PIM103 - Principles of Operations Planning

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Subject Title
Principles of Operations Planning

Subject Description
This course covers the basic manufacturing planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Principles of Operations Management (POM) Diploma provided by APICS - The Association for Operations Management

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the meaning of business planning and associated activities.
  2. Apply forecasting techniques to demand management.
  3. Apply the general concepts used to develop a Sales and Operation Plan (SOP).
  4. Develop a simple Master Production Schedule (MPS).

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

No formal prerequisites required.

Subject does involve some quantitative content, so knowledge of basic formulae and their manipulation is an asset.

Topic Outline

  • planning foundations
  • business planning
  • basics of forecasting
  • sales and operations planning
  • master scheduling
  • capacity management
  • systems used in operations

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, exercises, reading assignments and group work.

Prescribed Texts

  • Introduction to Materials Management, 7th Edition; J.R. Tony Arnold, Stephen N. Chapman, Lloyd M. Clive; Publisher:  Prentice Hall ISBN 9780131376700

Reference Material

  • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, 6th Edition Robert F. Jacobs, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and Thomas E. Vollmann; Publisher:  McGraw-Hill 2011
  • APICS Dictionary, 13th Edition ISBN – 1-55822-123-9

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
To attain a passing grade for the subject, a student must complete and obtain a passing grade on all the combined assignments and tests (term work) and also a passing grade on the final exam. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy. They are available at Seneca Registration offices.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

The passing grade for APICS is 60% overall. The final mark will be based on:

Weekly performance checks, written assignments and participation 40%
Mid-term test (1 hour) 20%
Final exam (2 hours) 40%

The performance checks each consist of ten multiple-choice questions. The mid-term test consists of forty multiple -choice questions and the final examination of sixty multiple-choice questions.

Student evaluation includes weekly performance checks of class work, readings, homework, midterm test, final examination and case studies. Students should be prepared to perform at least three hours per week of homework to review session material, prepare for weekly performance  checks, complete assignments and review assigned readings.

Exams are marked by APICS and grades are submitted to Seneca as a SAT or UNSAT and recorded on students' transcript. Allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your grade.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle, Sharon Estok