Production Planning and Control

Course Number: INDUSTDY 6950
Course Name: Production Planning and Control (Online)
Course Description:    An investigation and study of the current approach of effective management practices associated with production planning, scheduling, and control. Operations strategy, quality of work life, global competition, lean manufacturing, forecasting methods, supply chain management practices, scheduling and plant facilities layout are stressed.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Managment

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • Understand the role of operations management in the overall business strategy of the firm.
  • Understand the interdependence of the operating system with other key functional areas of the firm.
  • Recall the history and trends of operations management and lean methods.
  • Understand the application of operations management policies and techniques to the service sector, as well as to manufacturing firms.
  • Practice some of the quantitative methods used in operations management for decision making and demonstrate the range of tools appropriate for analysis of operating systems.
  • Identify and evaluate comparative approaches to operations management in a global context.
  • Understand the importance of a manufacturing system and its relationship to the supply chain.
  • Identify and evaluate the key factors and the interdependence of these factors in the design of effective operating systems.
  • Assess process improvement and problems from a systems perspective and examine and evaluate new concepts and methods of operations management.

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1: Production Planning and Control

Unit 1 introduces you to operations management as it relates to the supply chain, as well as the different entities that play a role in operations management. Unit 1 will be the foundation for the remainder of the course, so be sure that you understand the key concepts. You will review them in them next units and some of them will appear on the unit exams.

Unit 2: Managing Processes

Unit 2 builds on the concepts that were introduced in Unit 1. In addition, it presents the Theory of Constraints (TOC). The TOC is used when capacity is limited. Your book The Goal is based upon the TOC, or constraints management. TOC is a different philosophy than just-in-time (JIT). Unit 2 will also focus on capacity management, layout, location, and forecasting as it relates to the supply chain.

In Unit 2, we will review the principles we learned in Unit 1. In addition, we'll expand upon the manufacturing system in the layout section and we compare and contrast JIT with the TOC.

Be sure to take the weekly quizzes after each lesson. And remember, the unit exams are cumulative. The Unit 2 Examination will deal with material from Units 1 and 2.

Unit 3

Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to

  • Identify the nature of supply chains for service providers and manufacturers.
  • Determine key design issues and measures associated with supply chain processes.
  • Give real examples of strategic applications in service and manufacturing situations.
  • Identify the differences between the types of inventory and how to manage the quantities of each type.
  • Define the key factors that determine the appropriate choice of an inventory system.
  • Calculate the economic order quantity and apply it to various situations.
  • Develop policies for both the continuous review and periodic review inventory control systems.
  • Compare and contrast various material requirements planning (MRP) systems.
  • Describe a master production schedule and the information it provides.
  • Apply MRP principles to the provision of services and distribution inventories.

Grading Criteria for Activities

Assignment Percentage
Unit 1 Quizzes 5%
Unit 1 Individual Assignments 5%
Unit 1 Discussions 10%
Unit 1 Exam 1 10%
Unit 2 Quizzes 5%
Unit 2 Individual Assignments 5%
Unit 2 Discussions 10%
Unit 2 Exam 2 15%
Unit 3 Quizzes 5%
Unit 3 Individual Assignments 5%
Unit 3 Discussions 10%
Unit 3 Exam 3 15%
Total: 100%

Grading Scale

A 93% - 100%
A- 90% - 92%
B+ 87% - 89%
B 83% - 86%
B- 80% - 82%
C+ 77% - 79%
C 73% - 76%
C- 70% - 72%
D+ 67% - 69%
D 60% - 66%
F 0% - 59%


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