The Basics of Supply Chain Management
Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain.
In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and
external suppliers to and from your organization. Topics include:
Elements of the Supply Chain
Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II)
Master Planning of Resources
Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify
and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course
focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are
consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics
Sales and Operations Planning
Measuring Business Performance.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study
detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity
requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and
supplier planning. Topics include:
Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
the Detailed Material Planning Process
Planning Operations to Support the
Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations
Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and
implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on
performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling
production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous
improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Topics
Prioritizing and Sequencing Work
Executing Plans and Implementing
Authorizing and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems
Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback.
Strategic Management of Resources
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to
manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses
three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and
integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing
change. Topics include:
Competitive Market Issues
Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain,
Information Technology, and Organizational Design
Integrating Internal Processes
Evaluating and Managing Projects.
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