Effective Production Planning & MRP

Date: To be Announced

Overview

This course introduces the various stages of production planning and the relationship between each stage. Participants will learn the interdependencies of each stage and the importance of considering available capacities. Appropriate strategies for everyday application will be developed including some important inventory control techniques. For example the principles and application of Just-in-Time and Kanban will be examined in detail.

The understanding and use of MRPI as a tool in planning is a core element of the course. The development of MRPI as part of MRPII and ERP will be explained and put into context. Participants will understand the benefits and pitfalls of using MRP and the degree to which it can be used in support of a manual system. Emphasis will be placed on combining theory with practical application therefore a combination of short lectures, individual & group discussions and exercises will be used

The two day course comprises a combination of lectures and workshops.

Objectives

  • Understand the stages of production planning and how they may be managed.
  • Examine the negative implications of poor production planning.
  • Assess the interrelationships between production planning and inventory planning.
  • Explore some basic inventory management concepts and techniques.
  • Understanding and be able to apply effective capacity planning techniques.
  • Understand the MPS and how it ties into MRPI
  • Appreciate the differences between MRPI, MRPII and ERP
  • Practice capacity planning application
  • Understand the concept of just-in-time
  • Understand the concept and application of Kanban
  • Appreciate the importance of employee involvement

Who Should Attend?

Technical Professionals

Course Content

The Strategic Importance of Planning and Inventory Management Principles

  • Objectives of Materials Management
  • Effects on Capital Employed
  • Stockholding Costs
  • Stock Turnover
  • ABC Classification
  • Lead Time Definitions

Medium to Long Term Planning

  • Types of Production Systems
  • Production Planning Objectives
  • Consequences of Poor Planning
  • Planning Horizons
  • Developing the Master Production schedule (MPS)
  • Strategies for Smoothing Demand

Medium to Short Term Planning

  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRPI)
  • Planning Inputs and Outputs
  • Capacity Planning
  • The Importance of Data Accuracy
  • MRPI v MRPII v ERP
  • Shop Floor scheduling and Control
  • The Control Process and Importance of Feedback

Production Planning and Just-in-Time

  • Internal and External Customer/Supplier Relationships
  • Principles of Just-in-Time – Waste Elimination
  • Kanban – Understanding and Application
  • The Importance of Employee Involvement

Course Fee

700 Euro per Person (Ex. VAT) for Space Industry Skillnet Members

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan
(e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie).

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Dublin. Please contact us if accommodation is required.

Instructor

The training course is provided through the Association of Purchasing and Supply

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.

ISS Payloads Design and Operations Safety

Date: To Be Announced
Venue: To Be Announced

Overview

An introductory course in Payoad Safety for managers and engineers new to ISS payload safety analysis principles and processes and for safety practitioners with no previous space projects experience. The participants will acquire an overall understanding of ISS payload safety analyis principles and requirements and how to apply them to achieve a successful Payload Safety Review Panel submission and increase productivity in space projects. This course is being provided by leading experts in ISS Payload Safety from the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (www.iaass.org) as part of the IAASS Space Safety Academy

Course Objectives

The course is designed to provide the participant with an understanding of:

  • Key role of management in the payload safety objectives for the organisation, how to establish policy, organisation and allocate responsibilities.
  • Formal payload safety analysis systems and processes including ESA & NASA requirements and standards;
  • Need for a Payload Safety review process and relationship to contractual PA and QA Plans;
  • Payload Safety analysis in hardware developments. Specifications, qualifications, procurement control, support to project reviews, configuration management, verification and formal acceptance;
  • Hazard indentifcation and control;
  • Flight Safety requirement;
  • Ground Safety requirements;
  • Operational Safety requirements;
  • Preparing for and submitting a successful Payload Safety Review Panel presentation.

Who should Attend?

  • Managers and engineers who are new to qPayload Safety analysis and PSRP principles and processes for space projects
  • Safety Assurance practicioners with no previous space projects experience

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Effective Technical Writing

Date: To Be Announced

Overview

The course develops an awareness of and skill in writing about technical subjects, so that written communication is clear and easy to understand.

As the course progresses the training content can be tailored  specifically to focus in on areas that require improvement for the participants. This approach ensures that training achieves a maximum return on investment.

Examples of areas where improvement in the quality of technical publications are of significant benefit are;

  • Technical proposals for Internal & External New Product Development funding
  • Technical submissions for Government R&D funding & Tax Credits
  • Technical reports for internal and external publication
  • Technical submissions for European sources of funding

The two day course comprises a combination of lectures and workshops.

Objectives

• Create a logical, well-argued structure for any piece of communication
• Write clear paragraphs and sentences with greater ease
• Correct and edit difficult sections of text
• Make use of the conventions governing the basic forms in the technical genre
• Produce communicative tables and figures and use layout effectively in a document
• Use punctuation correctly
• Avoid the most common grammatical errors

Who Should Attend?

Technical Professionals

Course Content

Development Strategies

• Forming a Point of View
• Identifying Audiences and Purposes
• The Writing Process
• Team Writing

Skill in Writing

• Creating a Simple Structure
• Using Parallelism
• Writing Paragraphs
• Editing for Emphasis

Forms of Professional Communication

• The Writing Cycle – From Pre-Feasibility to Documentation
• Basic features of a Report
• The Proposal and Terms of Reference
• Design Reports
• Documentation

Production Elements

• Visual Aids
• Proof-Reading
• A Guide to Punctuation and Gramma

Course Fee

325 Euro per Person (Ex. VAT)

Please contact the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan
(e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie).

This fee includes all course materials & refreshments.

Eligibility for Job Seekers

Job-seekers can participate in Skillnets training programmes subject to the eligibility criteria listed at the following link;

http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria

Registration

Please register for attendance at the course by contacting the Network Manager, Catherine Lenehan by e-mail:  catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie

Contact & Directions

This course will be held in Dublin. Please contact us if accommodation is required.

Instructor

The training course instructor is Miriam O’Regan with more than 20 years experience in
Technical Writing training and is a recognised expert in the subject.

Course Syllabus

Please e-mail: catherine.lenehan@gltechnology.ie for a copy of the course syllabus available on request.