Accelerated Basics of Supply Chain Management (APICS)

  • Program Information

    The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. This module runs every Saturday from April 22, 2017 - May 27, 2017.

    This is the first of 5 module courses in the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics in much greater depth. Topics include:

    • Understanding basic business-wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments
    • Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations
    • Designing products, processes, and information systems
    • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics

    A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

    • Production and inventory management
    • Operations
    • Supply chain management
    • Procurement
    • Materials management
    • Purchasing
  • Registration Details
    • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Prerequisites: n/a
    • Cost: $699 plus HST/participant
    • Start Date:
      • April 22, 2017
    • End Date:
      • May 27, 2017
    What is CPIM?

    The APICS certification program, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), is recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control, supply chain management, and enterprise operations management. By earning the CPIM designation, individuals validate their knowledge and skill set in the field of operations management. Obtaining an APICS certification shows a commitment to the profession that leads to a sense of accomplishment, demonstrates value to the employer, enhances earning potential, and provides a path to career advancement.

    What is APICS?

    APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. Employers who endorse APICS membership for their employees create a more capable, knowledgeable, and productive workforce.

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