APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management - 1

LEORON Professional Development Institute
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APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management - 1

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

Training content

I. Business-wide Concepts

This section of the outline covers basic business-wide concepts, including the various production environments used for the transformation process and financial fundamentals. Also in this section, three of the more common company-wide management approaches (MRP II, JIT, and TQM) are presented together with their interrelationships.

A. Elements of the Supply Chain

  • 1. Supplier
  • 2. Producer
  • 3. Distributor
  • 4. Retailer
  • 5. Customer
  • 6. Service and support

B. Operating Environments

  • 1. Definition and impact
  • 2. Process choices
  • 3. Impact of product design
  • 4. Production environment

C. Financial Fundamentals

  • 1. Statements
  • 2. Costs
  • 3. Analysis

D. Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)

  • 1. Objectives
  • 2. Key principles and characteristics

E. Just-in-Time (JIT)

  • 1. Objectives
  • 2. Key principles and characteristics
  • 3. Concepts of waste and value-added activity

F. Total Quality Management (TQM)

  • 1. Objectives
  • 2. Key principles and characteristics
  • 3. A. Relationships among MRPII, JIT and TQM

II. Demand Planning

This section covers demand planning, including a basic understanding of markets and customer expectations, the definition of value, and a fundamental overview of demand forecasting.

A. Marketplace-Driven

  • 1. Customers
  • 2. Competitors
  • 3. Economy and regulatory policy

B. Customer Expectations and Definition of Value

  • 1. Order winners/qualifiers
  • 2. Marketing strategy

C. Customer Relationships

  • 1. Expanding product/service offerings
  • 2. Design assistance
  • 3. Information/communications

D. Demand Management

  • 1. Sources of demand
  • 2. Forecast management
  • 3. Distribution requirements planning (DRP)

III. Transformation of Demand into Supply

This section includes design, management, and control of the transformation process itself. The first part of this section includes the design of products, processes, and information systems used for planning. The rest of the section includes fundamentals of planning systems, execution controls, and performance measures.

A. Design

  • 1. Manufacturing feasibility
  • 2. Planning parameters
  • 3. Data
  • 4. Functional responsibilities

B. Capacity Management

  • 1. Resources
  • 2. Measuring capacity
  • 3. Capacity planning
  • 4. Bottlenecks/constraints

C. Planning

  • 1. Business planning
  • 2. Sales and operations planning/production planning
  • 3. Master scheduling and rough-cut capacity planning
  • 4. Material requirements planning (MRP) and capacity requirements planning (CRP)

D. Execution and Control

  • 1. Customer service
  • 2. Linkages to the master schedule
  • 3. Scheduling techniques
  • 4. Work-in-process
  • 5. Quality assurance

E. Performance Measurements

  • 1. Strategic
  • 2. Tactical

IV. Supply

This section is devoted to supply issues. These include the concepts of inventory, purchasing, and physical distribution.

A. Inventory

  • 1. Categories
  • 2. Functions
  • 3. Dependent vs. independent demand systems
  • 4. Management
  • 5. Order systems
  • 6. Cost analysis

B. Purchasing

  • 1. Receiving and analysing notification of need
  • 2. Selecting suppliers
  • 3. Supplier agreements
  • 4. Order management

C. Physical Distribution System

  • 1. Transportation
  • 2. Warehousing
  • 3. Distribution inventory
  • 4. Interfaces with production, marketing, and finance

Certification / Credits

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • Master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities
  • Gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization
  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • Enhance your credibility within your organization
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

Why choose Leoron?

LEORON has worked with some of the largest companies in the World - but importantly we care about the individual. Through our Customer Happiness Team we ensure that everyone who attends a LEORON course has the support before, during and after to ensure their training needs are met.

We offer the highest level of training delivery, whether that be in our live-virtual training or in-classroom sessions, with our expert instructors guiding you through everything so that you’re left feeling assured and confident to utilize your new knowledge going forward.

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LEORON Professional Development Institute

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