Manufacturing Planning and Management

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Course Overview

The essential elements of a successful Manufacturing Planning and Control system are constantly evolving. This course will help you keep up with the latest trends and provide you with the necessary tools to implement a modern, effective plan and control system.
Regardless of your industry or job title, this course will help you gain an in-depth understanding of Manufacturing Planning and Control.
This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to improve their career or expand their knowledge base.
Yeta Bunjaku
Training Adviser

Key Takeaways

Learn the Key Modules of MPC
Learn manufacturing processes in detail: machining, injection molding, casting, thermoforming, sheet metal forming, 3D printing, electronics assembly, and more.
Identify the process of forecasting and characteristics of forecasts
Design for manufacturing principles, how to plan a multi-step manufacturing process, and important life-cycle considerations of mass-produced products.
Expertise in forecasting error measures

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Course Outline

Part 1
Introduction and Process Planning
An introduction to the scope and significance of manufacturing worldwide, followed by an overview of the structure of 2.008x and highlights of key topics
Machining Injection Molding
Thermoforming and Sheet Metal Forming
Additive Manufacturing
Introduction to Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) and Forecasting
Key Modules of MPC
How to identify the process of forecasting and characteristics of forecasts
How to determine the right supply chain for your product
Ways to develop causal forecasting models using regression approach
Expertise in forecasting error measures
Part 2
Part 2
Quality and Variation
Manufacturing System
Manufacturing Cost
Sustainability and Robotics
Causal, Static and Adaptive Forecasting
How to compare static and adaptive models
Ways to develop moving average, exponential smoothing and Holt’s models
Ability to select the appropriate forecasting tool for your operations
Forecasting and Aggregate Production Planning
How to identify the differences between chase and level strategies
Formulation of aggregate planning models using optimization techniques
How to solve and interpret aggregate planning models using optimization methods
Ways to make pricing and aggregate planning decisions
Aggregate Planning and Cycle Inventory
Economic order quantity and aggregation models
Strategies for cycle inventory reduction
Formulation and solution of inventory models
Part 3
Cycle and Safety Inventory
Implementation of continuous and periodic review policies
How to set safety stocks for different inventory policies
The effects of demand and supply uncertainty
How to understand and develop inventory pooling models
Safety Inventory and Network Design in Supply Chains
How to make network design decisions
E-procurement tools that yield the greatest benefits
Application of transportation and transshipment models
Ways to formulate network models and obtain solutions
Part 4
Network Design and Material Requirement Planning & ERP Systems
Optimization models for supply chain network design
How to identify the differences between independent and dependent demand items
Effective implementation of MPS and time fences
Material Requirement Planning & ERP Systems
MRP: Table, definitions, inputs and outputs
How to perform MRP calculations
When and how to use ERP and APS systems
Concepts of JIT and Lean Systems
The Future of Manufacturing and Conclusion

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
From the course will benefit supply chain professionals in any area of operations. It is also beneficial for any professional who wants to have a clear understanding of manufacturing processes and seek to improve their professional career. It is especially valuable for participants who are accountable for running a cost-effective operation and balancing production and inventory levels with demand to support customer service levels.


What language will the course be taught in and what level of English do I need to take part in an LEORON training program?
Most of our public courses are delivered in English language. You need to be proficient in English to be able to fully participate in the workshop and network with other delegates. For in-house courses we have the capability to train in Arabic, Dutch, German and Portuguese.
Are LEORON Public courses certified by an official body/organization?
LEORON Institute partners with 20+ international bodies and associations.We also award continuing professional development credits (CPE/PDUs) for:1. NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) 2. Project Management Institute PDUs 3. CISI credits 4. GARP credits 5. HRCI recertification credits 6. SHRM recertification credits
What is the deadline for registering to a public course?
The deadline to register for a public course is 14 days before the course starts. Kindly note that occasionally we do accept late registrations as well, but this needs to be confirmed with the project manager of the training program or with our registration desk that can be reached at +91 4 95 5711 or [email protected]
What does the course fee cover?
The course fee covers a premium training experience in a 5-star hotel, learning materials, lunches & refreshments, and for some courses, the certification fee and membership with the accrediting bodies.
Does LEORON give discounts?
Yes, we can provide discounts for group bookings. If you would like to discuss a discount on a corporate level, we will be happy to talk to you.


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