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Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

Why do you need to earn the MPR designation?

Participants will explore creating and managing sales and operations planning (S&OP); developing and applying demand management and forecasting concepts and techniques; planning a distribution network and performing multichannel distribution functions; developing master schedules that are compatible with business strategies, objectives, and resource constraints; and evaluating performance at all levels of master planning.

The APICS MPR Program/Designation?

  • To explain the process for developing, validating, and evaluating performance at all levels of master planning of resources
  • To describe the techniques and methods of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling
  • To explain the principles and processes of master planning of resources
  • To examine the development of operations plans in different business environments

The MPR review course is designed to provide a detailed overview of inventory planning in the manufacturing and distribution environments.

  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Forecasting Demand
  • Demand Management and Customers Service
  • Distribution Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • S&OP and Master Scheduling
  • Managing the Master Schedule
  • Case Studies
  • Business Heads
  • Business Process Designers and Implementers
  • Consultants in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Managers
  • Distribution / Logistics Managers
  • ERP Professionals
  • Master Planners and Schedulers
  • Material Managers / Planners
  • Operations Heads / Planners
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Individuals preparing for APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources exam

APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management course is a prerequisite. In addition, for the best learning experience, it is recommended that participants completely go through the print and online contents of participant hand-out before coming to the class.

APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources Participant Workbook with MPR section of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual and APICS CPIM Study Tools—an online learning environment that contains presentation slides and assessments to complement APICS CPIM learning experience. All policies and procedures in this information booklet are subject to change. 10

  • Minimum time required to cover the course materials: approx. 17-18 hours (3 days)
  • An additional 1 day is required for more discussions
  • An additional 1 days is required for performance check at the end of each session
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for pre-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for post-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for optional problem solving in participant workbook
  • An additional 0.5 days is required for vocabulary check in participant workbook
  • An additional 2 days are required for mutual experience sharing by participants
  • An additional 14 days are required to prepare and cover a live case study based on actual
  • working of the company with actual examples
  • A laptop with a USB port, MS-Office PowerPoint software and a projector
  • PowerPoint presenter with laser pointer
  • White-board with markers
  • Flip chart with at least 20 blank sheets
  • Digital camera
  • All participants must carry a laptop with Internet access for accessing online content from the class
  • Sign-up sheets
  • Name tents
  • Feedback forms
  • A certification of participation is awarded by APICS after successful completion of this course.
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