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Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

Ireland has a proven track record in the growth of Manufacturing Management. In a complex and challenging Operations environment, ensuring a strong knowledgebase of Manufacturing requirements is vital to maintaining this growth and safeguarding the reputation of Ireland as best in class business partner and business destination globally, leading the way in innovation and seamless Manufacturing. The aim and objective of this module is to provide learners with an understanding of the key principles underlying Manufacturing Management within the EU and globally. The purpose is to also provide learners with an understanding of Manufacturing Strategy and Management, Product Structure (Bills of Material and Process Routing), Material Requirements Planning, Capacity Requirements Planning and Production Activity Control. We need to ensure that learners will get a more in-depth understanding of the framework and processes necessary for successful and efficient compliance within the Supply Chain Manufacturing process. The purpose is for them to fully understand the role of manufacturing personnel to be able to apply Manufacturing expertise within their organisation.


Manufacturing Strategy and Management. Learners will be introduced to the role of Manufacturing, the Manufacturing Business model, defining Products and Customers, the Production environment, the Product Lifecycle and Manufacturing Planning and Control Product Structures. Learners will be introduced to the Bill of Material, Parent and Component parts, a BoM explosion, and reports such as the Where Used and Pegging reports. Learners will also learn about Process Routing and its importance to Capacity Planning Material Requirements Planning (MRP). Learners will be introduced to an overview of the MRP logic; exploding demand through the Bill of Material; Lead Time Offsetting; and Gross and Net Requirements. The Basic MRP Record will be introduced. Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP). Learners will be introduced to the concepts of CRP; the use of standard hours; load calculation; the steps of CRP and backward scheduling. Production Activity Control (PAC). Learners will be introduced to the distinction between capacity planning and capacity control; distinct scheduling techniques; and the Input Output report in PAC.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

Upon completion of this module you will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the procedures and processes of the Manufacturing function 2. Define the main elements of Product Structures which define the material content and assembly/manufacturing processes involved in manufacturing a sub-assembly or product 3. Describe the key principles and processes for managing Materials Requirements Planning 4. Describe the key principles and processes for managing Capacity Requirements Planning 5. Define Production Activity Control, and outline the main steps within it.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

Upon completion of this module you will be able to: 1. Become aware of the importance of Manufacturing Management within the Supply Chain 2. Appreciate the inter-linking elements in this Manufacturing Management module in relation to other modules within the Supply Chain

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)


How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

The module will be delivered through a blended distance learning format. The students will receive lectures and carry out assignments in their place of employment. Delivery will be supported through the UL learning management system and related technologies.

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Bozarth et al. (2013) Introduction to operations and supply chain management , 3rd Edition Pearson
Arnold, J.R,Tony, Stephen N. Chapman, and Lloyd M. Clive. (2011) Introduction to Materials Management , 7th Edition Pearson

Other Relevant Texts:

Jacobs, R (2011) Manufacturing planning and control for supply chain management , McGraw-Hill Sixth edition
Committee on Foundations of Manufacturing ;National Academy of Engineering. Heim, J. (2017) Manufacturing Systems: Foundations of World-Class Practice , National Academies Press

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

BSSCMAUPA - Supply Chain Management

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