Operations management systems seek to meet the demands of the marketplace and to support overall company strategy. Within a manufacturing environment, the Manufacturing Planning and Control (MPC) System addresses this need. This course focuses on understanding and analyzing MPC systems as well as making appropriate decisions in these environments. Topics including demand management, forecasting, S&OP, purchasing, warehousing/distribution, quality, and Lean are also covered in the context of MPC. The role of inventory management and its relationship to customer service, efficiency, and profitability are explored in detail. Enrollment Requirements: Early College students are restricted from this class.