This course introduces participants to the principles of effective planning. The course presents the concepts of planning at each level, from strategic to tactical. Participants work together to solve problems, develop plans, build teams, and present solutions. Through this course, they learn the essential ingredients of effective planning and have an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.

This course will impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic planning principles and techniques that are used at each level of the planning process, to providing practical examples and exercises, that give participants an opportunity to improve their planning, teamwork, and presentation skills.


  • Planning Foundations (I)

  • Planning Foundations (II)

  • Long-Range Planning

  • Forecasting

  • Sales and Operations Planning

  • Controlling the Sales and Operations Plan

  • Midterm Examination and Making Effective Presentations

  • Master Scheduling (I)

  • Master Scheduling (II)

  • Master Scheduling (III)

  • Future Planning Topics

  • Final Examination