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Bangladesh University of Textiles

Level-4, Term-II (2014-15)

Course Name: Production Planning & Control (TM 401)
Course Teacher:
Md. Hasan Sheikh & Md Syduzzaman
Dept. of Textile Engineering Management
Bangladesh University of Textiles.

Course Outline:

PPC & Manufacturing: Production System, Necessity of PPC, Objectives, Functions, Phases,
Activities in PPC System, Information required, Categories of Production System, Comparison,
Discrete Parts Manufacturing, Alternative Classification, Customer Order Decoupling Point

Product & Service: Concept of Product and Service, Types of products, Selling Products and
Services, Buying / Purchasing Products and Services, Product Life-cycle, Product Design
(Development) Process, Product Analysis, Standardization, Simplification, Value Analysis.

Productivity, Efficiency and Effectiveness: Production and Productivity, Calculations,

Dynamics of Productivity Changes, Factors, Benefits, Improvement Technique, Efficiency,
Efficiency Ratio, Effectiveness, Comparison.

Forecasting: Definition, Applications, Importance, Types (Approaches), Methods, Time series

models, Characteristic Pattern of Time Series, Naive Method, Simple Moving Average (for
constant process), Exponential Smoothing (ES), Simple Linear Regression.

Capacity Planning: Measurement, Capacity Planning Process, Factors, Long-range capacity

Planning, Short-range Capacity Planning, Aggregate Planning, Aggregate Planning Using Linear
Programming, Graphical Method.

Production Planning and Process Planning: Definitions, Types of planning, Production

Planning, Objectives, Functions, Determination of Capacity, Division of Capacity, Information
Required for Production Planning, Process Planning, Process Analysis, Process Selection.

Loading and Scheduling: Definition, information Necessary for scheduling, Types, Master
scheduling, Short-term Scheduling, Mathematical Loading and Scheduling, Slotting Technique,
Short Interval Scheduling (SIS), Even flow Scheduling Technique, Critical Ratio Scheduling.

Work Study: Definition, Purpose, Importance, Method Study; Steps, activities, symbols,
recording Technique, Work Measurement; Purpose, Time Study, Steps in Making a Time Study,
Recording Time, Performance Rating, Rating factor, Allowances, Calculation of Standard time,
Synthetic Data, PMTS.

Purchasing: Objectives, Parameters, Purchasing Procedure, Functions of Purchasing

Department, Selection of Suppliers, Methods for Evaluating Performance of Suppliers.

Inventory Management: Inventory Items, Reasons for Keeping Inventories, Inventory Control,
objectives, Types of Inventory Models, Requirements for Effective Inventory Management,
Costs Associated with Inventory, EOQ Models, The Quantity Discount Model,

MRP & ERP: Introduction, Requirements for MRP, MRP System, MRP logic, MRP Outputs,
Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II), CRP, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP),
Evolution of ERP, ERP Modules and Functions, Advantages and disadvantages of ERP
Systems, ERP software.

Plant Location: Meaning, Selection of a Suitable Location, Dimensional Analysis, and Reasons
for a Global/Foreign Location, Location Models, Locational Economics, Factors which influence
location decisions, Location of factories in a Big City & Small Towns.

Plant Layout: Objectives, Effects of layout on cost, Symptoms of a bad layout, Principles of
plant layout, Advantages of good layout, Plant Layout procedure, Factors Affecting Plant
Layout, Steps in planning a plant layout, Line Balancing.

Reference Book: Production Planning & Control- by M Shafiqur Rahman & Md. Ahashan
Habib & others.