Program Description

Production Planners/Schedulers are involved with the planning and controlling of the flow of materials and information to effectively manage an organization's resources, minimize costs, and provide high levels of customer service.The Production Planner Certificate equips the learner in improving efficiency and effectiveness in the areas of Supply Chain processes, forecasting and scheduling, managing inventory levels, ERP and MRP systems, and logistics. Learners will acquire the skills and tools necessary to apply strategic supply chain management, lean principles, new applications, effective information management and tracking through coursework offered in this certificate program. The Production Planner Certificate courses are embedded within the Northcentral Technical College Supply Chain Management Associate Degree Program and can be applied into this Associate Degree program should you desire to continue to develop your skills, knowledge and potential for advancement in the ever-changing and rapidly growing Supply Chain field.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Apply strategies for identifying and meeting or exceeding customer expectations
  • Define capacity planning and resource utilization
  • Examine sales and operations planning and its impact on the entire supply chain
  • Determine effective scheduling practices utilized in the supply chain
  • Determine continuous improvement concepts utilized in the supply chain
  • Examine the operations function in the supply chain
  • Define inventory fundamentals and inventory's role in the supply chain
  • Explain how to manage the materials requirement plan
  • Analyze supply chain inventory and material flows
  • Evaluate distribution methods for products and services
  • Apply strategies for managing supply chain and logistics processes
  • Apply continuous improvement strategies to business operations
  • Explain the benefits of lean principles operations
  • Determine why forecasting is essential to supply chain management

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Production Planner

Courses

The Production Planner Certificate is a 12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

FORECASTING AND SCHEDULING 1.00
OPERATIONS CONTROL 1.00
SUPPLY CHAIN PROCESS MANAGEMENT 1.00
TECHNOLOGY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN 1.00
ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING SOFTWARE 1.00
BENEFITS & CHALLENGES OF AN ERP SYSTEM 1.00
FOUNDATIONS OF INVENTORY 1.00
MANAGING INVENTORY LEVELS 1.00
THE ROLE OF LOGISTICS 1.00
LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the Production Planner Certificate Earns You:

Admissions Process

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