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APIC 1171 - Basics of Supply Chain Management

Production and Inventory Control Part-time Studies Course

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Course Details

APIC 1171 is a pre-requisite but no longer available as a result of recent changes made by APICS to the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program. In lieu of APIC 1171 you can take APIC 1161 – CPIM Part 1. The original five CPIM exams will be replaced with two exams called CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2. More information about the CPIM exam changes and Production and Inventory Management is explained at



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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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