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Operations Planning Control

My Distance Learning College


The benefits of an effective Operations Planning and Control (OPC) system can be impressive. Vollmann (1997) quotes examples of cost reduction, increased labor productivity, reduced lead times, and increased inventory turns.

The scope for improvement is often very great as there are many weak OPC systems. OPC systems provide people in organizations with information so that they can make intelligent decisions. They are there to support effective operations management.

OPC systems need to support: responsiveness to customers; co-ordination of the activities of internal departments and external suppliers; effective deployment of people; efficient use of facilities; efficient management of materials.

This course covers topics such as:

  • OPC - A Framework
  • Operations Scheduling
  • Inventory Management
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • World Class Operations (WCO)


Operations Planning Control Diploma

Operations Planning Control Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9460
cost $403.00
estimated time to
complete course
100 Hours
course materials
365 Days