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 description.
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)
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