Master Planning of Resources - Core Competency Module

Explore and be able to apply the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning, and to identify conditions that require action. This module evaluates knowledge of both supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand.

Topics include:

  • Recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace
  • Bringing together all the plans for the business
  • Disaggregating the production plan into an executable schedule
  • Planning the distribution network and replenishment


  • Explain the master planning model and key planning elements.
  • Identify customer service policies, sources of customer demand, elements of actual demand, techniques for communicating with customers, and measurements of forecast accuracy.
  • Understand the distribution network structure.
  • Explain the concept of multilevel master scheduling and the final assembly schedule.