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APIC 1171 - Basics of Supply Chain Management

Production and Inventory Control Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

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.





Spring/Summer 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 25964

Thu Apr 13 - Thu Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jun 29 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 BBY SW01 Rm. 3170


Brett Mewett

Course Outline



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Learning Outcomes

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

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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

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Basic Supply Chain Mgmt Participant Workbook (09122-V40)
Author Apics
Binding Paperback
Price $178.50


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