Skagit Valley College logo

Catalog Course Search Details

New Course: this course was added after the last catalog

 Course Title:   Enterprise Resource Planning and Material Requirement Planning

 Title Abbreviation:   ERP / MRP

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    230

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

The study of systems and planning tools used in manufacturing. Includes enterprise resource planning (ERP), material requirement planning (MRP), and aggregate planning.

 Prerequisite  

MANF 107 or instructor permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
N/A

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain what aggregate planning is and how it is useful.
  2. Describe some of the graphical and quantitative techniques planners use.
  3. Describe the master scheduling process and explain its importance.
  4. Explain how requirements in a master production schedule are translated into material requirements.
  5. Discuss the benefits and requirements of MRP.
  6. Describe ERP, what it provides, and its hidden costs.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.7 Identify and evaluate connections and relationships among disciplines.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).

Course Contents

  1. Aggregate planning and how it is useful.
  2. Graphical and quantitative techniques planners use.
  3. Master scheduling process and its importance.
  4. Requirements in a master production schedule and material requirements.
  5. Benefits and requirements of Material Requirement Planning (MRP).
  6. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), what it provides, and its hidden costs.