This two-hour Online Self-Study addresses Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP
II). Manufacturing Resource Planning is a method for the effective planning
and control of all resources in a manufacturing organization. It is an
integrated method, which facilitates development of consistent plans at
multiple levels of the organization and across the functions of the
This course explores the business conditions and requirements that led to the
MRP II architecture development and the characteristics of that architecture.
It also covers the components of MRP II and the linkages among them that
ensure that the plans developed are consistent and attainable. This course
provides an overview by exploring four questions regarding the MRP II
architecture and supporting methods:
What were the needs that led to Manufacturing Resource Planning?
What is Manufacturing Resource Planning?
Where does Manufacturing Resource Planning fit?
What is the relationship between MRP II and Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)?
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Describe the integrated planning structure and functions incorporated within MRP II
Describe how MRP II supports the company’s cost, quality, and delivery operating objectives
Describe the importance of MRP II as a top-management planning tool
Identify the vertical and horizontal cross-functional integration within the MRP II planning hierarchy
Understand the relationship between the planning, scheduling, and execution functions within the MRP II planning hierarchy
Discuss how what-if simulation, modeling, and analysis are used to produce feasible plans
Understand what financial data is available within MRP II and how it is used