It is is a mistaken view to say that manpower planning requires training. The second mistaken view every topic/subject can be learnt through games only.
Manpower planning requires study of your systems and processes. It is more a matter of consulting than training as such.
Manpower planning depends on (a) capacity (b) demand and (c) skills of the people. However, this is very broad categorisation.
For example, in the restaurant, number of chairs (number of covers in hotelier's language) decide how many waiters you should have. Number of waiters decide number of captains.
In the star hotels, number of rooms decide the requirement of housemen, room service staff etc.
But then both the above examples depend on the market demand also.
In the courier and logistic industry, you need to keep the manpower whether demand or not. For example, number of deliveries made cannot be the sole criteria for deciding the number of couriers. This is because we have to take into account the traffic situation also. In big cities at certain places, commercial vehicles move at 5-10 KM/hour. Then manpower depends on the volume of load to the picked up also. You need to have sufficient loaders depending on the load.
Therefore, there is no generalisation and manpower planning will differ from one industry to another, one product to another, one city to another etc.
23rd July 2015 From India, Bangalore
Thanks for your valuable input,. But sir my focus audience are fresh MBA students who need input on each topic that they start their career and for this to make the topic more interesting and digestable it would be nice to accommodate it with some real time situation case in simulation format etc.
If any such idea you have and can be shared or any of my seniors who agree to my view kindly provide valuable input.
24th July 2015 From India, Jaipur
6th August 2015 From Malaysia, Ampang