Effective Production Planning And Control


An effective production planning & control system helps to maintain inventory at proper level, hence minimizes wastage. It helps to have better control over raw material inventory, which contributes to effective purchasing. Having in place a sound system of production planning & control, everything in relate to production is planned well in advance of operation. Therefore, it helps in minimizing capital investment in equipment and inventories.

  • Clarifying how your role as an administrative professional will be changed by including managerial responsibilities.
  • Recognizing and implementation of effective communication skills.
  • Understanding personal leadership styles.
  • Implementing excellent performance management techniques.
  • Increasing your understanding of self-management skills.
  • Building motivated and effective teams.
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Course Objective

  • Understand the benefits of aggregate planning and identify the suitable aggregate planning methods for 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).
  • Elevate material planning linkage to operational effectiveness.
  • Attain practical operation scheduling and inventory control techniques that are available and can be applied.
  • Acquire various production planning and control tools.
  • Improve production efficiency, save time, cost and inventory.
  • Enhance forecasting skills by applying proven methods.
  • Learn the reports, evaluation tools and techniques for the analysis of production problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the strategic implications of the Production Planning and Control (PPC).
  • Appreciate the concept demand management and forecasting.
  • Appreciate the link between demand management and Master Production.
  • Schedule.
  • Understand the main PPC systems.
  • Appreciate the importance of capacity planning.
  • Understand the importance of controlling production activities.

Target Participants : Production planning Quality assurance, Productivity improvement, Supervisors, Officers, Executives.
Duration : 2 Days


Fundamentals of Production Planning & Control

– Inputs
– Outputs
– Types of plans

Analysis of the roles and responsibilities

– Marketing & sales
– Planning & scheduling
– Materials
– Production

Performance Indicators

– Customer OTD
– Down Time
– Inventory Turns
– Stock Variance
– Cost Savings
– Primary and Secondary Performance Indicators
– The Cascading Effect
– Effective Production Planning Meeting

Production Planning & Control

– Forecasting
– Aggregate Planning & Capacity Planning
– Master Scheduling for Production (MPS)
– Material Requirement Planning (MRP)
– Operations Scheduling (OS)
– Inventory Management

Working as A Team – Team Dynamics

– How to Identify, Develop and Maintain a Winning Team
– Resolving Team Conflicts, Handle Difficult / Defensive Employees
– Instill Team Values among Team Players

Challenges and Expectations

– Pareto Principle
– ABC Analysis
– Situation Analysis & Problem-Solving Tools
– JIT for materials
– Fishbone Analysis
– Losses analysis
– Problem solving skills: PDCA, DMAIC
– Reporting and Analytical Tools

Production Methods

– 3 Production Methods: MP; BP; MC
– Push vs Pull Based Production Method
– How to OPTIMIZE Each Production Method ?

Optimizing Capacity Utilization

– Techniques in Optimizing Capacity Utilization
– Effective Subcontract Management
– Basic Calculation of Capacity Utilization

Changing Roles Of Production Planning

– Why Production Schedule Not Effective ?
– Strategic vs Functional Roles of Production Planner
– 5M and SWOT Analysis


– Critical Ratio + Backlog Analysis to Monitor Schedule Changes
– Effective Techniques in Material Control and MRP Control
– Managing New Production and Scheduling
– Effective Coordination Among Various Departments
– 6 steps in Managing Conflict