Production Planning, Scheduling, and Control Training Course

IMPROVE YOUR PRODUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL SKILLS NOW

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  • Production Planning and Scheduling 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.
  • 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.

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PRODUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL COURSE DESCRIPTION

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 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.

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. 

We then examine the technologies changing every aspect of the supply chain:  We take an in-depth look at:

  • Industry 4.0
  • The Smart Factory
  • Cloud Technology
  • The Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Advanced Robotics
  • 3D Printing
  • Blockchain 
  • Mobile Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality

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).

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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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.

PRODUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL 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

WHAT PRODUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL STUDENTS ARE SAYING...

Production Planning and Scheduling Course
Average Rating: 4.65 out of 5 stars
Votes: 28
Reviews: 24

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


I learned many new ideas. I can't wait to take new ideas and implement.
S. P.
Company: Akro-Mils


Instructor did a great job answering questions and following through with making sure I understood information.
L. W.
Company: Taica North America


Very informative – lots of ideas to bring home.
S.R.
Company: IMS Companies

PRODUCTION PLANNING, SCHEDULING, AND CONTROL COURSE PUBLIC CLASS AND WEBINAR SCHEDULE

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., September 4 – 6, 2019 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  October 2 – 4, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  November 6 – 8, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri.,  December 4 – 6, 2019

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 .

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