Syllabus

Unit 1: OPC - A Framework

Introduction

Objectives

Environment - problems with success

Behind the scenes

Data requirements

Developing a preliminary plan

Putting the ideas into practice

Bradford Production Control Game

What do you do with the information?

Structuring the problem

Coping with complexity

Summary

References

Question Paper 1: Dealing with developments

Unit 2: Operations Scheduling

Introduction

Objectives

Issues in operations scheduling

An approach to dealing with complexity

Requirements of a scheduling method

Finding good schedules

Optimising methods

Mathematical programming

Heuristics: loading rules

Cambell, Dudek, Smith method

Summary

Question Paper 2: Bruddersford Herald

Unit 3: Inventory Management

Introduction

Objectives

Types of inventory

Functions of inventory

Materials management function

Inventory control techniques

Order point systems

Extension of the basic EOQ model

Order timing decisions

Criticisms of order point models

Summary

Question Paper 3: Hospital stores

Unit 4: Material Requirements Planning

Introduction

Objectives

Planning complex products

Basic manufacturing equation

Basic MRP record

Bills of materials

Linked MRP records

Operating MRP

Summary

Question Paper 4: Luggage trolleys

Unit 5: World Class Operations (WCO)

Introduction

Objectives

To compete with the best

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII)

Optimised Production Technology (OPT)

Just-in-Time and Japanese manufacturing systems

Achieving world class manufacturing

Summary

References

Internet Resources

Question Paper 5: Massey Ferguson JIT purchasing and Supply