Course Title: Production Planning & Control / Estimating & Planning Techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6011 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aerospace)

Course Title: Production Planning & Control / Estimating & Planning Techniques

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

The purpose of this learning unit is to develop knowledge and skills in the function, terminology and organisational relationship of production planning and control within a manufacturing environment.
This learning unit facilitates articulation into Aerospace and Engineering degree learning units

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 EB 507 Production Planning and Control - Charting Techniques

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EB508 Production Planning & Control / Estimating & Planning Techniques

Learning Outcomes

1.Demonstrate and explain the use of Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP2), Just - In - Time (JIT) techniques in terms of operation and their importance in Lean World Class Manufacturing.
2.Prepare a work estimate of a specified manufacturing product and explain the importance of value analysis/ value management for both product and process design.
3.Explain various production control methods which can be applied to specific situations and state their relationship to the product/process involved.
4.Outline the process and procedures from sales to the shop floor required to obtain an authority to commence production.
5.Apply scheduling and material control techniques to various specified situations. Include an explanation of the need for inventory minimisation procedures and how these might conflict with delivery response objectives.

Overview of Assessment

To successfully complete this course the student is required to pass written assessment tasks and demonstrate skills and ability by completing pratical tasks to aerospace standard.