Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In this class you receive a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization. This course is for everyone from top management to the production line personnel. Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  2. Demand Management
  3. Master Planning
  4. Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  5. Capacity Management and Production Activity Control
  6. Aggregate Inventory Management
  7. Item Inventory Management
  8. Purchasing and Physical Distribution
  9. Lean and Quality Systems
  10. Theory of Constraints

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Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans and learn to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics include:

  1. Master Planning of Resources
  2. Forecasting Demand
  3. Demand Management and Customer Service
  4. Distribution Planning
  5. Sales and Operations Planning
  6. S&OP and Master Scheduling
  7. Managing the Master Schedule
  8. Case Studies

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Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include:

  1. Inventory Policies
  2. Inventory Planning
  3. Information Used in the Material Planning Process
  4. MRP Mechanics: The Basics
  5. Using MRP Outputs and Managing Projects
  6. Detailed Capacity Planning
  7. Detailed Capacity Management
  8. Establishing Supplier Relationships
  9. Supplier Partnerships

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Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)

Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Topics include:

  1. Execution of Operations
  2. Scheduling and Authorization
  3. Control Of Production
  4. Control of Costs and Quality
  5. Management and Communication
  6. Quality and Continuous Improvement
  7. Design Tradeoffs
  8. Case Studies

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Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include:

  1. Developing the Business Strategy
  2. The Global Environment and Sustainability
  3. Operations Strategy
  4. Operations Strategy Choices and Financial Measurement
  5. Aligning Operations with Supply Chain Partners
  6. Infrastructure Systems
  7. Change Management
  8. Case Studies

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