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Introduction to Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Inventory Sizing

Special Note

We currently do not have any scheduled dates for this course. If you have questions relating to this course or would like to arrange a custom course around this topic, please contact us. Our suggested follow on course is Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Inventory Layout.

Course Description

Plan for Every Part (PFEP) is proven to be the most effective way to optimize end to end material flow. Breakthrough results in working capital improvement, inventory right-sizing, on-time-delivery, manufacturing throughput, and cost reduction are achieved through this solution, but how do you do it?

This series will work backwards from customer demand to manufacturing conveyance and presentation to supplier replenishment methods and frequencies in order to develop, deploy and sustain end to end lean material flow processes. You will learn the critical components of PFEP that ensure delivery of the right parts, at the right time, in the right place, in the right quantity, with the right quality, at the right cost.

Course 1: Introduction to PFEP and Inventory Sizing

How can my organization use PFEP to optimize material flow? What does an effective PFEP program look like? How should we size inventory and present material to production?

Who Should Attend

Executive through manager-level leaders responsible for working capital improvement, supply chain, logistics, materials, purchasing, production, warehousing, and transportation.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the importance and key benefits of having a PFEP:
    • Improving working capital
    • Maximizing production throughput
    • Increasing quality and safety
    • Increasing speed, visibility, and stability within the overall supply chain
    • Reducing the supply chain's total cost
  • Learn the key components and phases of designing, deploying, and managing a successful PFEP program.
  • Explore strategies for inventory sizing and material presentation.
  • Conduct a current state assessment of your operations to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Understand the key components to Total Logistics Cost modeling and Working Capital 

What Is Covered

The course will cover the below content:

  • PFEP
  • Material Flow
  • Inventory Sizing
  • Material Presentation

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook and hand-out materials.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

None, although this course is a suggested prerequisite for Plan for Every Part (PFEP) and Inventory Layout. This course can be used towards the Supply Chain Management (SCM) certificate.

Course CEUs

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $1,450.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $1,305.00, Certificate: $1,203.50 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed Course Fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses (or are active/retired military), you will receive a 10% discount when you enter the coupon code SCL-Alum on the "Check Out" page. If you register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate in one single transaction, you can receive a discount of 17% off each course by entering the coupon code SCL-Cert on the "Check Out" page. There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations or to members of certain organizations.

Discounts cannot be combined. For questions, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • ​Second Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm


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Georgia Tech Supply Chain and
Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343