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Operations Planning Control

The benefits of an effective Operations Planning and Control (OPC) system can be impressive. Vollmann (1997) quotes examples of cost reduction, increased labour productivity, reduced lead times, and increased inventory turns.

The scope for improvement is often very great as there are many weak OPC systems. OPC systems provide people in organisations with information so that they can make intelligent decisions. They are there to support effective operations management.

OPC systems need to support: responsiveness to customers; co-ordination of the activities of internal departments and external suppliers; effective deployment of people; efficient use of facilities; efficient management of materials.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Operations Planning Control Diploma

Operations Planning Control Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1: OPC - A Framework

Introduction

Objectives

Environment - problems with success

Behind the scenes

Data requirements

Developing a preliminary plan

Putting the ideas into practice

Bradford Production Control Game

What do you do with the information?

Structuring the problem

Coping with complexity

Summary

References

Question Paper 1: Dealing with developments

Unit 2: Operations Scheduling

Introduction

Objectives

Issues in operations scheduling

An approach to dealing with complexity

Requirements of a scheduling method

Finding good schedules

Optimising methods

Mathematical programming

Heuristics: loading rules

Cambell, Dudek, Smith method

Summary

Question Paper 2: Bruddersford Herald

Unit 3: Inventory Management

Introduction

Objectives

Types of inventory

Functions of inventory

Materials management function

Inventory control techniques

Order point systems

Extension of the basic EOQ model

Order timing decisions

Criticisms of order point models

Summary

Question Paper 3: Hospital stores

Unit 4: Material Requirements Planning

Introduction

Objectives

Planning complex products

Basic manufacturing equation

Basic MRP record

Bills of materials

Linked MRP records

Operating MRP

Summary

Question Paper 4: Luggage trolleys

Unit 5: World Class Operations (WCO)

Introduction

Objectives

To compete with the best

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)

Optimised Production Technology (OPT)

Just-in-Time and Japanese manufacturing systems

Achieving world class manufacturing

Summary

References

Internet Resources

Question Paper 5: Massey Ferguson JIT purchasing and Supply

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
Operations Planning Control

The benefits of an effective Operations Planning and Control (OPC) system can be impressive. Vollmann (1997) quotes examples of cost reduction, increased labour productivity, reduced lead times, and increased inventory turns.

The scope for improvement is often very great as there are many weak OPC systems. OPC systems provide people in organisations with information so that they can make intelligent decisions. They are there to support effective operations management.

OPC systems need to support: responsiveness to customers; co-ordination of the activities of internal departments and external suppliers; effective deployment of people; efficient use of facilities; efficient management of materials.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Operations Planning Control Diploma

Operations Planning Control Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Unit 1: OPC - A Framework

Introduction

Objectives

Environment - problems with success

Behind the scenes

Data requirements

Developing a preliminary plan

Putting the ideas into practice

Bradford Production Control Game

What do you do with the information?

Structuring the problem

Coping with complexity

Summary

References

Question Paper 1: Dealing with developments

Unit 2: Operations Scheduling

Introduction

Objectives

Issues in operations scheduling

An approach to dealing with complexity

Requirements of a scheduling method

Finding good schedules

Optimising methods

Mathematical programming

Heuristics: loading rules

Cambell, Dudek, Smith method

Summary

Question Paper 2: Bruddersford Herald

Unit 3: Inventory Management

Introduction

Objectives

Types of inventory

Functions of inventory

Materials management function

Inventory control techniques

Order point systems

Extension of the basic EOQ model

Order timing decisions

Criticisms of order point models

Summary

Question Paper 3: Hospital stores

Unit 4: Material Requirements Planning

Introduction

Objectives

Planning complex products

Basic manufacturing equation

Basic MRP record

Bills of materials

Linked MRP records

Operating MRP

Summary

Question Paper 4: Luggage trolleys

Unit 5: World Class Operations (WCO)

Introduction

Objectives

To compete with the best

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)

Optimised Production Technology (OPT)

Just-in-Time and Japanese manufacturing systems

Achieving world class manufacturing

Summary

References

Internet Resources

Question Paper 5: Massey Ferguson JIT purchasing and Supply

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
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