Manufacturing Management

Provided by: ToolingU

This class is an introduction to management for manufacturing. It covers a number of management topics, including project planning, organizational design, theories of leadership and labor relations.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify aspects of strategic planning
  • Identify aspects of situational analysis
  • Identify various organizational designs
  • Identify recent trends in organizational design and management roles
  • Identify aspects of project management
  • Explain the uses of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Gantt Charts
  • Explain the uses of Critical Path Method (CPM) analysis and Program Evaluation and Review Technique
  • Explain various project monitoring and control techniques
  • Explain various operations research techniques
  • Explain the use of forecasting
  • Identify aspects of Trait and Behavior theories of leadership
  • Identify aspects of Situational leadership
  • Distinguish between Theory X, Theory Y, and Theory Z approaches to supervision
  • Distinguish between content and process theories of motivation
  • Define collective bargaining
  • Explain due process in the context of a collective bargaining agreement
  • Define code of ethics, and code of professional ethics
  • Explain the purpose of OSHA
  • Explain the causes for an OSHA inspection
  • Explain which education or training topics are essential for both managers and employees.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart People



Employee Type

Leadership, 1st level supervisor, change leaders

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

3 hrs



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