In this introductory exam prep course, you will learn basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. You also will gain an understanding of the fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.
This series involves comprehensive supply chain training for internal operations. Topics include: Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources, Module 2: Master Planning of Resources, Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations
Explore processes used to develop sales and operation plans, identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements, and create an achievable master schedule consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. A variety of topics will be covered, from development and validation to managing supply and demand.
Gain an understanding of the concepts of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and material-dominated scheduling as they apply to process industries and other mature production environments and become acquainted with capacity requirements and capacity-planning techniques, including processor-dominated scheduling.
This course will focus on three main areas: 1) Prioritizing and sequencing work, 2) Executing work plans, implementing controls,and reporting activity results, and 3) Evaluating and providing feedback on performance. Learn techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations and methods for executing quality initiative and continuous improvement plans.
You will explore new and existing processes and technologies related to manufacturing strategy and supply-chain-related functions while focusing on three main topics: 1) Aligning resources with the strategic plan, 2) Configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and 3) Implementing change. This course should be taken as the final course in the certificate series.