Scheduling of Operations

Scheduling of operations is important for the day-to-day operations of a plant can be planned effectively.

Scheduling of operations and workplace planning is the final step in operation planning and design. Scheduling of operations and workplace planning is implemented during transformation of input to output. Scheduling of operations deals with production of required quantity of product within the required time frame. Workplace planning deals with allocation of resources with priority to work job with first delivery date. Scheduling of operations deals with both time allocations as well resource allocation for production of required quantity. Scheduling of operations is done as part of short-term planning. High level objective of scheduling of operations is to decide the best way of allocation of labor and equipment. This is to help find balance between time and use of limited resources within the organization. In modern age of competition and global market importance is given to Just-In-Time and the lean production concepts. This has led to importance of scheduling of operations.

What you’ll learn

  • Explain What is meant by Scheduling of Operations.
  • Explain Importance of Scheduling of Operations.
  • Explain Objectives of Scheduling of Operations.
  • Explain What is meant by Production Environment.

Course Content

  • Course content –> 16 lectures • 34min.

Scheduling of Operations

Requirements

  • No prior knowledge is required.

Scheduling of operations and workplace planning is the final step in operation planning and design. Scheduling of operations and workplace planning is implemented during transformation of input to output. Scheduling of operations deals with production of required quantity of product within the required time frame. Workplace planning deals with allocation of resources with priority to work job with first delivery date. Scheduling of operations deals with both time allocations as well resource allocation for production of required quantity. Scheduling of operations is done as part of short-term planning. High level objective of scheduling of operations is to decide the best way of allocation of labor and equipment. This is to help find balance between time and use of limited resources within the organization. In modern age of competition and global market importance is given to Just-In-Time and the lean production concepts. This has led to importance of scheduling of operations.

The production environment resembles a make-to-order or just-in-time situation where customer orders drive the purchasing, production, estimating, engineering, planning and control of the operations scheduling. The Production Order Statistics functionality provides information regarding actual cost and estimated cost of production orders, both in respect of materials consumed and hours spent. This statistical information helps in better planning and execution of future production orders in determining the optimum and efficient scheduling of operations.

While scheduling operations in an international scenario, you should follow international production and operations management principles which deals with production of goods and services in international locations and markets. It involves a management process which has to take into consideration local production market (labor and capital) and international customer requirements.

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