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Introduction to Production Planning and Control

Free online course on the scope of production planning, control, and the benefits of inventory in the engineering field.

Engineering
Free Course
This free online course on Introduction to Production Planning and Control will give you a detailed guide on the scope of production planning, production control, and capacity planning of industrial engineering. Learn about inventory, the need for inventory, the benefits of inventory, and the models of inventory as it relates to the optimization of resources of an organization. Begin this course today and improve your engineering knowledge.
  • Duration

    5-6 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    NPTEL
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course on the Introduction to Production Planning and Control will begin by introducing you to the scope of production planning and the need for production planning. You will learn about the activities carried out under production planning and control. You will learn about the concept of aggregate planning, material master production schedule, the stages of production planning, and production control.

This course will then introduce you to capacity planning, the importance of capacity planning and the crucial factors to consider when planning for capacity As well as the different methods used to deal with long and short term capacity planning. You will also learn about scheduling and priority sequencing.

This course will then explain the concept of inventory, the need for maintaining inventory, and the benefits of maintaining inventory. You will learn about the ABC analysis of inventory, the QR model, and the periodic inventory models. You will also learn how to establish optimum lot size formula and how to take into account the lead time in determining the reorder point. Finally, you will be introduced to the Wilson model and the Gradual replenishment model of inventory.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you should be able to:


  • Discuss production planning and control in industrial engineering.
  • Explain the concept of capacity planning.
  • Discuss the crucial factor that should be considered during capacity planning. 
  • Explain the stages of production planning and production control.
  • Explain the concept of Inventory in industrial engineering.
  • Analyze the different methodologies of inventory.
  • Discuss the ABC analysis of inventory.
  • Explain the Wilson model of inventory. 
  • Discuss the gradual replenishment model of inventory.

Certification

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