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Manufacturing Planning & Control - overview

The management of material flows and processing activities

The principles for manufacturing planning and control primarily concern with how inventories and production are managed to ensure the greatest possible level of profitability. To be profitable, a company must organize their resources to make the right goods at the right time at the right quality and do so as economically as possible.

In the long and short run, manufacturing must devise plans to balance the demands of the marketplace with the resources and capacity of the company.

Objectives: This course aims to provide insights into how to work with different time horizons and precision in order to plan material flows and production.

Level: Supplementary, you should have worked in the area for some time.

Training Method: Manufacturing Planning & Control - overview is a Module course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method here.

Course Length:Approximately 4 hours active study time.

Price: 70 EURO / student
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Course contents:

Production Systems
Factors included in a production system.

Manufacturing Planning and Control
Introductory description of the planning and control systems used in production processes.

Planning Principles and Objectives
Principles and objectives for manufacturing planning and control.

The Planning Process
Planning levels and level of detail.

Product Complexity
Introductory description of the factors affecting the manufacturing planning and control.

Product Structure for Planning
Description of systems used for product structure.

Flow Times
Description of various flow times.

Production Control
The purpose of production control.

Flow of Materials
Two different control principles that are used to control production administratively.

Convergent and Divergent Flows
General description of the two terms.

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