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CCOG for MSD 228 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
MSD 228
Course Title:
Production Planning
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Course Description

Examines implementation and management of production planning systems, including master production scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity and inventory planning and production activity control. Explores contemporary approaches such as: Just-In-Time, Kanban System, vendor management inventory, and the relationship of enterprise-level planning and control systems to the overall materials flow. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 

  • Apply knowledge of inventory flow and planning models to design processes that will produce the best production planning outcomes using Just-In-Time (JIT), Kanban and lean material requirement planning.

  •  Apply knowledge of capacity planning and space utilization in a production facility to ensure timely production scheduling to meet customer demands.                      

  •  Use an understanding of production data to create production plans or schedules, including production capacity requirements, material planning, and delivery schedules. 

  •   Apply knowledge of different lean material management concepts to implement the  most efficient production planning.

  •   Implement production plans or schedules to optimize production and reduce waste.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Various individual and/or group skill-building activities such as case studies, role-plays, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Exams comprised of essay and/or objective questions, or an individual and/or team project or paper which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes