Courses Catalogue

Production Planning And Control

COURSE CODE: MEC4211
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


Analysis, design, and management of production systems. Topics include productivity measurement, forecasting techniques, project planning, inventory systems, aggregate planning, master scheduling, material requirement planning, operations scheduling, and modern approaches to production management such as capacity planning and control

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

On  completion of  this  course, the  students are  expected to  understand the  quantitative analytical methods for analysis, continuous improvement, and design of production systems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify  different  strategies  employed  in  production  and  service  industries  to  plan production and control inventory.
  • Measure the effectiveness, identify likely areas for improvement, develop and implement
  • improved planning and control methods for production systems.
  •  To gain an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental principles and methodologies relevant to planning, design, operation, and control of World-Class Productive systems.
  •  To gain an understanding of the role and importance of productivity in the welfare of society, and learn how to increase productivity and quality for competing in today's global marketplace.
  • To reinforce analytical skills already learned, and build on these skills to further increase
  • your "portfolio" of useful analytical tools.

Learning Outcomes:

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  • Appreciate the importance of production planning and control in a company
  • Utilize the knowledge acquired in the company
  •  Integrate production planning with other company functionsappreciate the importance of capacity planning
  •  Outline the importance of controlling production activities.