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The Production Management Program

Introduction

The survivability if an industrial organization as well as its prosperity is totally dependant on its production performance; the better the production capabilities are the more significant is the advantage the organization has in comparison to competition as the higher is its ability to surpuss its customers expctations. These advantages can be translated to business strength (lower sensitivity to external forces), improved cash flow, increased sales and hogher profitability. However, achieving these results mandates that the production performance is meaningfully better then the competition.

Adopting appropriate production management methodolgies, implementing appropriate tools for planning and controlling production as well as methods for identifying and exploiting potential improvments enable leap jumps in performance rapidly and the establishment of a system that continues to improve.

Objectives:

  • Acquiring knowledge, tools and methods that will enable participants to plan and implement an improvement program to their own production environments.
  • Mapping the challenges to effective management of the supply chain and converting them to opportunities.
  • Acquiring tools and methods for a multi-dimensional understanding of the existing reality of the supply chain as an infrastructure for the development of an improvement plan.
  • Idnetifyting the conditions that permit methods like; TOC, JIT, Lean and Six Sigma be beneficial.
  • Understanding the concepts of flow and their application in production management.
  • Identifying when outsourcing delivers value and when the value is just a mirage.
  • Mapping and classifying costs in production.
  • Performance measures in supply chain management – measuring, monitoring and reporting.
  • The concepts of continuous improvement and their application in production management.
  • Mapping the ways improvements in production performance contribute to business performance.

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