It is not unusual for the “system” to be blamed for planning “errors.” The culprit often is not the system, but inaccurate data that the system relies upon to make planning calculations.
For 50 years, companies have relied upon this course to learn how to maintain accurate bills of material and routing data. The instructors have hands-on experience in designing bills of material and routing processes so the data is structured properly in the first place. They know how to address accountability issues to ensure that the proper people create and update the records when changes are made.
When the accuracy of bills of material and routing data improves, more credible plans and schedules are produced by the system. The beneficiaries of this improvement include materials management, order entry, cost accounting, manufacturing, and engineering functions. They are able to trust the output of the system.