In today’s competitive global and business environment, it is essential to have a thorough knowledge and understanding of production planning and scheduling so as to reduce the overall manufacturing costs and thus improve productivity. Production planning and scheduling are concerned with the volume and timing of outputs, the utilization of operations capacity, forecasting and developing material requirement plans, managing inventory, and managing for world class competition, just-in-time manufacturing and managing for quality.


2 Days

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for executive and managerial level of the manufacturing sector who involved in:

  • Production planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Productivity improvement


By the end of the session, you would be able to:

  • Appreciate the roles of production planning, scheduling and control, and its objectives, functions.
  • Explain a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of operation.
  • Exercise and enhance your forecasting skills by applying proven methods.
  • Understand the benefits of aggregate planning and identify the suitable aggregate planning methods for your production plan.
  • Understand the principles of demand and capacity management, and Master Production Scheduling mechanism.
  • Identify the process of creating accurate and feasible Master Scheduling for Production (MPS).
  • Describe benefits, principles and mechanisms of Material Requirement Planning (MRP).
  • Elevate material planning linkage to operational effectiveness.
  • Attain practical operation scheduling and inventory control techniques that are available and can be applied.
  • Learn the reports, evaluation tools and techniques for the analysis of production problems.
  • Acquire various production planning and control tools.
  • Improve your production efficiency, save time, cost and inventory.
  • Extend your professional skills and add your career value.

Course Outlines

Operation Management and Production Planning & Control

  • Learn the objectives and function of operation management, and the interrelationship between Production Planning & Control


  • Recognize the importance of accurate forecast, the types & applications of forecast, and how to apply the proven methods for rational forecast
  • Activity: Exercise on forecasting

Aggregate Planning & Capacity Planning

  • Understand the theory behind aggregate planning & capacity planning and various aggregate planning methods. Apply Break-Even Analysis in job design and capacity planning
  • Activity: Case study

Master Scheduling for Production (MPS)

  • Appreciate the accuracy of Master Production Schedule (MPS), and understand the steps and process in doing MPS
  • Activity: Case study

Material Requirement Planning (MRP)

  • Comprehend the definitions and benefits of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), and gain knowledge on Bills of Material (BOM) – as critical success factors for MRP implementation

Operations Scheduling (OS)

  • Realize the relationship of Operations Scheduling (OS) with the above subjects. Apply the scheduling techniques (internal focus) and sequencing techniques (external focus) to construct convincing OS

Inventory Management

  • Learn to apply ABC & VED analysis for materials management, and recognize the various costs in inventory. Identify the relativity of quantity discounts in inventory management
  • Activity: Exercise on inventory costing

Inhouse Training Framework - ADDIE Model

In GIN, we will work with you to modify courses or develop one to meet the specific requirements of your business. To assure your investment on training is not wasted and to maximize the value of the in-house program, we apply the ADDIE model – a dynamic, flexible guideline for building effective training and performance support tools. You may learn more about ADDIE model here.

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