MK Manufacturing and MK Logistics:

When you need a consultant that knows the entire MK suite of modules and how they fit together, Mike Atherton is the right choice.   He has worked with numerous clients around the world assisting them to implement MK or improve their existing implementation.  

He designed and teaches the following courses:

MK Manufacturing Planning and Execution Students build the data necessary to run a company in a traditional MRPII environment. Students create customers, suppliers, employees, items, bills of material, and routings. A sales order is entered to create demand for each student’s product. This demand is then used to drive industrial planning (IP), master production scheduling (MPS), forecasting, and material requirements planning (MRP). Planned production and purchase orders are converted and then processed. Repetitive, shop floor and vendor schedules are also covered as part fo the integrated process. The finished product is delivered against the original sales order and sales schedule before invoicing completes the business process. Students are given a case study on the last day to complete in MK.
MK Project Manufacturing Students build the data necessary to run an estimate-to-order business and then execute the process. The course starts with students creating foundation data including customers, suppliers, employees, purchased items, and manufactured items. This data is then used to define an estimate, which is converted to a quote and accepted as sales order. The sales order drives demand for project resources planning (PRP) and manufacturing requirements planning (MRP) which create planned purchase and production orders. Students process the purchase orders and production orders. Ultimately students build and deliver the customized product they originally defined in the estimate. Students are given a case study on the last day to complete with their group. 
MK Inventory Management This course covers the three different inventory management modules; Inventory (INV), Inventory Location Management (ILC), and Advanced Warehouse Management (AWM).  Students setup data in each of these environments and then process purchase orders, sales orders, and production orders.  This course is a good introduction to each environment.  Students will have a better understanding of the advantages and limitations of each environment and their correct application.  Due to its complexity, particular time and attention will be given to AWM.
MK Service - An Integrated Approach This course provides an integrated look at the MK Service Module.  Students create all setup data and then execute functionality for Warranty Tracking, Service Orders, RMA Return Orders, DRP processing, and Periodic Maintenance.   Student learn the details of the MK Service module and how they interrelate to each other and non-Service modules.
MK Financials - Introduction This course provides an integrated look and introduction to MK Financials. Students will work with master data setup, transaction mapping, general ledger processing, accounts receivables processing, and accounts payable processing. By completion of this course, students will have a fundamental knowledge of the basic and unique features and functions of the MK Financials.
MK Tools - Introduction This course covers the basic functions of the MK tool set. Students learn how to “pre” and “post” data for an MK company. This enables them to save a data set and establish it again on the same or another server. The basics of creating and modifying menus, forms, and reports are covered. Students create a table and then develop a session, form, and report to enter data into their table and report against it.
MK Advanced Topics This course extends the concept of module interdependency.  Students develop an environment that encompasses such advanced functions as mixed-mode manufacturing (MRP/MPS and Projects), Multi-Organization, Landed Cost, Service, and Advanced Warehousing.  This course is taught in a seminar format.

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