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Achieving MRP/ERP Accuracy

October 27, 2017
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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The Manufacturers Association of Maine (MAME's) Offic
101 McAlister Road
Portland, ME 04103

Material requirements planning is a set of techniques that uses bill of material data, inventory data and the master production schedule to calculate requirements for materials. Time-phased MRP begins with the items listed on the master production schedule (MPS) and determines (1) the quantity of all components and materials required to fabricate those items, and (2) the date that the components and material are required. Time-phased MRP is accomplished by exploding the bill of material, adjusting for inventory quantities on hand or on order, and offsetting the net requirements by the appropriate lead times.

This one-day workshop will focus on Basics of MRP and Managing with MRP. Participants in this workshop will be engaged in “hands on” activities that will demonstrate what data is required for MRP to function properly and why data accuracy is so critical to the MRP system. They will return to work able to identify sources of inaccurate data, and most importantly, they will know how to fix the problem!

Basics of MRP: This session will explore the basics of operating MRP Topics discussed include:

  • Objectives and functions of MRP
  • Inventory replenishment techniques and MRP
  • Inputs to MRP
  • The MRP grid
  • Time-phasing
  • Bills of material
  • MRP calculations
  • Outputs of MRP

Managing with MRP: This session continues the discussion on MRP with an in-depth review of the role and activities performed by the MRP planner. Topics discussed include:

  • Exploding through multiple bill-of-material (BOM) levels
  • Keeping demand and supply in balance over the planning horizon
  • Releasing production and purchase orders
  • Monitoring order statuses
  • Identifying, negotiating and resolving conflicts
  • Performance measurements used to determine the planner’s effectiveness in managing the demand and supply orders.

Potential Audience: This workshop may be of interest to: master schedulers, material planners, production planners, materials coordinators, buyers, middle management, and finance.

Your instructor for this course is Maryanne Ross, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, an APICS recognized Master Instructor. The workshop will be held at the MAME facility, 101 McAlister Farm Road, Portland, ME 04103, on 10/27/17 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM. The cost of the workshop is $249 (APICS members and friends), and includes lunch and a participant workbook. For more information, contact Maryanne at 703-969-4295 or



$249.00 Friends of APICS & MAME

$249.00 APICS Members & Friends