Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course

Coronavirus Update

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Coronavirus

April 2, 2020

The governor of Ohio announced yesterday his stay at home order will not be lifted April 4th but will remain in effect indefinitely.

All public classes will be held online in our virtual classroom to protect the health of our students, faculty, and staff until the stay at home order is lifted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Students scheduled for a public class will receive login instructions from their instructor.

If you do not want to attend a virtual class, you can reschedule your class for a later date by contacting customer service by email at info@academyofbusinesstraining.com or by phone at 888-632-2093.

All of our classes will remain available online until the Coronavirus threat subsides. Through the virtual classroom, you can take any of our courses from the safety of your home, office, or anywhere you have internet access.

A virtual classroom is an online event, and through your computer, you can hear the presentation (like a conference call) and see what the instructor is showing the class. You will be able to see the instructor, ask questions, and join in on discussions just like you would if attending in person.

Mark Fleming        
Executive Director

Improve Your Production Planning and Scheduling Skills Now!

  • In the Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course, you will learn the administrative processes that cover all aspects of operations, from workforce activities to product delivery, that take place in a manufacturing company.
  • Receive training from a 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 $1999.00.   Available Discounts.
  • Public Class and Webinar Schedule is in the right column.

Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course Description

This course examines the basic concepts of what to produce, when to produce, how much to produce, etc. to create finished products.  

Your three-day class presents the industry recommended fundamentals of production planning and scheduling.

Manufacturers are under intense pressure to reduce lead times and deliver just-in-time by converting from make-to-stock to make-to-order.

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

In Module Two you will learn about forecasting principles. The class will take an extensive look at forecasting to provide you with an understanding of industry recommended procedures for reliable prediction. 

In Module Three you will learn about sales and operations planning (S&OP). Your company’s mission statement is management’s vision for what the company needs to accomplish. The S&OP is management’s guidance on how to accomplish the mission. In other words, the mission statement tells you what to do, and the S&OP tells you how to do it.

In Module Four you will learn about the master schedule. The master schedule is the tool used to guide production in a make-to-stock environment. It also plays a supporting role in a make-to-order environment.

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

In Module Six we look at Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

In Module Seven you will learn about capacity management.

In Module Eight we discuss Production Activity Control (PAC), the most important module in the course! 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.

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

In Module Ten, another important module, you will learn about the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Drum-Buffer-Rope.

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

And finally, in Module Twelve we will discuss system integration and implementation.

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 under utilize these systems. 

Registration

Registering another Person

If you want to register for another person, click on the registration link and enter your information in the Billing Information section, uncheck the Student Information same as Billing Information box at the bottom of the form, then enter your student information.  If you experience any difficulty with online checkout, please call customer service 24/7 at 888-632-2093.

Registering by Purchase Order

If you need to register using a purchase order, email a copy to info@academyofbusinesstraining.com (be sure to list class name, class date, student name, student address, student phone number, and student email address).

To Register by Phone

To pay by credit or debit card using customer service 24/7 call 888-632-2093 .

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Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course Outline

Module One: Overview of Planning and Control

Manufacturing versus Service Operations
Customer Influence in Design
Process Categories
Order Winners and Order Qualifiers
Business Environment Issues
Process Analysis and Information Flows
General Information Flows
How Technology and New Software Are Changing
Manufacturing

Module Two: Forecasting Fundamentals

Fundamental Principles of Forecasting
Major Categories of Forecasts
Forecast Errors

Module Three: Sales and Operations Planning

Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
General Design of Sales and Operations Planning
Approaches to Sales and Operations Planning
Strategies for S & OP
Qualitative Issues
Some Business Environment Issues

Module Four:  The Master Schedule

Background and Links to the SOP
Master Schedule Horizon
Time Fences
Sources of Demand
Basic Methodology
Impact of Product Environment
Available-to-Promise Logic
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
Inventory Control

Module Six: Material Requirements Planning

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

Capacity Definitions
Rough-cut Capacity Planning
Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
Input/Output Control
Capacity Measures
General Approach the Capacity Management

Module Eight: Production Activity Control

General PAC Information and Data
Prioritizing Work
Scheduling
Loading
Corrective Actions

Module Nine: Lean Production and JIT

Fundamental Concepts
Some Impacts on Capacity
The Pull System
Kanban
Using the Kanban System for Process Improvement
Master Scheduling and Lean Production
Are MRP and JIT Compatible?

Module Ten:  Theory of Constraints and Drum-Buffer-Rope

Fundamental Principles of the Theory of Constraints
Understanding and Managing the Constraints
Improving the Process using TOC Principles
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 Procurement
Distribution Requirement Planning
Using BOD
DRP in a  Lean Production Pull Environment

Module Twelve: System Integration and Implementation

General System Design and Selection
Push, Pull, or Somewhere in Between
General Implementation Approaches

Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?

If you are experiencing problems with any of the following, we can help:

  • unprecedented growth
  • supply chain issues
  • cash management issues
  • introduction of new technologies
  • development of a company mission statement or S&OP
  • poor customer service
  • poor internal training development
  • declining or stagnant sales
  • high employee turn-over
  • no accountability for managers

Our account managers can work with you to improve the performance of your workforce in two ways:

  1. Our account managers can help you put together a comprehensive employee training program proven to be one of the best returns on investment there is.
  2. A business consultant to provide expert advice in a particular area such as management and leadership, accountancy, human resources, customer service, finance, or supply chain management. 

Start to improve your bottom line today by contacting your account manager by email at info@academyofbusinesstraining.com or call us 24/7 888-632-2093.

What Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course Students Are Saying...

Ten Most Recent Student Evaluations:

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.
R. K.
Company: Liberty Carton Company


This class is especially useful for anyone looking for ERP systems or implementing new software.
K. K.
Company: Tigé Boats, Inc.


Class was very helpful...will be nice to be "armed with knowledge."
L. B.
Very helpful to someone new to MRP systems.
M. I.
Company: Hydro Extrusions


I am new to planning and felt that I got a lot out of this course.
M. G.
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.
E. B.
Company: Hughes-Peters


Really specific. The instructor was able to answer all my questions.
L. V.
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.
C. S.
Company: Connor Sports

Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 15 – 17, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 13 – 15, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 10 – 12, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., July 15 – 17, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., August 12 – 14, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., September 9 – 11, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., October 14 – 16, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., November 11 – 13, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., December 9 – 11, 2020

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

Registration

Registering another Person

If you want to register for another person, click on the registration link and enter your information in the Billing Information section, uncheck the Student Information same as Billing Information box at the bottom of the form, then enter your student information.  If you experience any difficulty with online checkout, please call customer service 24/7 at 888-632-2093.

Registering by Purchase Order

If you need to register using a purchase order, email a copy to info@academyofbusinesstraining.com (be sure to list class name, class date, student name, student address, student phone number, and student email address).

To Register by Phone

To pay by credit or debit card using customer service 24/7 call 888-632-2093 .