Meeting/Event Information

Operations Process Charting

November 23, 2016
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

As manufacturing companies grow in complexity and/or size, the old “pencil and paper” planning methods are no longer viable. In order to plan materials, manpower and machinery, organizations need to document how they make their products in a way that’s usable for operations planning. The two main aspects of documentation are Bills-Of-Material (which most organizations find ways to manage) and Product Routings (which most organizations find either too complex or time-consuming to accurately document). The end result is an operations planning system that enables raw materials management and macro-level product scheduling, but which misses the mark on detailed capacity requirements planning, resource utilization and shop floor control.

Richard Ranftl, a member of BCIT’s Business Operations Management Faculty, will:

  • Show us what Operations Process Charts (OPC’s) are
  • Help us understand how OPC’s are used in operations planning
  • Lead us through a hands on demonstration of how to develop OPC’s
  • Show us a simple way to use OPC’s to translate production volumes into materials, manpower, machinery, materials handling and storage space planning

This session will be especially valuable to those organizations who are implementing an ERP system and are “stuck” in trying to activate the Capacity Planning modules available in the software.

Our Guest Speaker

BCIT offers extensive education in the field of Business Operations Management through its two-year full-time day school Diploma Program, as well as a variety of self-paced Certificates available in part-time-studies. The Faculty of the Program is comprised of industry professionals who have “been-there-done-that” and who bring their actual industry experience into the classroom. Richard Ranftl is one of those Instructors, and his background includes serving on the Board of Directors for APICS Fraser Valley as Chapter President. The techniques you will be learning are successful, proven methodologies that Richard used in his consulting business to help local companies improve their operations and are materials that are being taught at BCIT to the next generation of operation professionals.


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