A highly interactive training course on

Effective Production Planning,
Scheduling and Control

Introduction to Materials and Operations Management

Session Dates
31 Jul - 04 Aug 2023
Dubai, UAE
18 - 22 Dec 2023
Dubai, UAE

Training Course Overview

This Effective Production Planning, Scheduling and Control training course will introduce delegates to the theories and techniques used to plan and control production within wider supply chains. Delegates will understand the impact of decisions upon by supply and customer partners. 

Supply chains are becoming more integrated, so it is vital that planners are aware of impacts and constraints regarding planning and operational decisions.

This training course will feature:

  • An overview of supply chains
  • Balancing supply and demand
  • Planning at different levels of the organisation
  • Integrating planning processes
  • Monitoring the execution of plans

Training Course Objectives

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:  

  • Understand the planning process
  • Contribute to sales and operations planning
  • Calculate master product schedules
  • Explode bills of materials to a material requirements plan
  • Evaluate expedite de-expedite recommendations

Designed for

This training course will benefit those who have a primary function in developing, maintaining and executing production plans. The growing importance of supply chain management emphasises the need for effective plans

This COPEX training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Master schedulers
  • Production planners
  • Production managers
  • Vendor schedulers
  • Inventory managers

Learning Methods

This COPEX training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes instructor led presentations, delegate exercises, group discussions.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to Production Planning

  • Supply chain management overview
  • Manufacturing role in supply chains
  • Manufacturing environments
  • Why plan
  • Evolution of planning
  • Strategic planning

Day Two: Balancing Demand to Supply

  • Understanding demand
  • Forecasting
  • Planning horizons
  • Master planning
  • Available to promise

Day Three: Detailed Planning to Support Production

  • Material requirements planning
  • Bills of materials
  • Lead time offsets
  • Exploding the bill of materials
  • Capacity planning

Day Four: Inventory Management

  • Aggregate inventory management
  • Valuing inventory
  • Lot sizes
  • Reorder points
  • Periodic review

Day Five: Executing the Plan

  • Production activity control
  • Dispatch rules
  • Monitoring the plan
  • Expediting
  • Theory of constraints

The Certificate

  • COPEX Certificate of Attendance will be provided to delegates who attend and complete the course

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