Master Planning of Resources (MPR) covers the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning. Students learn the components and importance of forecasting, producing achievable master schedules consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints, the planning process and how to identify conditions that require action. Topics include:

  • The manufacturing planning and control system
  • Demand forecasting concepts and techniques
  • Evaluating forecast performance, the customer relationship, order management and safety stock
  • Distribution network planning and replenishment planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) fundamentals and process, and developing the production plan
  • S&OP and Master Scheduling
  • Managing the Master Schedule, including major influences, management considerations, capacity requirements, capacity planning and master scheduling performance
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