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Most companies focus on getting their Materials plans correct assuming that they will have the capacity to manufacture whatever they have the materials to build.  The truth is that they are wrong.  If they haven’t planned their capacity, they will have higher inventories and lower customer service.  In Lean Manufacturing the issue of Capacity management changes, but it is still something that requires management for the company to gain the correct results.

This class will consider the Capacity Management that is a part of all MRP II systems and how the system should be used.  We will also study how the transition to Lean Manufacturing changes the information needed and how Capacity Management can be changed to meet the needs of the Lean Process.

APICS Принципи на операционния мениждмънт

Major Topics of the Day:

  • Definition of Capacity
  • Work Center definition 
  • Finite and Infinite Capacity Management tools
  • Prioritization techniques and their impact on service
  • Theory of Constraints and Lean Capacity Management
  • Takt Time

Available Courses and Exams

Currently there are no available courses For additional information or requests for Inhouse course, please contact us

Benefits to your company for attending this workshop and understanding how to manage Capacity:

  • Learn how to manage your capacity to meet your customers’ expectations

  • Understand how to verify the data required by a traditional Capacity Management system

  • Prepare for your conversion from a traditional “Push” environment to a Leaner “Pull” environment

  • Understand the concept of constraints and how that can work for you in reducing the work load of Capacity management

Constraints Management

Who should attend:

  • Operations Managers and Materials Managers
  • Planners and Engineers involved in Capacity definition and planning
  • Implementation Project Team Members
  • Supervisors and Line Lead personnel


Course format: Multimedia presentation on the topic, combined with a diverse set of practical examples from the lecturer's practice and different companies. Discussion on the topics and individual cases from participants, as well as practical exercises.

Length: one or two days.

How we offer the course: The course is offered both in a public format (everyone can attend) and as an inhouse course. The content can be customized to suit your company's needs.

Certificate: Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner issues a certificate for completion of the course.

Type: Non-certification course. Students do not take an exam for APICS certification.

Working language: English. Translation and translated materials can be delivered on demand.

Instructor: the training is led by an instructor, certified by APCIS.


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