Industry Forum

The Principles of Operations Planning

Course Overview

The Principles of Operations Planning course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Operations Planning.

You will learn, tools, techniques, calculations and methodology alongside application techniques to deliver results in your workplace.


Who Should Attend?

Those in a  role with a heavy emphasis on operations or in a management role within the supply chain.  This could include:

  • Supply Chain
  • Planners
  • Senior Managers in Sales Roles
  • Commercial Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Production Managers

Certification

Upon completion of the course you will receive an APICS Principles of Operations Planning Certificate.

Topics Covered

  • Operation Management Foundations
  • Planning Foundations
  • Forecasting
  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Aggregate Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling Foundations
  • Master Scheduling Processes
  • Operations Systems
  • Examination Preparation

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why Choose Industry Forum?

Industry Forum is an approved APICS Channel Partner offering a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training, audit and consultancy services.

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.  They have all been through the APICS Instructor Development Programme.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.


Course booking details

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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