Master Scheduling Course

When it seems like the left hand does not know what the right hand is doing in an enterprise, here is what commonly is lacking: A robust master schedule.

Master scheduling drives the integration of plans. It is the cog that connects demand planning, Integrated Business Planning, long-range resource planning, rough-cut capacity planning, and finishing or final assembly scheduling. When change occurs, the master scheduling process ensures that these other planning processes interact properly to replan and stay in alignment.

When a master scheduling process is effective, the enterprise becomes more reliable. Customer orders are delivered on time. The amount of inventory to support those orders is minimized. Operating costs are lower.

What Is the Master Scheduling Course

This two-day course teaches the mechanics of master scheduling. It focuses on useful techniques for integrating the master schedule with the demand plan and other supply plans, including material requirements planning and production planning. What is feasible to expect from a master schedule is also emphasized.

What You Learn

The instructors led master scheduling in companies prior to joining Oliver Wight. They know what it takes to implement – and sustain – a best practice master scheduling process.

Participants will learn:

  • Proven techniques for managing changes to the master schedule in response to plans approved in the Integrated Business Planning process
  • How to manage the important link between master scheduling and material requirements
  • How to determine the proper action in responding to exception messages
  • How to keep the master schedule matched to production planning rates
  • Ways to use rough-cut capacity planning to ensure schedules are realistic

For more details, download the detailed course brochure.

Value of the Master Scheduling Course

In the day-to-day stress of getting products “out the door,” it can be difficult to know how well the master scheduling process is working. When implementing a master scheduling process, it is imperative that the process and technology are structured properly. Otherwise, the process will become a burden, rather than a competitive advantage.

The master scheduling course prepares people to design and utilize a master schedule to its full capabilities. That’s how master scheduling contributes to improved business performance and financial results.

What Clients Say

“I like how well each topic was tied together to demonstrate the importance of having good processes throughout the system.”  Zach Hagenseker, Master Scheduler, Gilchrist & Soames

“This is a lot of information in two days! I like that the information was presented in a way that a lot will be retained.”   Christopher Corrick, Buyer/Planner, Idex (Corken BU)

Promo Codes Available:

Register 60 days prior to course:
use EarlyBird for 20% off

Team Incentive:
send 3 people for the price of 2- use 3for2

Attend 2 courses:
use Tracks for 25% off


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Master Scheduling (Jan 25-27, 2021) VIRTUAL
Virtual Course Times: 9am-1pm Eastern
$ 1,600.00
Master Scheduling (Apr 7-9, 2021) VIRTUAL
Virtual Course Times: 9am-1pm Eastern
$ 1,600.00
Master Scheduling (Apr 22-23, 2021) Dallas, TX
$ 1,995.00
Master Scheduling (Oct 5-6, 2021) Chicago, IL
$ 1,995.00
Master Scheduling (Nov 16-17, 2021) Orlando, FL
$ 1,995.00

Who Should Attend:

  • People involved with the operation or design of the master schedule and Integrated Business Planning process.
  • People who are the beneficiaries of a master schedule and who are involved in communications between their functions and the master scheduler. This includes people from materials, engineering, finance, master scheduling, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and customer service.

Note: Many companies send their planning team early in the process of designing or improving the master scheduling process.


During in-person course registration, please indicate your hotel needs. While hotel accommodations are not included in the cost of the course, we will be happy to make a reservation on your behalf.


In Person: (2 Days)

Day One 8:00am-5:00pm

Day Two 8:00am-4:00pm


Virtual: (3 Days)

9:00am-1:00pm each day