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World Class Master Scheduling by Donald Sheldon

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INTEGRATION WITH MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNING

Master scheduling is so integrated with the rest of the business that it is often confused with other business system elements. Making it more confusing to the untrained eye, master scheduling also uses calculations and methodology similar to the material requirements planning (MRP) engine. They are about as alike in principle and practice, however, as night and day. That said, many companies do not treat the master schedule with the stature it deserves and the stature that is required from high-performance enterprise resource planning.

MRP is really the execution process in the schedule planning ...

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