Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course

Production Planning and Scheduling Training

Get ready to master the processes that govern all production aspects with our dynamic three-day Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course. This course covers you from receipt of work orders to completion.

You can trust our experienced trainers to guide you through the most efficient and effective ways of optimizing production and achieving seamless operations. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a fast-paced manufacturing environment in today’s competitive market.

With our Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course, you will be a force to be reckoned with in the manufacturing industry!

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  • Learn industry recommended production planning and scheduling procedures and best practices.
  • Receive training from a production planning and scheduling professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to six students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three-day class $2,295.00.
  • Available discounts and grants.

What Will I Learn in the Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course?

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

Your three-day planner training presents the industry-recommended production planning, scheduling, and control fundamentals.

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 by analyzing the business environment influencing 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, including 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.

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Production Planning and Scheduling 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)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and Manufacturing Resource Planning II (MRP II)
  • 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 
  • Economic Indicators 

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Production Planning and Scheduling Training Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 5-7, 2024
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., July 10-12, 2024 Full
  • Wed., Thurs., and Fri., August 7-9, 2024 
  • 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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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).

Question Everything!

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

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 production planning 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.