SAMA Plant Operations Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting – Apr. 5th, 2017

“Considerations for Plant or Office Expansion” – presented by Manning “Buddy” Pletz, President, Pletz Construction

Expanding or building a new plant or office space can be a daunting undertaking.  This program will explore ideas and provide pointers on how to successfully manage the process.
Learning Objectives –
  • Land siting: Issues, codes, and availability
  • Determining the best building type for your needs
  • Developing the project timeline

SAMA Plant Operations Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting – Mar. 8th, 2017

“Managing the Master Production Schedule” – presented by Pat Tarver, President, APICS – San Antonio Chapter

Master scheduling provides the vital link between strategic planning and tactical plans.
Learning Objectives –
  • Briefly define the master scheduling process and its relationship to master planning of resources
  • Describe the master scheduling process
  • Measuring master schedule performance

SAMA Plant Operations Special Interest Group (SIG) Meeting – Feb. 8th, 2017

“Sales Driven Production Planning” – presented by Pat Tarver, President, APICS – San Antonio Chapter

Balancing supply (production) with demand (sales) is a constant challenge for all enterprises, which requires effective manufacturing planning and control systems.
Learning Objectives –
  • Understand business planning fundamentals
  • Summarize the major processes that constitute the hierarchy for manufacturing planning and control
  • Describe the fundamentals of Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)