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.
Fundamentals of Inventory Management
Perpetual Inventory Systems
Periodic Inventory Systems
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
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.
Planning Foundations (I)
Planning Foundations (II)
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
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.
Introduction to Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Production Activity Control (PAC)
Bills of Material
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
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.
Introduction to Operations Management
Facility Layout and Materials Handling
Case Study, Facility Location and Process Improvement
Midterm Examination and Process Improvement
Quality Management I
Quality Management II
Case Study and Project Management
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.
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
Logistics Information Systems
For more information, contact the Director of Education for APICS Hamilton Chapter