Explore and be able to apply the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning, and to identify conditions that require action. This course evaluates knowledge of both supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand. Topics include: Recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace; Bringing together all the plans for the business; Disaggregating the production plan into an executable schedule; Planning the distribution network and replenishment.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Explain the principles and processes of master planning of resources.
Describe the techniques and methods of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling.
Understand the different techniques of Forecasting and the relation with the product or service.
Examine the development of operations plans in different business environments.
Identify business strategies related to distribution planning.
Explain the process for developing, validating, and evaluating performance at all levels of master planning of resources.
Identify the elements of the customer service measurement process.
Be in a position to pursue the next level of accreditation, which is writing the Computer Based Test of Master Planning of Resources. Computer Based Testing (CBT) is in support of the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) program.
Master Planning of Resources is the second out of five courses, which support the CPIM program. This course prepares the student for the next three core courses.
Effective as of Fall 2005
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