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CPIM Reconfiguration

CPIM is being rebranded (Part1 and Part2). Part1 is a beefed up Basics (or BSCM) and Part2 is an amalgamation of the other 4 modules (i.e., MPR, DSP, ECO, and SMR).  

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CSCP now at Mohawk

The APICS CSCP review course is now being offered at Mohawk College.

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Focused Workshop Update

Lean Inventory and Production Management Focus Workshop

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This one-day workshop will focus on Lean Production Management and Lean Inventory

  ** Date: TBD (Q4 2017) **

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Principles of Operations Mgmt.


About Principles
The Principles of Operations Management program offers an exciting classroom-based, instructor-led educational opportunity for people new to materials and management operations-or people working in positions that interact with this field.
 
Participants gain practical, essential skills that help them become more effective and productive in their jobs. The five-module format of the program teaches basic concepts, techniques, and terminology.
 
This program is taught, at the local colleges, by APICS chapters, so contact your local college for course and date information.
 
For professionals aspiring to APICS certification, Fundamentals establishes a solid entry-level base of knowledge upon which to build. The information below will enable you to view each of the five modules of Fundamentals based on your area of interest.
 
Principles of Inventory Control (PIC)
Participants are introduced to essential vocabulary and skills in identifying and applying the basic principles of inventory management. Basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution, and retail environments are covered. The questions of what to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management.

Objectives of this
course will impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, providing participants with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the control of inventory and the impact that inventory can have on a business
.

Sessions:
  • Fundamentals of Inventory Management
  • Inventory Functions
  • Order Quantities
  • Perpetual Inventory Systems
  • Periodic Inventory Systems
  • Forecasting
  • Midterm Examination and Case Study Presentation
  • Warehousing Management and Distribution Requirements Planning
  • Inventory Record Accuracy, Supply Chain Management, Aggregate Inventory and Purchasing
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) and Total Quality Management (TQM)-Trends in Inventory Management
  • Case Study and Final Examination Review
  • Final Examination
 
Principles of Planning (POP)
 This course introduces participants to the principles of effective planning. The course presents the concepts of planning at each level, from strategic to tactical. Participants work together to solve problems, develop plans, build teams, and present solutions. Through this course, they learn the essential ingredients of effective planning and have an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.
 
Objectives of this course will impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of basic planning principles and techniques that are used at each level of the planning process, providing practical examples and exercises that give participants an opportunity to improve their planning, teamwork, and presentation skills.
 
Sessions:
  • Planning Foundations (I)
  • Planning Foundations (II)
  • Long-Range Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Controlling the Sales and Operations Plan
  • Midterm Examination and Making Effective Presentations
  • Master Scheduling (I)
  • Master Scheduling (II)
  • Master Scheduling (III)
  • Future Planning Topics
  • Final Examination
 
Principles of Manufacturing Control (PMC)
 This course deals with priority and capacity management through the use of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity management, capacity requirements planning (CRP), production activity control (PAC), and Just-in-Time (JIT). This course explores the execution of the production plan and master production schedule, reactions to capacity constraints, and maintenance of individual order control.
 
Objectives of this course will impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of priority and capacity management.
 
Sessions:
  • Introduction to Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Production Activity Control (PAC)
  • Bills of Material
  • MRP Basics
  • Managing with MRP and Closing the Loop
  • Advanced MRP Techniques
  • Introduction to Capacity Management
  • Midterm Examination and Capacity Management
  • Production Activity Control (PAC) I
  • Production Activity Control (PAC) II
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing
  • Cast Study and Course Review
  • Final Examination
 
Principles of Operations Management (POM)
 This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems. It discusses relationships within the company environment, particularly with marketing and product design. Topics covered include facilities planning, total quality management (TQM), cost analysis, project planning, and operations resource management.
 
Objectives of this course will impart knowledge and understanding of operations resource management and the factors involved in designing and operating a production process.
 
Sessions:
  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Product Planning
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Process Design
  • Facility Layout and Materials Handling
  • Case Study, Facility Location and Process Improvement
  • Midterm Examination and Process Improvement
  • Performance Measurement
  • Quality Management I
  • Quality Management II
  • Case Study and Project Management
  • Final Examination
 
 Principles of Materials Handling and Warehousing (PMHW)
This course examines the basics of Logistics and Warehousing activities in an organization. Techniques of Material control, effective Warehousing, and use of appropriate Material Handling Equipment are covered. The impact of Logistics Information Systems, Distribution and Order Processing Control, and Warehouse Management Systems are also explored. Basics of Industrial Health and Safety in the workplace along with the Principles of Transportation are also introduced to enhance the subject. (12 sessions)
 
Objectives of this course are to convey essential information and provide an understanding of the materials handling and warehousing. The participant will be provided with a greater awareness of their roles and responsibilities in the warehouse environment and their impact on the company as a whole.
 
Sessions:
  • Warehousing Overview
  • Fundamentals of Warehouse Design
  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Automated Materials Handling Equipment
  • Packaging and Unitization
  • Control Procedures - Receiving, Stocking and Inventory
  • Distribution & Order Processing
  • Warehouse Management & Evaluation
  • Industrial Health & Safety
  • Transportation
  • Logistics Information Systems
  • Final Examination
 
 For more information, contact the Director of Education for APICS Hamilton Chapter