Operations Management involves the oversight of materials, information and finances as they move in a process from supplier to manufacturer to wholesaler to retail to consumer. Operations management involves co-ordinating and integrating these flows both within and among companies.
Introduction to Supply Chain Management and World Class Manufacturing
- What is supply chain?
- Global optimisation
- Managing uncertainty
- Why supply chain management?
- Key issues in Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Definition of World Class Manufacturing (WCM)
- Philosophy behind WCM
- World Class Improvement techniques
- Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Just in Time (JIT)
- Lean Production
- Teamwork and Continuous Improvement
Origins of WCM
- Craft Production
- Mass Production
- World Class Manufacturing
Getting People Involved
- Effective Team Work
- Training Programmes
- The Goal
- Progress in Stages
- Being prepared for set backs
- Being patient (SCM)
The Basic Manufacturing Principles, Systems and Processes
- Types of Manufacturing
- Continuous, repetitive or intermittent
- Process (mass), batch or jobbing
- Enlarging or reducing existing departments
- Movement of a department
Benefits of Attending:
Delegates attending this workshop will be trained on the skills to efficiently co-ordinate the process from supplier – manufacturer – wholesaler-retailer.