The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in this course. Manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries are covered. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. Knowledge of the material in this course is assumed as a requirement for the other APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) courses, 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.
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Understand the critical links of the supply chain.
Have knowledge relative to the front end of the business activities such as demand management, forecasting, order entry, and customer service.
See the impact on the performance of a company or a firm relative to inventory management and various control facets as well.
Have exposure to various replenishment systems such as Material Requirements Planning/Capacity Requirements Planning, demand-pull replenishment, and Just In Time philosophy.
Have basic understanding of cash flow management and its importance in Supply Chain Management functions.
Formulate the various links within the supply chain from the customer requirements to the end result where the customer expectation has been met or exceeded.
Understand Vendor interface and selection.
Be in a position to pursue the next level of accreditation, which is writing the Computer Based Test of Basics of Supply Chain Management. Computer Based Testing (CBT) is in support of the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) program.
Basics of Supply Chain management is one out of five courses, which support the CPIM program. This course prepares the student for a strong entry position to the other four core courses.
Effective as of Fall 2005
APIC 1171 is offered as a part of the following programs:
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