This seminar assists beginning and experienced planners using a materials requirements planning (MRP) system to acquire a firm understanding of the principles and functions of MRP. It includes an in-depth review of the role and activities performed by the MRP planner. Speaker Tracy Lyn Cheetham, CPIM, CSCP, will help attendees understand the role of MRP in the manufacturing process. Seminar objectives
Through classroom discussion and practical, hands-on exercises the seminar provides today’s manufacturing planner with answers to several key questions:
- What is the role of MRP in the manufacturing process?
- What are the objectives and functions of MRP?
- What are the outputs of the MRP calculation?
- How does the MRP planner work with different types of demand placed on the inventory resources of the company?
- What is the purpose of MRP-generated action messages and how does the MRP planner use them when performing MRP output maintenance?
- What is the purpose of the different types of supply order in MRP and how are these used?
- How does the MRP planner determine when it is time to release manufacturing and purchase orders?
- How does the planner identify, negotiate and resolve operations conflicts.
- What performance measurements should be used to determine the effectiveness of the MRP in priority management?
By the conclusion of the seminar, the production planners will acquire practical tools to make MRP environments work more smoothly, increase productivity, and reduce operational costs.
Participants will be served lunch and will receive all PowerPoints used during the seminar.
*Please note that the cancellation fee for all seminars is $49.
Tracy Lyn Cheetham, CPIM, CSCP, is the APICS director of new partner development. She has more than 10 years of experience in systems and business analysis, enterprise resources planning implementations, and teaching, as well as in-depth operations management knowledge. Cheetham is passionate about the global accessibility of the APICS body of knowledge, serving as president of the Association for Operations Management in South Africa (SAPICS) from 2003 to 2007. Pricing
$199 USD (by 4 April)