Inventory Planning for Supply Chain Professionals

Becoming a 21st century planner

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What is the objective?

The purpose of the programme is to investigate the Buy/Make/Sell/Deliver process as a fundamental approach, and introduce the objectives and methodology of DRP and MRP. Additionally, the DDMRP process is introduced and explained as a buffer management tool that signals the replenishment activities of the organisation.

Key aspects in defining optimal logistics capacity balancing in the organisation, including detailed capacity planning, are discussed along with key aspects in optimising short-term supply and demand (from a planner’s perspective) that can influence the process. The programme presents ‘best-practices’ for the execution of the DDMRP processes, with case examples for planning and optimisation.

Skills you will learn

Understand the Buy/Make/Sell/Deliver model fundamentals.

Understand the fundamentals of the MRP, DRP and DDMRP processes

Understand where MRP and DRP fit into the Buy/Make/Sell/Deliver model.

Understand how Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Schedule and MRP are connected with different time horizons.

Understand the impact of S&OP on overall service delivery.

Understand roles, responsibilities and handover points.

Understand capacity planning and matching including pre-schedules, schedules and execution.

Understand the different tools to manage and coordinate resources for MRP, DRP, DDMRP.

Understand the key KPIs related to MRP, DRP and DDMRP.

Manage changes in planning, related to S&OP, demand planning and capacity planning.

Understand the impact and capacity of different modes of transport.

Understand the basics of forecasting related to S&OP and demand.

Understand how tools and practices are represented at a system level.

Understand the interdependencies between logistics planning, scheduling, execution and management.

What can you expect?

All of the topics in this course are delivered in bite-sized chunks of information displayed through high-quality animated videos, info-graphics, interactions and text. In addition to the course content, I will provide you with extra information through hyperlinks and downloads in order to strengthen and broaden your knowledge and understanding on the subject matter.

It is important to remember that this course is run entirely at your own pace! So whether you have a few minutes during your lunch hour at work, or during your personal time in the evenings or weekends, your course can be accessed at any time of day, giving you the freedom in determining your own course progress.

Comment sections are provided below each page should you want to participate, discuss, ask or answer any questions with myself or other enthusiasts enrolled on this course!

How long will this course take to complete?

If you commit 1 hour of your day to studying, this course will take approximately 1 month to complete, but remember, there's no rush!

Course Curriculum

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  Section 1: Fundamentals
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When does the course start and finish?
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