Essentials of Manufacturing Planning-Pune 19th & 20th May 2011

Essentials of Manufacturing Planning-Pune 19th & 20th May 2011


About The Event



The globalization of business has led to proliferation of products, shortened product life cycles, redesigning the supply chain to suit the market place and manufacturing efficiencies to meet the market requirements at the lowest cost. The onus on manufacturing is more than ever before to ensure tight control of inventories and proper production and capacity planning to meet the demand of the market place. This is best achieved by close coordination between sales and manufacturing accompanied by manufacturing planning at all levels to meet the required demand. The age old axiom "Plan you work and work your plan" is more relevant in these days of hectic competition and increasing customer demands.

The course will cover different aspects of Planning Cycles, starting with Business Planning, and Sales Planning, MPS, MRP, Capacity Planning, Production Activity Control and Prioritizing and sequencing. The curriculum will be based on APICS USA's CPIM Certification Program.

Learning Benefits 
At the end of the program, the participants will understand the various planning cycles in manufacturing industry and also relate to the ERP modules used in their organizations. The participants will be able to perform better in their jobs as their insights into the various functions in the organization and their coordination will be enhanced by attending the program.

Program Outline

Session 1: Planning Sequence

Business Planning

S and OP

Master Production Schedule

Materials requirement Planning

Capacity Planning

Job Shop Planning

Session 2: Sales and Operations Planning

Evolution of S & OP


Management Considerations


Validating the Plan

Session 3: Master Planning Schedule

Concepts and Purpose

Linking MPS to business environment

Management Considerations

MPS Process

Time Fences


MPS Performance measurement

Session 4: Materials Requirement Planning

MRP in relation to MPS

Information identification

Characteristics of MRP


Maintaining the validity of MRP

Interaction with Other Systems

Session 5: Capacity Planning

How facilities expand

Five ways to determine space requirements.

Balancing needs with availability.

Recognizing features and types of space.

Adjustments for fit and function.

Four basic flow patterns and their benefits.

Session 6: Prioritizing and Sequencing

Interface with other Planning Processes


Understanding the schedule development

Plan Execution

Performance Measurement

Why you cannot miss this Program?
The curriculum follows APICS, USA's Basics of Supply Chain Management program, which is a part of their CPIM Certification program. This certification is considered to be one of the most sought after certifications in the world in the Manufacturing function. Thus the Participant will learn the state of the art planning processes in Manufacturing.

Who Should Attend?
Manufacturing personnel with 1-5 years of experience working in the discrete Manufacturing industry

Including the following

  • Plant and Manufacturing Managers
  • Manufacturing and Process Engineers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Lean Manufacturing implementation teams
  • Business Analysts and Consultants

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