Lectures, in class simulations, problem solving, and analysis requiring interaction with other students and instructor.
1. Introduction to Manufacturing Planning and Control; and Enterprise Resource Planning.
2. Introduction to Demand Management and Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment.
3. Asessment of Forecasting Information, application of Forecasting Methods (qualitative and quantitative), and assessment of Forecast Accuracy.
4. Application of Sales and Operations Planning fundamentals.
5. Application of Master Production Scheduling techniques.
6. Introduction to Material Requirements Planning concepts, order quantity calculations and transaction processing.
7. Introduction to Capacity Requirements Planning and Scheduling.
8. Introduction to Production Activity Control techniques and Theory of Constraints systems.
9. Application of Master Scheduling techniques.
10. Introduction to Distribution Requirements Planning (transportation networks, forecast allocations, distribution center decisions).
11. Introduction to Supply Chain Logistics elements and analysis.
12. Application of Operations Strategies to Manufacturing Planning and Control.
After completing this course, a successful student will be able to:
1. evaluate each stage of the Manufacturing Planning and Control System using performance metrics;
2. demonstrate understanding of Enterprise Resource Plans in relation to Manufacturing Plans and support activities;
3. apply demand management concepts and functions to goods or services environments;
4. analyze forecast data, apply forecasting techniques, and evaluate forecast accuracy;
5. analyze Sales and Operations Plan activities;
6. apply Master Production Scheduling techniques in assorted environments;
7. apply Material Requirements Planning ordering techniques;
8. create Capacity Planning schedules;
9. demonstrate understanding of Production Activity Control principles and theories, and work sequencing techniques;
10. evaluate Distribution Requirements Planning decisions;
11. evaluate Supply Chain Logistics decisions (ie: warehousing, transport, inventory replenishment);
12. contrast Manufacturing Planning and Control decisions to Operations Strategy.
Group Written Project(s) 10-20%
Individual Written Assignment(s) 10-20%
Note: Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined examination components to pass the course.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.