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Wed., Thurs., and Fri., March 6 - 8, 2019 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 3 - 5, 2019 West Coast Webinar
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 10 - 12, 2019 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., April 17 - 19, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 8 - 10, 2019 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., May 15 - 17, 2019
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., June 5 - 6, 2019
Module One: Overview of Planning
Manufacturing versus Service Operations
Customer Influence in Design
Order Winners and Order Qualifiers
Business Environment Issues
Process Analysis and Information Flows
General Information Flows
Module Two: Forecasting
Fundamental Principles of Forecasting
Major Categories of Forecasts
Module Three: Sales and Operations
Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
General Design of Sales and Operations
Approaches to Sales and Operations
Strategies for S & OP
Some Business Environment Issues
Module Four: Planning and Scheduling in an MRO Environment
Job Summary Page
Daily Scheduling Meeting
Module Five: Inventory Management
Basic Concepts of Inventory
Categories of Inventory
The Basic Inventory Lot Sizing Model-
Economic Order Quantity (EOQ)
Basic Independent Demand Inventory Reorder Models
Module Six: Material Requirements
Background and Fundamental Concepts
Bills of Material
The MRP Explosion
Other MRP Issues
Potential MRP Challenges
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Business Environmental Issues
Module Seven: Capacity Management
Rough-cut Capacity Planning
Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)
General Approach the Capacity
Module Eight: Production Activity
General PAC Information and Data
Module Nine: Lean Production and JIT
Some Impacts on Capacity
The Pull System
Using the Kanban System for Process
Master Scheduling and Lean Production
Are MRP and JIT Compatible?
Module Ten: Theory of Constraints
Fundamental Principles of the Theory of
Understanding and Managing the
Improving the Process using TOC
Impacts on Operations Strategy
General Types of Constraint Causes
Logistics and Theory of Constraints
Scheduling and the Theory of Constraints Multiple Time Buffers
Control Points and Batches
Major Steps in Using Drum-Buffer-Rope
Module Eleven: Partnering Activities-
Purchasing and Distribution
Purchasing Information Issues
Purchasing Responsibility for Material
Distribution Requirement Planning
DRP in a Lean Production Pull
Module Twelve: System Integration
General System Design and Selection
Push, Pull, or Somewhere in Between
General Implementation Approaches
Module Thirteen: How Technology and
New Software are Changing
Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul
Internet of Things (IoT)
In this MRO Planning and Scheduling Course students will learn the administrative processes that cover all aspects of operations, from workforce activities to asset maintenance, repair, and overhaul that take place in a fleet MRO operation.
This three day class presents the industry recommended fundamentals of MRO production planning and control.
Throughout the course we will discuss the capabilities of your ERP and/or MRP system(s) as it applies to MRO planning and scheduling. It is our experience most companies seriously underutilize these systems.
The class begins with an analysis of the business environment that influences MRO processes like order qualifiers and order winners. Students are then taught how to create a process map to help enable them to identify problems with a particular Maintenance line.
The class then takes an extensive look at forecasting to provide students with an understanding of industry recommended procedures for reliable forecasting. Next, we examine best practices in sales and operations planning and planning and scheduling in an MRO environment.
Students are introduced to inventory management to foster cooperation with purchasing and the warehouse.
We now discuss best practices in materials resource planning (MRP), capacity management, and production activity control to learn how to make the most of what we have to work with.
Students will use the process map they created the first day of class to identify how the process they have mapped can be improved through the application of the theory of constraints, lean manufacturing, and just in time (JIT).
The class finishes up with a review of how new technologies and software are changing the MRO process. We take an in depth look at: