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One single item prevents the manufacture and shipment of any product.  Manufacturers need to have all the parts and they need them at the right time and in the right quality.  A seamless interaction between the planning and procurement functions ensure that shortages don’t stop us again.

During this focused, one-day workshop, you will learn the benefits of combining the material planning and purchasing functions.  You will learn how Material Requirements Planning (MRP) works, what it needs to work correctly and how to use the output of MRP.  In addition, you will learn how risk can be mitigated through basic contract law.  Life is a constantly changing arena.  Learn how combining the material planning and procurement functions will help you manage the materials in your dynamic business environment.

Enhance your Materials Supply Chain

Major Topics of the Day


Functions of a Planner

Requirements for MRP

How MRP performs its calculations

Lot size rules

Demand characteristics and appropriate ordering tools.



Functions of a Buyer

Basics of Contracts Law

Buying inventory items and MRO supplies

Subcontracting – risks, ownership and protections



Functions of a Buyer/Planner

Supplier capacity management

Dealing with design changes

Problem solving with bottom-up replanning

Available Courses and Exams

Currently there are no available courses For additional information or requests for Inhouse course, please contact us

Benefits to your company for attending this workshop and efficiently using the Buyer/Planner concept will include:

  • Better Customer Service
  • Reduced Obsolescence
  • Better use of your biggest asset
  • Better planning of future replenishments
  • Reduced Inventory
  • Reduced Shortages and Expedites
  • Increased Profitability
  • Improved agility in your supply chain

Join us for a fun, yet intensely educational workshop!

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Who should attend:

  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants.
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in operations management;

Course format: Multimedia presentation on the topic, combined with a diverse set of practical examples from the lecturer's practice and different companies. Discussion on the topics and individual cases from participants, as well as practical exercises.

Length: one or two days.

How we offer the course: The course is offered both in a public format (everyone can attend) and as an inhouse course. The content can be customized to suit your company's needs.

Certificate: Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner issues a certificate for completion of the course.

Type: Non-certification course. Students do not take an exam for APICS certification.

Working language: English. Translation and translated materials can be delivered on demand.

Instructor: the training is led by an instructor, certified by APCIS.


ASCM (APICS) is the world's leading association for supply chain management, providing education and certification programs.

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