New Course! Essential Skills for Production Control Employees

August 03, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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On Line Training in partnership PDC
Virtual Sessions
Contact [email protected] for questions,

This class is 32 hours of remote classroom instruction taken in 2-hour sessions twice a week over the course of 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: Monday & Weds, Aug 3  to Sept 30, 2020, 4-6pm - led by APICS recognized instructors.  No class on Sept 7 or Sept 28.

Note: This class will be completely on-line.

Course Description 

This course focuses on standard planning and control processes and systems used by Production & Inventory Control professionals in manufacturing companies including: Production and Material Planning & Control (MRP), Inventory Planning & Control, and Capacity Planning & Control (CRP).  All terms and concepts taught in this course are based on the APICS Body of knowledge.


This course is ideal for both new and experienced Production/Inventory Control employees (Production Control Supervisors, Production Planners, Material Planners, Capacity Planners, Planner/Buyers, Schedulers, Expediters and Coordinators), and other P&IC associates who want to hone their job skills and gain practical knowledge in the field of Production & Inventory Control.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  However, it is strongly recommended that students have a basic knowledge or some experience in Production & Inventory Control.

Learning Goals and Results

Students will learn basic terms, concepts, systems, and best practices used by Production and Inventory Control professionals that can immediately be applied in performing their current job and/or used to prepare for a next level job opportunity.  The terminology and concepts learned in this course will also aid students in preparing for the APICS Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification exams.

Key Concepts

Essential Skills Learned

Fundamentals of Inventory Management
Purpose and Function of Inventory
Product Structures
Material Planning MRP
Capacity Management
Production Activity Control PAC
Advanced Scheduling

Structuring BOM’s & routings
Inventory accuracy, cycle counting
MRP explosion and netting logic
Working with MRP action messages
Capacity Requirements Planning CRP
Managing over/under loads
PAC scheduling and control activities
MRP vs Lean scheduling (push vs pull)
Managing bottlenecks TOC


Registration is handled by our college partner: Contact Professional Development Center (PDC) of Glendale Community College at 818-957-0024. Click here to register for the course.  Click here to see course fees.

For any additional information, contact [email protected].


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