Main content

  • Basic logic and tools of MRP
  • Linkage of the master schedule to the material plan
  • Order releasing and rescheduling
  • Material availability checking and analysis
  • Exception / action messages and time phased displays
  • Lot sizing rules and recommendations
  • Appropriate use of fixed and variable safety stock and safety time
  • Integrating demand pull, KANBAN, and visual techniques
  • Lead time compression and overriding order quantities
  • Using pegging for bottom-up replanning
  • Using firm planned orders
  • Proper use of reorder points and min / max levels
  • How to use “finite loading” or “automatic rescheduling”
  • Prerequisites for effective planning
  • Software requirements for effective material planning
  • Advanced concepts, such as “Advanced Planning,” “Fast Planning,” etc.
  • Communication required throughout the company
  • Intensive workshop sessions illustrate how a material planner works with a formal resource planning system