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Education for the different levels and organizational processes

APICS Principles of Operations Management Program - POMP

The Principles of Operations Management program contains 5 courses:

Inventory Management Principles.

This course provides participants with operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management techniques and principles. Among the preset topics are the fundamentals of inventory management, ordering techniques, replacement policies, purchasing management, and inventory performance measurement. The basic methods of planning and inventory control are covered in manufacturing, distribution, institutional and retail companies.

Principles of Operations Planning.

This course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and basic understanding of basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level of the planning process from strategic to operational. Topics covered include the fundamentals of planning, business planning, forecasting, vein and operations planning, master scheduling, capacity management, use of operating systems.

Principles of Manufacturing Management.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the manufacturing environment. The course explores the execution of the production plan and master production schedule (MPS), reactions to capacity constraints, and maintenance orders for the operational area. Among the topics discussed are the management of the manufacturing environment, executing manufacturing planning and control activities, working with material requirements planning (MRP), capacity management, capacity requirements planning (CRP). , control of production activities (PAC) and Just-in-Time (JIT). Through discussion and interaction in problem solving, participants will gain functional competencies for the management of production control activities.

Principles of Operations Management.

This course deals with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. Discusses relationships within the company environment, particularly with distribution and ordering systems. Topics covered: Cost analysis, project planning, facility planning, total quality management, operations resource management.

Principles of Distribution and Logistics.

This course is designed for people who work in the fields of distribution and logistics management who need to learn basic concepts, techniques, and terminology of materials handling and storage, distribution and logistics activities in an organization. Materials control techniques, effective storage, and the use of proper materials handling equipment are covered among many other topics.

Completion of this course will significantly improve the participant's knowledge of material handling and storage, which can be applied in the work environment.

APICS Inventory Control Workshop Series - ICWS

This series developed by the APICS Foundation for Research and Education provides participants with the basic and necessary knowledge about:

Foundations for Inventory Management: Basic concepts and good strategies for inventory management. BOIM code.

You will learn to:

  • Provide a basic description of the functions of inventory management.

  • Define various methods for inventory management.

  • Discuss real cases of inventory management.

Cycle Counting: Implementing or improving a cycle counting program and the actual purpose of a cycle counting. Find and fix the causes of inventory errors. CC code.

You will learn to:

  • Define the true purpose of the cycle count.

  • Perform an ABC analysis of your inventory.

  • List at least 5 benefits of cycle counting.

  • Correctly define a control group and its use.

  • List at least six common causes of inventory errors.

Distribution Inventory Management: Focused on the network distribution model and its objectives, activities, and decisions of the inventory distribution management. Includes interactive exercises to introduce the fundamental concepts associated with the distribution environment. DIM code.

You will learn to:

  • Describe the distribution model.

  • Identify the challenges of strategic planning.

  • Define operational activities.

  • Execute effective inventory management.

  • Implement Lean / JIT practices.

  • Run ROP, DRP and qualitative calculation factors.

Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) and bills of materials (BOM): How to use an MRP system, how the bills of materials (BOM) are structured and how MRP calculates the requirements. MRP code.

You will learn to:

  • Build bills of materials that precisely define a product.

  • Describe the use of planning lists such as common parts lists and modular lists.

  • Run an MRP blast.

  • Use the MRP action messages.

APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series

The APICS Global Sourcing workshop series provides participants with the ability to meet the critical tasks and challenges associated with sourcing and sourcing internationally.

The workshop series is tailor-made for participants to understand the key issues and complexities of purchasing activities in the international environment. The workshops highlight the different opportunities in which companies can leverage international capital to enhance their competitive strengths.

There are four workshops and an executive review (additional workshop) in the series.

• Introduction

• Global Suppliers / Suppliers.

• Cultural Relations.

• Logistic Requirements.

• Executive Review.

The executive summary and introduction cover the following topics:

  • Recognition of the advantages and disadvantages of global sourcing.

  • Selection of criteria for the evaluation of countries.

  • Selection of logistics partners, response to supplier qualifications and determination of the stability of the supply chain.

  • Find resources to investigate cultural differences.

  • Evaluation of a supplier contract.

  • Considerations about opening an international procurement office.

Global Sourcing - Global Suppliers:
Establishing the support that is needed in a global supply chain network requires a deep understanding of what capabilities are being sought, why they are needed, and where they exist. This constant search requires finding suppliers of goods and services wherever the market requires. Determining the existence of qualified partners and establishing a beneficial working relationship with them remains one of the most important challenges in global sourcing.
This workshop will help clear up the confusion caused by not knowing the best ways to locate, research, and establish international suppliers. By using available technology and expertise, we are able to locate qualified vendors who are focused on supporting our market channels. This will strengthen our ability to manage the supply chain effectively.

Global Sourcing: Cultural Relations
In order to compete in international markets that are increasingly interconnected in composition, a business must understand the best approaches to understanding local cultures and values. Some of the biggest challenges companies face are languages, etiquette, and work styles. This workshop will present the ways in which the traditions and norms of a country will influence a business relationship. By taking the time to understand the best approaches to building an understanding of the cultural supply chain, an organization will learn to avoid miscommunication while keeping strong partnerships / paetnerships ongoing.

Global Sourcing: Logistics Requirements
A successful global supply network must follow the strategic vision of the organization. High complexity can be reduced by establishing an information flow that closely follows the movement of goods through the supply chain. Establishing strong supply chain partnerships will help you work through the complexity of international paperwork and communication. The focus should be on the best ways to move products competitively, efficiently, and economically. The company has two options: do it with internal resources or build an alliance with a logistics partner that can provide the logistics expertise. The goal here is to provide customer value based on the strategic advantage that results from this alliance. This workshop will provide the means to build a successful global logistics strategy through the use of basic and advanced tools that help create a results-oriented global organization.

APICS Customer Focused Supply Chain Management - CFSCM

This course provides participants not related to supply chain management the opportunity to gain insight into supply chain management. It offers fundamental knowledge of the functions of supply chain management and is designed to quickly and effectively educate members who interact with or support supply chain activities helping to increase efficiency and generate ideas for improvement.

Part I: Define the customer-focused supply chain.

  1. Basic principles of customer-focused supply chain management.

  2. The customer and the management of the supply chain.

  3. Performance measures for supply chain management.

  4. Benefits and financial impact of supply chain management.

Part II: Key elements in supply chain management.

  1. Globalization and supply chain management.

  2. Outsourcing and supply chain management.

  3. Risk, security and compliance management.

  4. Collaboration.

  5. Information technology.

  6. Lean / Six Sigma / Agility / Theory of constraints.

  7. Design of products and services.

  8. Sustainability in the supply chain.

Part III: Key processes that support the customer-focused supply chain.

  1. Overview.

  2. Planning and operational control.

  3. Supply management.

  4. Distribution management.

  5. Key factors for success.

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