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IPPSA (International Production Planning and Scheduling Association)

Educational Production Scheduling Webinars... What is more important than managing your resources?

Incline Village, NV, July 20, 2005 --( IPPSA is introducing and now offering FCS/APS production scheduling Webinars.  The Webinars are custom designed to meet the unique requirements of the prospects scheduling application. The agenda for each Webinar is determined based on a comprehensive questionnaire sent by IPPSA to be completed by the prospect. The questionnaire is used to identify the company’s current scheduling environment, related company functions and future objectives.

Webinars minimize the cost for education and training by eliminating travel time and cost associated with public seminars.  The Webinar sessions are simultaneously available to multiple client locations and each Webinar session is customized for the participant's level of experience and scheduled for the client's convenience. 

A simulation scheduling engine is used to assist in presenting the Webinars. This offers participants a real time, interactive, in-depth view of how FCS systems function. The simulation process also demonstrates how FCS scheduling applications are implemented and managed.

The introductory session includes basic concepts and training on creating data to maintain and update Calendars, Work Centers, Primary and Secondary Resources, Routings and Work Orders. Reports and Graphics are used to observe scheduling results.

IPPSA's primary objective is to educate and train manufacturing management and operational personnel on Selecting, Implementing and Managing advanced planning and scheduling technologies. 

IPPSA aims to close the gap that exists between traditional scheduling practices that fail to produce feasible schedules and advanced scheduling technology that deliver detailed and feasible schedules. 

Bill Kirchmier is the founder and President of IPPSA and co-author of the book “Finite Capacity Scheduling” with Gerhard Plenert, PhD. Published by John Wiley & Sons.

You are invited to join and support IPPSA; to join and gain access to the Member Services section of the IPPSA website, click on Register and complete the form.


Contact Information
Bill Kirchmier
775 833.3922
PO Box 5031
Incline Village
NV 89450

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