Principles of Operations Planning

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to operational.  Among the topics the course covers are planning foundations, business planning, basics of forecasting, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, capacity management, and using operations systems.  The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving participants an opportunity to learn the essential ingredients of effective planning and have an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.


  • Operation Management Foundations
  • Planning Foundations
  • Forecasting
  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Mid-Term Exam
  • Aggregate Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling Foundations
  • Master Scheduling Processes
  • Operations Systems
  • Final Exam