Production Control Toolkit

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Collaborate with stakeholder teams like Manufacturing Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Logistics, Supply Chain teams, IT systems Developers, and Material Planning to prioritize and maximize Operational Efficiency of Production Control Operations team.

More Uses of the Production Control Toolkit:

  • Manage work with process and equipment engineering and other cross functional groups to resolve maintenance issues, improve equipment reliability, review procedures, and minimize equipment downtime.

  • Analyze demand trends and partners with Customer Service, Production, Scheduling and Purchasing to generate demand forecasts and Master Production Schedule.

  • Assure your business complies; plans and controls production performance as measured against operating targets developed according to machine capabilities, manpower capabilities, and projected business.

  • Organize: application of specialized knowledge and skills together with the principles and methods of engineering analysis and design to specify predict and evaluate the results to be obtained from the various systems developed.

  • Establish that your organization provides support of supply, maintenance, procurement, transportation, Inventory Management, Quality Assurance, facilities and Property Management, Production Control, and property disposal for assigned programs.

  • Drive: review and analyze schedule delays, expedite work activities requiring work packages that delay schedules, and coordinates schedule changes relative to unforeseen conditions.

  • Be accountable for communicating with outside processors, and customers professionally and with accurate information Coordinate and confirm that expectations are understood to ensure that customer specifications and delivery compliance is obtained.

  • Secure that your group develops plans long term plans and initiatives that address anticipated changes in the business based on new/enhanced technology, product offerings, market demand and sales goals.

  • Direct: act as liaison between applicable departments to resolve problems and to achieve optimum utilization of facilities to meet scope requirements and production schedules.

  • Confirm your planning coordinates with purchasing and Operations teams to ensure adequate planning, material management, and inventory is available to support production and repair work.

  • Confirm your design advises and recommends actions to management of anticipated output problems as parts shortage engineering changes equipment failure approval delays cancellation of orders etc.

  • Supervise multiple manufacturing disciplines in an integrated workforce environment that coordinates daily activities with Production Control, Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Materials and other manufacturing support functions.

  • Manage work with leads, planning, engineering, Production Control, and Quality engineering functions to ensure that organization products meet delivery schedules and conform to standards.

  • Guide: plan and direct production activities to achieve manufacturing targets as set by Production Control department to support On Time Delivery to customers.

  • Confirm your venture ensures production orders are scheduled to be on time to the original promise date through utilization of the available resources with limited overtime, agreed upon standards and at the planned cost.

  • Coordinate with various organizations across the value stream to perform Capacity Planning activities for manufacturing; as equipment and people Resource Planning.

  • Govern: plan and schedule work flow in accordance with Production Control to support On Time Delivery to customers (measured by fill rate) and quality products.

  • Analyze and improve Material Flow processes from the network of external warehouses to manufacturing facilities optimizing for space, cost, and Service Levels.

  • Pilot: personal characteristics (motivation/commitment, flexibility, assertiveness, quality orientation developmental orientation, results orientation, resilience, quality orientation).

  • Arrange that your venture establishes key Performance Metrics and benchmarks relating to Supply Chain Planning/forecasting to measure actual performance against goals on a regular basis.

  • Control: conduct daily process audits to ensure compliance of the team to established standards, Policies and Procedures for safety, quality, delivery and cost.

  • Create the basis for Continuous Improvement and employee empowerment by ensuring that Standard Work processes are followed, countermeasures implemented and the area is compliant with safety requirements.

  • Participate on cross functional Project Teams that require coordinating with staff from engineering, quality, Production Control, inventory, and purchasing.

  • Arrange that your group maintains check on material inventory, critical and special items, subcontract work, order process or other factors pertinent to production to maintain an uninterrupted flow of work, assurance of shipping commitments, etc.

  • Perform and review the modification control program and coordinate with commodity managers to ensure that modification control records are maintained properly.

  • Lead: mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.

  • Assure your organization defines, optimize and implements processes and Standard Operating Procedures for forecasting, demand, Inventory Control, transportation, and distribution operations for your organization.

  • Assure your team performs yearly review of Production Control, Data Center, Disaster Recovery, monitoring and Service Management procedures, emphasizing on Compliance Requirements.

  • Standardize: trouble shoots and coordinates adjustments to the production schedules to accommodate raw material shortages, failure of vendor to deliver, rush order priorities and equipment failure.

  • Support Production Control, material control, material planning departments in improvement projects relating to scheduling Inventory Management and raw Material Flow and tracking.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Production Control Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Production Control related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Production Control specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Production Control Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Production Control improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are you assessing Production Control and risk?

  2. What causes extra work or rework?

  3. What are strategies for increasing support and reducing opposition?

  4. Do you, as a leader, bounce back quickly from setbacks?

  5. Do those selected for the Production Control team have a good general understanding of what Production Control is all about?

  6. Are risk triggers captured?

  7. What measurements are being captured?

  8. Have changes been properly/adequately analyzed for effect?

  9. How do you verify the authenticity of the data and information used?

  10. When a Production Control manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Production Control book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Production Control self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Production Control Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Production Control areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Production Control Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Production Control projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Production Control Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Production Control project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Production Control project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Production Control project team have enough people to execute the Production Control project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Production Control project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Production Control Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Production Control Project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Production Control project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Production Control project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Production Control project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Production Control project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Production Control project with this in-depth Production Control Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Production Control projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Production Control and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Production Control investments work better.

This Production Control All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.