Strategic Production Planning, Scheduling and Control

This course aims to satisfy the manufacturing sector needs of skilled workforce to establish and implement strategic production planning and scheduling to meet production targets and cycle time indices. ​

Today’s manufacturing businesses must plan, schedule, monitor and control their production activities in response to constantly disrupted operations and highly volatile market demand, which necessitates a constant review of their manufacturing system and process decisions to ensure that they are still accurately responding to competing and rapidly changing business priorities, maintaining service levels with appropriate inventory sizing, and effectively delivering profit across a broad range of products with limited available resources.  This necessitates a structured collaborative process to entice everyone to work cross-functionally across the organization as a whole, to stay on top of all changes. That is, a periodic review and adjustment to the demand, supply, and inventory plan in order to produce more products and gain market faster, at higher margins, and with more customer needs, and, most importantly, to avoid operating in functional and regional silos. The gap to address, as an enterprise-wide company, is the need for a structured collaborative process that focuses on what to manufacture, and at what pace, in order to sustain that Resilience in Production.

Programme Objective

Who Should Attend:


1. Professionals seeking in-depth knowledge on production planning and control.
2. Those wish to review the important concepts in production planning and control.
3. This programme is also suitable for employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration in production planning.

Programme Outline

1. Introduction to production planning and control

– Purpose of production planning, order sequencing, production scheduling and production control
– Manufacturing operation process – production philosophy
– Advantages of production control
– Sources of production control
– Characteristics of modern manufacturing management – MRP II process


2. Frame work of production planning and control

– Problems faced by production managers in diverse manufacturing units
– Resolving the issues
– Strategies for production planning and control


3. Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

– Forecasting and demand management
– Master production scheduling (MPS) activity
– Symptoms of MPS
– Aggregate planning
– Work exercises


4. Capacity Requirement Planning

– Capacity management and planning
– Types of capacity planning
– Factors affecting facility and capacity planning


5. Materials Requirement Planning (MRP II)

– MRPII overview
– Independent and dependent demands
– Materials planning process


6. Inventory Control (IC)

– Inventory planning involving management and control
– Finished good inventories control
– Calculations on lot order sizing


7. Production Scheduling and Technique

– Scheduling objectives
– Job scheduling –Forward/Back scheduling
– Input/Output control
– Dispatching rules –FIFS, ODD, SPT. etc
– Critical ratio rule 


8. Theory of constraint (TOC) principles

– What is TOC?
– Bottleneck and non bottleneck resources
– Generic TOC principles
– Drum-buffer-rope (DBR) scheduling


9. Just-In-Time Manufacturing

– Principles of JIT
– Identify the causes of JIT wastes
– JIT manufacturing key activities and its features
– JIT implementation and its draw back.
– Continuous improvement
– The primary causes of inventories
– Schedule released and planned areas

This course adheres to the SSG Skills Framework <Production Planning-PRE-OPR-4054-1.1>. Trainees who attended at least 75% of the scheduled class, demonstrated competency in the WSQ assessment, and participated during the scheduled class will receive these two e-certificates with the aforementioned skills under the SSG Skills Framework.



Programme Fee



*Course fees before GST

Note that purchases of goods and services from GST-registered businesses will be subject to GST at 8% GST and it will be adjusted to 9% GST from 1st January 2024. The GST amount calculated will be based on full course fees.


Candidates must meet one of the following requirements:


Completed PSLE and are able to speak, read and write in basic English’

Some experience in production and operations


Terms & Conditions

1. All notice of transfer/withdrawal / deferment must be given in writing and submitted at least 2 weeks prior to course commencement.


2. An administrative fee of $60 (GST inclusive) will be imposed if notice is received less than 2 weeks.


3. If notice of withdrawal is received:

– At least 1 week before commencement of the course, a 20% of the full course fee will be charged. For government-funded course, a 20% of full course fee before funding will be charged.
– Less than 1 week before commencement of the course, a 30% of the full course fee will be charged. For government-funded course, a 30% of full course fee before funding will be charged.
– No show on the scheduled date, a full course fee will be levied. For government-funded course, a full course fee before funding will be charged.


4. For all government-funded programmes (WSQ & Non-WSQ), funding is only applicable to:

– Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
– Participants who have achieved at least 75% attendance and passed all required assessments.
– Full course fee will be charged to participants who fail to meet the above-mentioned criteria.


5. Certificates or Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Attendance will only be issued to participants who have achieved 75% attendance and undergo assessment (if applicable).


6. When a course is cancelled, fails to commence or fails to complete under unforeseen circumstances, participant is allowed to defer the intake at no cost or withdraw from the course; under such situation, a full refund of the advance payment will be given.


7. Notice of change in participant’s name must be given in writing, 1no less than 5 days prior to course commencement.


8. SMF reserves the right to change the venue, cancel or postpone the event without prior notice and full refund will be given under such circumstances. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. Please approach your account manager for more queries.


9. SMF Centre for Corporate Learning Pte Ltd has a Data Protection Policy which provides more information about how we collect, use and disclose your personal data. Please click the link below to know more.

Appeal Process

1. The candidate has the right to disagree with the assessment decision made by the assessor.


2. When giving feedback to the candidate, the assessor must check with the candidate if he agrees with the assessment outcome.


3. If the candidate agrees with the assessment outcome, the assessor & the candidate must sign the Assessment Summary Record.


4. If the candidate disagrees with the assessment outcome, he/she should not sign in the Assessment Summary Record.


5. If the candidate intends to appeal the decision, he/she should first discuss the matter with the assessor/assessment manager.


6. If the candidate is still not satisfied with the decision, the candidate must notify the assessor of the decision to appeal. The assessor will reflect the candidate’s intention in the Feedback Section of the Assessment Summary Record.


7. The assessor will notify the assessor manager about the candidate’s intention to lodge an appeal.


8. The candidate must lodge the appeal within 7 days, giving reasons for appeal together with the appeal fee of $108.00 (inclusive of 8% GST).


9. The assessor can help the candidate with writing and lodging the appeal.


10. The assessment manager will collect information from the candidate & assessor and give a final decision.


11. A record of the appeal and any subsequent actions and findings will be made.


12. An Assessment Appeal Panel will be formed to review and give a decision.


13. The outcome of the appeal will be made known to the candidate within 2 weeks from the date the appeal was lodged.


14. The decision of the Assessment Appeal Panel is final and no further appeal will be entertained.


15. Please click the link below to fill up the Candidates Appeal Form.

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