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Master Planning of Resources (CPIM) Program


Learn the vital processes used to develop sales and operations plans including; Identifying and assessing internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course will emphasize the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

As you progress through the course, you will submit practice exams to your dedicated instructor for grading and feedback. You may also contact your instructor with any course-related questions. Take a 30-day trial of our materials, and if not fully satisfied return for a refund. You will have one full year of access to your instructor, and the course materials are yours to keep.

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Master Planning of Resources Course BinderMaster Planning of Resources – Course no. E97
Time to Complete: 35 hours, 3.5 CEUs

UNIT ONE: Master Planning of Resources—An Overview

The objectives of a master plan; demand management and its underlying concepts; how to transform a strategic plan into a detailed plan for manufacturing.

UNIT TWO: Forecasting Demand

Three characteristics of good forecasts; sources for market data; how to calculate a forecast using quantitative techniques; exponential smoothing and other subjective techniques; how to monitor your forecasts.

UNIT THREE: Customer Service and Distribution Planning

Developing the production plan; using resource planning to assess production plan feasibility; linking the production plan to the master schedule; how to convert aggregate market forecasts to production forecasts.

UNIT FOUR: Sales and Operations Planning

How to develop a sales and operations plan; ensuring the plan’s feasibility through resource planning; linking the plan to the master production schedule; converting aggregate forecasts to operations forecasts.

UNIT FIVE: Basic Mechanics of Master Scheduling

How to construct a master schedule for make-to-stock and make-to-order products; linking the master schedule to the forecast and to the MRP system.

UNIT SIX: Principles and Practices of Master Production

Scheduling Time fences and how to use them; rough-cut capacity planning; the meaning of an overloaded MPS; measuring performance against the MPS.

UNIT SEVEN: Planning Bills of Material

Forecast and MPS planning bills and why they’re needed; how to create and use a forecast planning bill and an MPS planning bill; the “plannable core” of the business and how it’s determined.

UNIT EIGHT: Advanced Concepts of MPS

How to buffer the MPS against demand uncertainty; creating a inal assembly schedule; two-level master
scheduling; when and how to use promising to capacity.

UNIT NINE: Realities of Master Scheduling

The concepts of computerized master scheduling; qualifications of a master scheduler; problems to expect when managing a master schedule; examples of MPS in practice.


Price $180

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