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MGI APICS CPIM Scheduling and Planning Course


Learn the various techniques for effective material and capacity scheduling. This course teaches the principles of material requirements planning (MRP); the various types of MRP systems, priority planning and managerial considerations in implementing MRP. You'll familiarize yourself with the key concepts in inventory management, ABC analysis, inventory reporting, measuring inventory performance, inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.

You'll also learn to recognize the skills of the project manager, become familiar with scheduling tools such as the Gantt chart, network diagram, critical path, and PERT charts, identify project team functions and explain project closeout.

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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    Study At Home

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    30 Day Trial

  • <br>Includes One Year Subscription


    Includes One Year Subscription


CPIM Course Detailed Scheduling & Planning Detailed Scheduling and Planning- Course no. E30
Time to Complete: 35 hours, 3.5 CEUs

UNIT ONE: Introduction to Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Key techniques and practices of inventory management, material, capacity planning, planning procurement, and external sources.

UNIT TWO: inventory Techniques and Practices: Physical Inventory

Understanding inventory types and classifications; how to determine the best method of inventory evaluation; how to maintain inventory accuracy.

UNIT THREE: Inventory Techniques and Practices: Lot-Sizing Methods

How to determine economic order quantity, production order quantity, period order quantity, and advanced order methods.

UNIT FOUR: Inventory Techniques and Practices: Safety Stock

How to determine bias of statistical information; how to set the level of customer service by choosing the best Z value; how to convert safety stock into time period safety stock.

UNIT FIVE: Inventory Techniques and Practices: Order Review Methods
How to use the reorder point method and the periodic review method of material review; how to prepare a time-phased order point.

UNIT SIX: Detailed Material Planning: Required Inputs

How to use inventory stock status, bills of material, and master scheduling in the material planning process; how to use pseudo and phantom bills of material.

UNIT SEVEN: Detailed Material Planning Process

How to use the standard material requirements planning grid; how to use safety stock in the plan; how to handle scrap and yield.

UNIT EIGHT: Detailed Material Planning Outputs

How to use priority and action notices; how to use the firm planned order to stabilize the master production schedule; how to use pegging reports and do what-if analysis in preparing the master plan.

UNIT NINE: Capacity Planning: Required Inputs

How to compute theoretical, calculated, and demonstrated capacities; how to set up a move time matrix to control movement between operations and work centers.

UNIT TEN: Capacity Planning Process

How to calculate the load for operations in different situations; how to post capacity and operation times on work center load profile graphs.

UNIT ELEVEN: Capacity Planning Outputs

How to analyze load profile reports; how to use capacity and load adjustments to manage work center CRP.

UNIT TWELVE: Material and Capacity Requirements Planning Summary

How to establish performance measurements for material and capacity planning; how to analyze basic scheduling techniques.

UNIT THIRTEEN: Supplier Relationships

How to integrate suppliers with the company planning process; how to work with single source suppliers; how to measure supplier performance.

UNIT FOURTEEN: Project Management

Skills of the project manager; scheduling tools (Gantt chart, network diagram, critical path, PERT chart); project team functions and project closeout.


Price $180

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