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Team-based digital learning

Your team will learn:

  • Fundamentals
  • S&OP process
  • Master scheduling
  • Material planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Creating business value
  • Distribution requirements
  • Financial trade-offs and what-ifs
  • Product lifecycle management

Supply Planning Training & Certification

Unlock real business value by mastering supply planning, from scheduled manufacturing leveraging distribution networks, managing inventory and matching supply to demand. Build a more robust, controlled, stable and accurate supply plan.

Supply planning is the critical function concerned with effectively fulfilling and managing customer supply and demand.

In this set of supply planning content, we explore the best practice in planning supply chain resources (such as raw materials, components, manufacturing capacity, storage capacity and people) to fulfill customer demand.

We explore the challenges of knowing what products to produce, how and when. We understand about how much product to produce without creating excess or obsolete inventories. We explore alignment strategies to achieve consensus between different departments such as sales and operations.

Fundamentals

In our “Introduction to Supply Chain Planning” course, we learn about the essentials of supply chain planning, introducing the SCOR model, and explore strategic planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), demand and capacity planning, 

We further learn about the integrated business planning process that includes master production scheduling (MPS), material requirements planning (MRP) and sales and operations planning (S&OP) designed to achieve maximum alignment between an organization’s core business functions and strategies.

S&OP process

Understand the background, context, and objectives of S&OP and the different phases of the monthly S&OP cycle. 

Master scheduling

Explore master scheduling, translating projected customer demand into rough-cut and detailed production and inventory plans, and available to promise (ATP) quantities. 

Understand the eleven inputs into the master production schedule (MPS) and the role of the planner in this process. Learn how to create quarterly, monthly, and weekly production plans using an MPS grid.

Material requirements planning

Learn how MRP systems help us determine the requirements of components and other materials needed to execute a manufacturing production plan and communicate these requirements to internal and external suppliers. 

Explore the context and objectives of material requirements planning, the detailed MRP process, and the role of the planner. Learn about the different bills of material (BOM) and how the BOM is used to generate material requirements for a production plan, and safety stock. 

Capacity planning

Learn how to determine capacity requirements, identify constraints, develop technical capacity calculations, theoretical vs. actual capacity and how to maximize capacity utilization.

Creating business value

Understand the Gartner S&OP maturity model, identifying characteristics of companies at different stages of S&OP maturity. We discuss what makes S&OP effective and how to design an effective S&OP process.

Distribution requirements planning

Discover how distribution requirements planning is a systems-driven process designed to optimize the inventory in different locations of your distribution network to meet and optimize customer demand. 

Learn how to use demand to allocate inventory to distribution centers and apply common DRP methods, such as the “time-phased order point” method, “firm planned shipments” and the “cumulative error” methods.

Financial trade-offs and what-ifs

Our “S&OP Financial Trade-offs and What-If Analysis” course explains how to use decision modeling to manage risk in S&OP and make profit-optimal S&OP decisions that take multiple scenarios into account. Gain the knowledge and tools needed to run an S&OP process (level 3 or higher) of the Gartner S&OP maturity model.

 

Product lifecycle management

Explore the stages of a product’s lifecycle, including development, introduction, growth, maturity, and decline. Learn how to recognize each stage, the activities to be performed in each phase, and transitioning to new products in the decline phase.

Suitable for the following roles:

  • Demand Planner
  • Supply Planner
  • Inventory Planner
  • Logistics Planner
  • Materials Planner
  • Buyer
  • Purchaser
  • Procurement Officer
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Performance Analyst
  • Warehouse Operator
  • Production Line Operator
  • Transportation Operator
  • Dispatcher
  • Warehouse Clerk
  • Supply Chain Coordinator
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Warehouse
  • Production Supervisor/Manager
  • Master Scheduling Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Director / VP / SVP Supply Chain

This learning content includes:

  • High-impact
    learning
  • Exams &
    assessments
  • Simulations
     
  • Expert
    Reviews
  • Application
    based tasks
  • Microlearning
     
  • Serious
    games
  • Webinar
    toolkits
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