Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

This module focuses on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling.

It includes detailed descriptions of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), Inventory Management practices, procurement and supplier planning. It presents material and capacity constrained scheduling, which are applicable to multiple industries including the service sector. Candidates will also become familiar with supplier partnerships, lean inventory principles, and outsourcing strategies and techniques.

 

The DSP module is divided into four major areas:

  • Planning the Management of Inventory (30%):
    • Types and Classifications of Inventory
    • Inventory Policies
    • Inventory Planning
    • Accuracy, Handling and Storage
  • Planning Material Requirements to support the Master Scheduler (25%):
    • Identifying Information used in the Material Planning Process
    • Identifying the Desirable Characteristics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
    • Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
    • Maintaining the Validity of the Material Plan
    • Managing the Project Plan
  • Planning Operations to support the Priority Plan (25%):
    • Identifying Information used in the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
    • Recognizing the Characteristics and Techniques of the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
    • Using the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
    • Measuring the Performance of the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply (20%):
    • Establishing Relationships with Suppliers
    • Techniques and Concepts for Supplier Partnerships