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Cost: £349

Duration: 1.00 days

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Course overview   

Material Requirement Planning (MRP) is a vital component in the supply chain. It acts as the systematic bridge between master planning, purchasing and production. MRP helps determine requirements and maintain priorities.
The Introduction to Materials Requirement Planning course assists experienced planners, beginners and other manufacturing professionals to understand the fundamentals of MRP. Through classroom discussion and practical, hands-on exercises, this course will help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles and functions of MRP in the manufacturing process.

Who should attend?   

The course is ideal for experienced practitioners or as a refresher along with people new to supply chain and professionals from other areas such as Operations Managers, Finance and Engineers who want a basic understanding of MRP.

Benefits and Learning Objectives   

Understand the objectives and functions of MRP
Work with the different types of demand placed on the inventory resources of the company
Use MRP-generated action messages when performing MRP output maintenance
Determine when it is time to release manufacturing and purchase orders
Develop performance measurements to determine the effectiveness of the MRP in priority management
By the conclusion of the course, attendees will have acquired practical tools to make MRP environments work more smoothly, increase productivity and reduce operational costs.

Topics covered   

  • Define MRP 
  • Map the flow of MRP 
  • Detail MRP objectives and functions 
  • Work with MRP inputs and outputs 
  • Use bills of material, lead-time offsetting and exploding 
  • Work with the MRP planning grid calculations 
  • Perform the MRP BOM explosion process 
  • Define the role of the MRP planner 
  • Understand the causes of MRP change 
  • Detail the MRP planning process


Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.

Why choose Industry Forum?   

Industry Forum is an approved APICS Channel Partner offering a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training, audit and consultancy services.Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

Training can be offered either through open courses or in-house to suit the customer requirements.


To celebrate the launch of Industry Forum’s Supply Chain Essentials Courses and the S&OP Practitioner course, we are extending our “buy one get one free” offer to include the following course instances – enabling either a free place on the same course for another candidate or another course for the same candidate, subject to Terms and Conditions below:
For more information about this offer, please email quoting LAUNCH in the email
12th June
12th – 13th June
11th June
26th June
27th June
Terms and conditions:
  • Offer open to SMMT and non-SMMT members
  • Cheapest course is free
  • Offer can be used for two delegates on the same course or one delegate on two courses – Note. If one delegate is attending two courses then the first course must be attended before the end of June and the free course must be attended before the end of 2019 (course schedule available at )
  • Bookings must be made by midnight on the 30th June 2019
  • Bookings must be made via the Course Booking Form using code ‘LAUNCH’
  • Industry Forum reserve the right to amend, extend or remove the offer at any time
  • SMMT members can use this offer in addition to any other SMMT Membership offers applicable to them

Course booking details   

Date & Time Venue Cost Availability Take Action
12/11/2019 - 12/11/2019  09:00 - 17:00 Birmingham, United Kingdom £349 Spaces Available Book

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