Essential Skills for Production Control Employees!


January 11, 2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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On Line Training in partnership with COC
Virtual Sessions


Essential Skills for Production Control Employees

This class is 27 hours of remote classroom instruction taken once a week for 3 hours over 9 consecutive weeks. 

Dates: Monday, Jan 11  to Mar. 22, 2021, 4-7pm - led by APICS recognized instructors.  No class on Jan 18 or Feb 15.

Note: This class will be completely on-line.

Course Description 

This course focuses on standard planning and control processes and systems used by Production & Inventory Control professionals in manufacturing companies including: Production and Material Planning & Control (MRP), Inventory Planning & Control, and Capacity Planning & Control (CRP).  All terms and concepts taught in this course are based on the APICS Body of knowledge.


This course is ideal for both new and experienced Production/Inventory Control employees (Production Control Supervisors, Production Planners, Material Planners, Capacity Planners, Planner/Buyers, Schedulers, Expediters and Coordinators), and other P&IC associates who want to hone their job skills and gain practical knowledge in the field of Production & Inventory Control.


There are no prerequisites for this course.  However, it is strongly recommended that students have a basic knowledge or some experience in Production & Inventory Control.

Learning Goals and Results

Students will learn basic terms, concepts, systems, and best practices used by Production and Inventory Control professionals that can immediately be applied in performing their current job and/or used to prepare for a next level job opportunity.  The terminology and concepts learned in this course will also aid students in preparing for the APICS Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification exams.

Key Concepts

Essential Skills Learned

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

Purpose and Function of Inventory

Product Structures

Material Planning MRP

Capacity Management

Production Activity Control PAC

Advanced Scheduling

Structuring BOM’s & routings

Inventory accuracy, cycle counting

MRP explosion and netting logic

Working with MRP action messages

Capacity Requirements Planning CRP

Managing over/under loads

PAC scheduling and control activities

MRP vs Lean scheduling (push vs pull)

Managing bottlenecks (TOC)


Contact: College of the Canyons ETI: Jocey Hogan at 661.362.5657 or [email protected]. For costs and to download a flyer, click here

For any additional information, contact [email protected].