the teams you’re committed to the team’s success, handle tasks professionally, and are not above asking for help. When you set a good example, you inspire them to work with you and work twice as hard to get all the work done.

In Module Six, you will learn basic influencing skills, how to create an impact, how to be consistent, and the importance of removing toxic people from team leadership.


Lead by Communicating with Your Teams

The key to true leadership is to inspire a shared vision among your teams. Before you can convey a vision, however, you must develop it. You must be clear in your vision, live it before others can see it, and model it from your behavior.

In Module Seven, you will learn to communicate the company’s vision and your own. You will learn to create clear communication by having open lines of communication with your team leaders. You will learn to establish positive feedback as a foundation of team culture and the importance of timely conflict resolution.


Lead by Establishing Trust, Respect, and Encouraging Growth

To be a true leader, you must enable others to act responsibly and not encourage bad work habits by compensating for or overlooking them. Simultaneously, you cannot criticize a team leader for trying hard but making an honest mistake. The goal of a leader is to empower others to work. The extent you can do this is the extent you will be successful.

In Module Eight, you will learn to encourage growth in your team leaders, create mutual respect, the importance of trust, and how to handle mistakes made by you and your team leaders.


Lead by Motivating Your Teams

The importance of psychology in achieving and maintaining employee motivation is essential. You can repeat a message to a group of employees, but the words are empty unless they believe and believe in it.

In Module Nine, you will learn fundamental psychological theories that help team leaders produce a motivated workforce.

You will learn about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and why intrinsic motivation is so important to a team’s success.

You will learn about personality’s role in motivation, building your motivation plan, creating motivation on the job, using celebration to motivate your teams, and addressing team morale issues.


Lead by Setting SMART Goals

In Module Ten, you will learn without a goal, your chances of successfully coaching your teams to better performance are low. Defining specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-driven goals will plot a marker on the horizon that acts as your beacon. Without it, you are navigating blindly, causing frustration for both you and your team leaders because the teams never seem to make any improvement. It becomes a constant cycle of failing to meet team goals. 


Challenging the Process

Far too often, we cling to what is familiar, even if what we cling to is known to be inadequate. The law of inertia governs most large groups: nothing will change if it takes effort to change something. In Module Eleven, you will learn to search out opportunities to change, grow, innovate, and improve.

However, there is no reward without risk, so you must be willing to experiment, take risks, and learn from mistakes. Ask questions, even if you fear the answers. Start with the question, “Why?” Why are things the way they are? Why do we do things the way we do?


Inventory Management

In Module Twelve, you will learn about inventory management to help you understand this vital part of the manufacturing operation.


Production Activity Control

In Module Thirteen,  we discuss Production Activity Control (PAC). You will learn how to plan production in the most efficient manner to reduce quality problems such as high defect rates, high return rates, and poor quality; output problems like long lead times, unreasonable production schedules, high inventory rates, and supply chain interruptions; and cost problems such as low efficiency and idle people or machines.


Lean Production and JIT

In Module Fourteen, you will learn lean production principles and just-in-time (JIT).


Theory of Constraints

In Module Fifteen, another important module of planner training, you will learn about the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and why it is important to question everything


Partnering Activities

In Module Sixteen, you will learn partnering activities to promote good relations with purchasing and distribution.

Question Everything!