Master Scheduling and Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

This one-day course emphasizes the requirements for developing a Master Production Schedule (MPS) and Material Requirements (MRP). It covers how to run, analyze and maintain both the MPS and MRP modules. This course consists of lecture, discussion and hands-on student workshops.

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Set up the data needed as prerequisites to running MPS
  • Understand the use of both a planning bill-of-materials and a manufacturing bill-of-materials
  • Master Production Scheduling
    • Generate a Master Production Schedule
    • Analyze the Master Production Schedule calculations
    • Evaluate the Master Production Schedule through reports and screen inquires
    • Maintain the Master Production Schedule
  • Materials Reguirements
    • Generate an MRP Part Plan Table
    • Know housekeeping procedures for purging data
    • Understand how MRP calculates Component Requirements
    • Generate the Material Requirements Plan
    • Analyze and evaluate data generated from reports: e.g. Pegging information, Action Messages
    • Discuss the calculations performed by MRP
    • Use the proper functions for maintenance of Material Requirements Planning
    • Know housekeeping procedures for purging data

Prerequisite: Viewing of the free 1-hour Expandable for New Users training videos. These videos may be accessed through the Customer Resource Center.

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