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Material and Capacity Requirements Planning

Location: 
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length: 
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates: 
Version 1: March 1992 - December 1998. Version 2: January 1999 - May 2000.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Describe the fundamental principles of material requirements planning (MRP); apply specific MRP techniques, including the calculation of dependent demand for component items and the time phasing of those demands; describe the fundamental principles of capacity requirements planning (CRP); apply specific CRP techniques for measuring the amount of work scheduled and determining the necessary people, machines, and physical resources needed to accomplish the work using the output from material requirements planning.

Instruction: 
Version 1: Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering the principles and techniques related to material requirements planning and capacity requirements planning. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Concepts -MRP, CRP, and factors affecting both CRP and MRP; Data Sources and Requirements -bill of material, routing, work center data, inventory data, item master data, order file data, and master production data; Material Requirements Planning -characteristics, mechanics, using MRP, and performance measurements; Capacity Requirements Planning -characteristics, mechanics, using CRP, and performance measurements. Version 2: Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering the principles and techniques related to material requirements planning and capacity requirements planning. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Fundamentals -MRP, CRP, and factors affecting both CRP and MRP; MRP/CRP Data Management -bill of material, routing, inventory data, item master data, order data, master production data, and maintaining data accuracy; Material Requirements Planning - characteristics, mechanics, using MRP, and performance measurements; Capacity Requirements Planning -characteristics, mechanics, using CRP, and performance measurement.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: For this examination, paired with any other examination in the program, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Manufacturing Management, or Production Planning and Inventory Control (6/93) (8/99 revalidation). NOTE: Two examinations must be successfully completed to benefit from the credit recommendation. NOTE: The maximum credit recommendation for the successful completion of all six examinations is 9 semester hours. NOTE: This examination replaces both Capacity Management and Material Requirements Planning. An individual who completed either of the retired examinations between September 1983 and January 1992 can qualify for the 3 semester hour credit recommendation by also successfully completing the examination for Material and Capacity Requirements Planning. Three semester hours is the total recommended for any pairing of these three examination programs.

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