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MRP Fundamentals

Course designed to equip the attendee with a sound grounding in basic MRP mechanics. Ideal ‘back-to-basics’ refresher. Presented as ‘what life is like in an MRP environment’. Valuable introduction to the concepts for support staff, and those who require an appreciation of the bigger picture (consequences of actions and resultant implications for various supply chain stakeholders).

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Course Includes

  • Definitions and evolution of MRP, MRPII, DRP, ERP
  • The position in the Total Manufacturing Systems model
  • Inputs and Outputs
  • The MPS (Master Production Schedule) including sources of input (Sales orders, Forecasts etc)
  • Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) discussed including work centre loading reports
  • Dependent Demand and Independent Demand items
  • When is MRP appropriate
  • Pegging explained
  • BOM explosions
  • Time Fences
  • Planning Horizons
  • Lead-time offsets
  • Criteria for success
  • Data housekeeping
  • Reasons for schedule jerks
  • Types of Lot sizing
  • An introduction to TPOP (Time Phased Order Point) grids
  • Case study exercise
  • Quiz to test understanding (optional)
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Supply chain training solutions for large multi-national clients in carefully targeted industry sectors.