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While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to production management training, there are teams who specialize in crafting a personalized instructional program.

CMOE’s Production Manager Training ensures manufacturing organizations and teams of all sizes receive impactful, bottom-line solutions for their needs.

Depending on your specific requirements, we can provide instructor-led or digital solutions like the following:

  • A standalone production manager program or learning experience
  • A production manager curriculum with a series of learning experiences
  • Individual training modules on production management competencies

What Is Production Management?

Production management oversees the entire production process from input (i.e. raw materials, resources, and costs) to output (i.e. products and goods).

There are typically five key areas production management oversees in the production process.

  • Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Quality control
  • Maintenance
  • Inventory management

The goal is to help the production line operate smoothly and fulfill organizational production goals.

What Is the Objective of Production Manager Training?

The objective of production manager training is to provide upcoming leaders with the skills and expertise to confidently:

  • Elevate the production process. Leaders will learn how to leverage resources to operate plants and production facilities.
  • Establish and support bottom-line results. This may entail executing initiatives and workflow processes that influence quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Pass on relevant skills and knowledge to team members. This elevates workforce performance, allowing the business to remain competitive.

two production workers in business dress

What Are the Course Objectives?

While goals and metrics vary depending on the nature of the business, three key performance areas are generally considered when crafting your training program.

1. Production Process

This first part explores various strategies your business can use to elevate its production process. It examines goals on a team and organizational level and identifies tactics to fulfill those objectives.

Production metrics ensure your upcoming leaders are targeted to meet production goals and make data-driven decisions. These KPIs include but are not limited to:

  • Total cycle time: Total cycle time ensures the production completes orders on time and allows you to gain perspective on the efficiency of the process.
  • Customer satisfaction / CSAT: This is how satisfied customers/clients are with the product. CSAT can serve as a springboard to identifying where product or customer service areas need improvement.
  • Capacity use: Assessing this metric helps ensure machinery runs at 100% capacity. In addition, it can be used as a reference point on whether to scale production.

2. Team Management

Production team leader training is an essential part of the training curriculum. Leaders develop managerial skills to help team members build purpose and achieve desired outcomes.

Metrics include but are not limited to:

  • Quality: How consistent is the quality of work produced across team members? This allows leaders to identify individual and team strengths and weaknesses.
  • Productivity: Signifying an employee’s output in a given period of time, productivity allows you to measure the percentage of tasks completed on time versus tasks finished past the deadline.
  • Goals achieved: What percentage of goals did a team member achieve? What percentage of goals did they not achieve? Examining these values can initiate necessary discussions to find practical solutions to team performance.

3. Health and Safety

Manufacturing accounts for 15% of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in the private industry. The health and safety portion of the training aims to keep your workforce members safe by establishing and reinforcing specific workplace practices.

Metrics to help ensure your team and department are on track include but are not limited to:

  • Injury frequency rates: These rates help you assess whether your health and safety initiatives are effective and find areas that need to be fine-tuned.
  • Average time to resolve incidents: This helps quantify and expedite the process to prioritize workforce health and safety.
  • Incident type: Understanding the frequency and severity of the specific types of incidents (illness, first aid, injury, etc.) enables you to formulate customizable health and safety protocols.

Choose CMOE for Your Production Manager Training Needs

A globally trusted leadership and development partner, CMOE carries the experience to support your team with customizable and targeted needs. For further information, contact our team. We’ll discuss your goals and needs and create an impactful production manager training plan.

About the Author
CMOE’s Design Team is comprised of individuals with diverse and complementary strengths, talents, education, and experience who have come together to bring a unique service to CMOE’s clients. Our team has a rich depth of knowledge, holding advanced degrees in areas such as business management, psychology, communication, human resource management, organizational development, and sociology.

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