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). We take an in-depth look at the latest software, MRP II, an expanded version of MRP that incorporates additional functionalities to manage the entire manufacturing process. It integrates production planning and control with other key areas, such as finance, human resources, and customer management. MRP II considers material requirements and capacity planning, resource allocation, scheduling, and cost management. MRP II enables better coordination and control across different departments by providing a holistic view of manufacturing operations, facilitating efficient decision-making.
In Module Seven, you will learn about capacity management.
In Module Eight, we discuss Production Activity Control (PAC), the most important module in planner training! You will learn how to plan production most efficiently 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).