CET864 Resource and Capacity Planning

Course Provider

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)



Academic Unit



This course focuses on planning and control of inventories and manufacturing capacities, demand management, order fulfillment, and other supply chain issues. The objective of the course is to develop planning and analytical skills useful for demand management, order fulfillment, master production scheduling, and planning and control of capacity and component/sub-assembly requirements. The course relies on latest supply chain systems and MRP-based methodologies, as well as mathematical models, to illustrate the techniques.

Besides lecture, the course relies on case studies and teamwork to facilitate learning.

This course is part of:

- Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Engineering
- FlexiMasters in Supply Chain Engineering

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By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Appreciate the elements of Planning and Control for Manufacturing organizations.

2. Learn to plan demand faced by an organization’s manufacturing capacity.

3. Develop master production schedule based on actual demand and forecasts.

4. Develop detailed material requirement plans based on MPS.

5. Become familiar with distribution requirement planning techniques.

6. Become familiar with capacity planning techniques.

1. Manufacturing Planning and Control Framework

Context of MPC, MPC framework, Demand management: MPC environment, Make-to-stock, make-to-order, assemble-to-order, Producing forecasts, managing demand.

2. Master Production Planning

MPS techniques, Bill-of-materials structure within MPS, Final assembly schedule, managing the MPS, company examples.

3. Material Requirement Planning

Basic MRP record, safety stock and safety lead-time, using the MRP system, system dynamics, advanced concepts in MRP: buffering, nervousness.

4. Distribution Requirement Planning

Distribution requirement planning in the supply chain, DRP techniques, management issues with DRP.

5. Capacity Planning

Capacity planning and control, capacity planning techniques, capacity management, company examples.

6. Advanced concepts in SOP, MPC system design and strategy

Math programming approaches, company examples. MPC design options, integrating MRP and JIT, Choices in practice, System implementation; case study presentation.

Working adults from the industry, professionals seeking mid-career change or fresh graduates with relevant background.

Standard Course Fee: S$2,592

SSG Funding Support

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Fee BEFORE funding & GST

Fee AFTER funding & 8% GST

Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Permanent Residents (PRs) (Up to 70% funding)



Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)


SCs aged ≥ 40 years old
SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)
(Up to 90% funding)

NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click  here for more information. 

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    Listed courses are:

    • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Engineering (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Supply Chain Engineering (total 15AUs).
    • SkillsFuture Credit approved.