Operations Management

Training For Manufacturing Companies

Operations Management 2019-10-04T10:06:59-05:00

Cycle Counting (IACET CEU)

Standard course duration: 8 hours

This course provides participants with the knowledge and practical experience of understanding and setting up a cycle count program.

The course uses hands-on exercises based upon company inventory information to both “see” and “do”, enabling participants to achieve a solid understanding of both the principles and the activities of cycle counting. Exercises include inventory ABC classification, determination of count “triggers”, identifying root cause of errors and identifying trial count items.

The course objective is to have participants:

  • Explain the advantages of achieving inventory accuracy through cycle counting
  • Define and develop the parameters of a cycle counting program for your inventory
  • Operate a cycle counting program and collect data for quality management
  • Analyze reports and determine actions to eliminate causes of inaccuracy
  • Monitor, control and manage inventory accuracy through ongoing cycle counting

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the value and benefits of cycle counting, how to set up a cycle counting program and will be able to implement cycle counting in their operations.

To receive the .7 course CEUs, participants must complete the following:

  • 80% attendance of course sessions demonstrated via the sign-in sheet
  • 70% on the post-course assessment

Inventory Management

Standard course duration: 24 hours

This course addresses the major principles of materials management and the functions associated with inventory planning and control. Major topics include: Aggregate Inventory Analysis; ABC Inventory Analysis; Measuring Inventory Performance; Inventory Reporting, Classification and Valuation; Inventory and Production Scheduling; Physical Control of Inventory; Materials Resource Planning; Inventory Cost Consideration; and Visual Management Concepts. It also presents JIT (Just-In-Time) concepts and their application in materials management.

Upon completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of important techniques of materials management and will have gained experience in applying these techniques in company-specific situations.

Master Planning of Resources

Standard course duration: 24 hours

This course explores sales and operations planning processes used to develop production plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives and resource constraints.

The objectives of the course are:

  • Explain the master planning model and key planning elements
  • Identify customer service policies, sources of customer demand, elements of actual demand, techniques for communicating with customers, and measurements of forecast accuracy
  • Understand the distribution network structure
  • Explain the concept of multilevel master scheduling and the final assembly schedule

Upon completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of methodologies and technologies for sales and operations planning processes. Participants will have gained experience in applying these techniques in company-specific situations.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Standard course duration: 24 hours

This course presents material and capacity scheduling techniques including: material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. The objectives of the course are:

  • Describe order review methods, safety-stock processes, effects on investment, inventory policies and performance, independent and dependent demand, importance of data accuracy, timeliness, and effective plans production
  • Define sources of load relative to planned and released orders and use what-if analysis for problem-solving scenarios
  • Examine work center and routing data in order scheduling and resource load establishment. Investigate scheduling and planning, and order release techniques
  • Examine how work center and routing data are used to schedule orders and establish resource load by time period, scheduling and planning techniques in various environments, and techniques for preparing order releases

Upon completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of methodologies and technologies for materials and capacity scheduling. Participants will have gained experience in applying these techniques in company-specific situations.

Just-In-Time (JIT) Planning and Control

Standard course duration: 16 hours

It is important to remember that Just-in-Time (JIT) is not a system that can be implemented. Rather, it is a comprehensive philosophy that is supported by many techniques. The purpose of this course is to present how people and quality are essential to the success of the Just-in-Time approach, how specific tools can aid in the migration to a Just-in-Time environment, and specific concerns and considerations in implementing these tools to support a Just-in-Time environment. Participants will learn about the Just-in-Time approach and how it differs from the traditional approach to manufacturing, the underlying themes of Just-in-Time, and the specific objectives of Just-in-Time. Major topics include: People Involvement and Total Quality; JIT Techniques; JIT Production; JIT Interfaces; and Implementation of Just-in-Time.

Upon completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of JIT concepts and will have gained experience in applying these concepts in company-specific situations.

Managing Suppliers Performance

Standard course duration: 16 hours

The emphasis of this course is on improving suppliers’ performance – quality, cost, delivery, and cycle time. But all the techniques described apply, with equal effectiveness, to the customer company. The course provides the methodology of assessing the effectiveness of customer-supplier relationships and measuring the gap between a company’s present practices and those of an ideal state. It discusses the differences between old and new model of supplier relationship. It presents the importance of materials management, and especially purchasing in the supply management process. Major topics include: getting started on the road to supply management; the elements of the supplier-customer partnership; improving supplier quality; reducing supply costs; inventory and cycle time reduction; The effectiveness of supplier-customer relationship; and Achieving results.

Upon completion of this course participants will have learned the critical aspects of supply management and will have gained experience in applying these concepts in company-specific situations.

Execution and Control of Operations

Standard course duration: 24 hours

This course concentrates on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. It explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, executing quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and controlling and handling inventories. The objectives of the course are:

  • Explain how to schedule production and process plans in the manufacturing process, the impact of variation on business systems, and methods for managing production resources
  • Demonstrate the effect of the facility’s layout on scheduling , workflow, input and output control techniques, and push system techniques
  • Explain bottleneck management, lead-time control operations and technique, reporting activities and data collection techniques, cost systems, impact on decision making, and the effect of specifications and standards on product quality
  • Identify report and data collection techniques, manufacturing environments for all pull systems, interfaces and data exchanges required to execute a plan, and pull systems.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to develop production, quality, and process plans; identify the effect of the facility’s layout on scheduling and workflow; and establish lead-time control.

Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

Standard course duration: 24 hours

This course covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. It provides a complete overview of material flow from internal and external suppliers to and from an organization. The course focuses on the role, objectives and responsibilities of materials management; explains the role of production and master scheduling; describes the purpose and the objectives of inventory, capacity, and distribution management, and defines purchasing objectives and responsibilities. Major topics include: Introduction; Forecasting; Master Planning; Materials Requirements Planning; Capacity Management & Production Activity Control; Inventory Fundamentals; Inventory Management; Physical Distribution; Quality Management and Purchasing; and Just-in-Time Manufacturing.

Upon completion of this course participants will learn efficient methods of managing a supply chain and their application in company-specific situations. The company’s operating processes will be used in the course to provide a practical application of the acquired knowledge.

Fundamentals of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Standard course duration: 8 hours

This course presents the basic concepts of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), the goals of TPM, cultural changes resulting from TPM and the keys to its successful implementation. It teaches how to identify, isolate, understand and attack the root causes of defects and failures.

Major topics include: TPM concepts; Preventive and predictive maintenance; TPM implementation; Focused equipment maintenance; TPM and lean manufacturing.

Upon completion of this course participants will develop an understanding of TPM methodology and gain experience in applying these techniques in company-specific situations.

Equipment Failure-Free Performance (TPM) Practices

Standard course duration: 40 hours

This course presents the fundamental concepts of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), the goals of TPM, cultural changes resulting from TPM and the keys to its successful implementation. It teaches how to identify, isolate, understand and attack the root causes of defects and failures. It presents step-by-step implementation activities and associated performance measurements. This course also addresses how to satisfy equipment-related sanitary and safety requirements.

Major topics include: TPM Concepts; Preventive and Predictive Maintenance; TPM Implementation; Failure Analysis; Performance Metrics; Focused Equipment Maintenance; Safety Requirements; Sanitary Requirements; Planning and Scheduling; Spare Parts Management; Computerized Maintenance System; TPM and Lean Manufacturing.

Upon completion of this course participants will have developed an understanding of TPM methodology and will have gained experience in applying these techniques in company-specific situations.