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Team-based digital learning

Your team will learn:

  • Manufacturing methods
  • Operating models
  • Keep it lean
  • Value stream
  • Lean concepts
  • Goldratt’s theory
  • Quality management
  • Six Sigma
  • High-performance teams
  • Health and safety

Manufacturing & Production Management course

Develop a deep understanding of how manufacturing environments and strategies can optimize supply chains with our manufacturing management courses. From process design, factory layout, capacity, and resource planning, we explore the core elements that can influence supply chain design.

Having a better understanding of manufacturing best practices and challenges can help in optimizing daily activities and many “manufacturing methods” can impact modern procurement and supply chain functions. Develop a thorough working knowledge of manufacturing processes and learn how it can improve supply chain design from factory layout, capacity, and resource planning.

Manufacturing methods

Learn about the different manufacturing methods and processes such as job shop, batch, repetitive and continuous, and the different characteristics of each.

Operating models

Explore the different operating models from engineer to order, make to order, assemble to order, configure to order, make to stock, and pipeline.

Keep it lean 

Understand the benefits of lean as lean principles, and how can help eliminate waste. Explore its five core principles and recognize the eight different types of waste and the importance of controlling overburden and unevenness.

Value stream

Learn how to use value stream maps to identify sources of waste and understand that value stream mapping is a tool for continuous improvement and creating standardized processes. 

Lean concepts

Develop solid understanding of key lean concepts like 5S, continuous improvement/ Kaizen and PDCA. Explore the lean culture of respect for people, empowerment, cross-training, and Gemba Walks.

Goldratt’s theory

Learn the Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints, which has wide-ranging applications, especially in supply chain management and optimization. Understand the five focusing steps for identifying and eliminating constraints in the manufacturing process, such as bottleneck capacity. Learn how to exploit, subordinate, elevate and repeat. Manage trade-offs and seemingly contradictory objectives though Goldratt’s “Thinking Process”.

Quality management

Our deep dive on total quality management (TQM explores key definitions with historical context. We explore TQM as a management approach for long-term success through customer satisfaction. 

Six Sigma

Equip your team with a deep understanding of Six Sigma tools and techniques that you can immediately start using to create value in your job, from Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to the DMAIC method.

High-performance teams

Explore proven scientific techniques for maximizing team performance, from team concepts, roles and responsibilities to team size, skill and flexibility in the workforce. Delve further into best practice techniques for communication, shop floor management, leadership to get things done and the importance of follow-up and feedback.

Health and Safety

Understand industry best practices across industries that all employees must know when working in busy warehouses, shop floors and factories. We learn the importance of H&S training, causes of serious and common injuries at work, factors influencing health and safety, employer and employee obligations, and risk assessments.

We further explore the wider impact on society through “Environment, Education & Development”, and “Efficiency & Health” courses.

On a practical level, we explore the requirements for temperature and lighting, cleanliness and bathroom facilities, first aid requirements, stress in the workplace, drugs, alcohol, violence and harassment, working at height risks and controls, and rules of safe ladder use

Finally, we focus on the labeling and control of hazardous substances. Using safety data sheets, allowable noise levels and controls, HAVS and controls for reducing vibration impact and common requirements for workplace vehicles.

Suitable for the following roles:

  • Demand Planner
  • Supply Planner
  • Inventory Planner
  • Logistics Planner
  • Materials Planner
  • Buyer
  • Purchaser
  • Procurement Officer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Performance Analyst
  • Warehouse Operator
  • Production Line Operator
  • Transportation Operator
  • Dispatcher
  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Warehouse
  • Production Supervisor/Manager
  • Master Scheduling Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Director / VP / SVP Supply Chain

This learning content includes:

  • High-impact
  • Exams &
  • Simulations
  • Expert
  • Application
    based tasks
  • Microlearning
  • Serious
  • Webinar
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