This course focuses on how a company should execute schedules and control
operations. It discusses the significant effect on customer satisfaction that
proper execution and control have.
This course provides information on how to effectively execute and control key
supply and demand processes.
Planning without effective and efficient execution is only wishful thinking.
Implementing any operations or production plan requires the ability to handle
a great amount of details and the patience to deal successfully with several
variables in a highly dynamic environment under constant deadline pressure.
This course will cover the three major elements of execution and control,
including capturing and committing to meet all demand, prioritizing and
sequencing work through all project or operation phases, and controlling
operations to meet quality, quantity, and delivery needs.
Note: Project control defines the execution and control activities for
projects and concepts related to project control that may be tested on the
Basics of Supply Chain Management certification exam are not covered in this
course. Please refer to the Project Implementation Phase and Project Close-out
Phase topics in the CPIM Project Management course (APX887), which provides
details that exceed the requirements for the Basics of Supply Chain Management
After completing this course, you should be able to:
Explain customer order processing and promising activities.
Describe when forward and backward scheduling are appropriate.
Explain finite and infinite loading and when each is appropriate.
Given the basic data, develop backward and forward schedules for a single order.
Explain the requirements for controlling priorities and capacity and monitoring operations.
Describe how variation affects production and product quality.