Production Planning and Scheduling
*This is a non-WSQ module.


When you schedule production in your company, do you depend on human experience and intuition? The human brain excels in its intelligence and flexibility, but does production scheduling that depends on human experience and intuition really make the mark? Can you always be sure to have an “expert” of superb experience and intuition at your disposal? A good production planning and scheduling system can reap great productivity gains and operational advantages for a company in the form of a reduction in production costs, higher utilization rate of resources and an increase in meeting committed delivery dates to customers.

By learning and implementing an advanced planning, scheduling and integrating tracking technology, production planners will be able to create realistic operational plans and resource schedules that tell the stakeholders what to do and when to do it in an optimal way. 

about the programme

To start companies on their digitalisation journey and equip them with the knowledge on advanced planning and scheduling (APS), this course aims to equip participants with the essential understanding of Production Planning and Scheduling, by providing practical sessions such as hands-on modelling of the participants’ existing planning & scheduling practices into SIMTech’s Smart Manufacturing Operations Management (S-MOM) software.

Participants get to gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the detailed functional components of a Production Planning & Scheduling model
  • Perform hands-on modelling of the participant’s current factory model using SIMTech’s S-MOM software
  • Adopt best practices for production planning & scheduling through model refinement
  • Analyse the generated production schedule and perform ‘What-If’ analysis

Who Should Attend

The course is recommended for production supervisor, industrial engineering engineer, production engineer, planners, schedulers, production managers, production control managers, and other professionals involved in production planning & scheduling activities in discrete manufacturing industries such as precision engineering, electronics, aerospace and automotive etc.

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme is delivered through immersive learning where participants are introduced to S-MOM software and gain new understanding on the concept of planning and scheduling with the latest industry practices. There will be technical demonstration of the software during the practice sessions for participants to learn its technology features. Participants have the opportunity to use their own data to model during the hands-on coaching sessions.

Production Planning and Scheduling_Course Outline

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and/or ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full courses fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course fee

The full course fee for this course is $2,400 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ²
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.


  • The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.
  •  All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.


SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

SME-sponsored Trainees:

  • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
  • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
  • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.


SkillsFuture Credit

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How course fees are calculated

International ParticipantsSingapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
Not applicable for SkillsFuture Funding SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline) SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ² SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
Full Course Fee$2,400$2,400 $2,400$2,400
SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable ($1,680)($2,160)($2,160)
Nett Course Fee$2,400$720$240$240
GST 9%
$216 $64.80* $64.80* $64.80*
Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$2,616 $784.80 $304.80$304.80
* Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Mr CHUA Tay Jin,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Knowledge Transfer Office,


  • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
  • For the first question, please select Qn1: Modular Programmes
  • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
  • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


Skills Course Reference Number Training Period 
(Click on dates to view schedules)
Registration Status
  • Production Planning & Scheduling for Smart Manufacturing (24 hours)
The next intake's schedule is still in the planning stage.

Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


  • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
FD: Full day
AM: Morning
PM: Afternoon
EVE: Evening