Outcome: Production Planning

What you’ll learn to do: explain the components involved in planning and scheduling the production process

Depending on the product being manufactured, operations planning needs to decide where the facility will be located, how the facility will be organized, and the materials needed for production. Another major part of operations planning is scheduling the various activities that go into the production process. In this section you’ll learn about the planning and scheduling aspects of the production process.

The specific things you’ll learn in this section include:

  • Explain facility location
  • Explain facility layout
  • Explain materials-requirement planning (MRP)
  • Explain just-in-time inventory control (JIT)
  • Differentiate between Gantt charts, PERT, and the critical path method