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Additional Material Planning and Production Control course 20 January

Due to unprecedented demand, the Black Country Skills Factory has confirmed an additional date for the accredited leadership and management course, Material Planning & Production Control, taking place at Castings PLC on Wednesday 20 January 2016

The course which is aimed at operational leaders (supervisors/managers) in manufacturing supply chain companies will provide an introduction to stock control within the manufacturing environment and how this can affect production output.

Course Content

Who should attend: Operational Managers and/or Leaders within the Manufacturing Environment

Course structure (e.g. type of delivery, classroom, practical, simulated etc.): Class room and practical.

Benefits of attending: by the end of the course delegates will be able to understand:

•The basic principles of stock control
•How lead times can affect stock control and production output
•Production planning techniques appropriate to small scale planning
•The benefits of recording production output
•The principles of production targets vs timescales

Key topics:

•Stock control and stock control requirements
•Receipt and issues associated with scrap materials and defects
•Production planning tools and techniques – lead times, process route and changeover time
•Measuring and recording production output
•Measuring capacity and setting realistic target output

Here’s what previous delegates thought about the course delivered in October 2015:

"I could identify with course content due to my job role”.

"The course allowed me to understand stock control better”

"I developed different techniques for planning production”.

Course information and booking

Course information: full course information is available to download here.

Course costs: £160 per person per course.

Course booking: Call 01384 471163 or e-mail


Dates for your diary…

The next technical engineering and leadership & management bite-size courses in the programme are as follows:

• Basic Hydraulic Systems7-8 Dec 2015
• Basic Pneumatic Systems14-15 Dec 2015
• Appraisal & Performance Management16 Dec 2016
• Intermediate Pneumatics/Hydraulics (Electro Control)21-22 Dec 2015
• Material Planning & Production Control20 Jan 2016

Bookings and enquiries can be made by clicking on course titles (above) and registering your interest directly through the Skills Factory website.

For an informal discussion on any of the above courses please call Colin Parker on 07944 268709 or e-mail 

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