APICS Certification Preparation

ASAP can prepare your employees to take certification exams for CPIM (Certified Production Inventory Management) or CIRM (Certified Integrated Resource Management).

As a practitioner, you may want to pursue certification through the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) program. The CPIM designation reflects your commitment to an internationally recognized standard of excellence.

The CIRM (Certified in Integrated Resource Management) certification is for managers who seek to improve their decision-making abilities and gain a clearer understanding of horizontal management and cross-functional operations within an organization.

CIRM Workshops:

CPIM Workshops:

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management:

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management is a four-course program geared toward teaching the basic concepts, techniques and terminology of materials management operations.

CIRM Workshops

Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals
Identify strategic fundamentals of the value-driven enterprise and the management concepts of organizational design and structure. Gain knowledge of the four basic support functions of quality, human resources, finance and accounting, and information systems to drive customer service.

Identifying and Creating Demand
Examine business processes that define a marketplace and sell a company’s products. Develop strategies and tactics that identify, define, and quantify customer wants and needs to achieve mutually profitable sales. Address how to identify and close on customer demand so the rest of your enterprise’s resources can be used effectively to deliver value-added products and services.

Designing Products and Processes
Review the systems, approaches, and strategies used by an enterprise to convert a need or innovation into a product, process, or service that meets both customer and enterprise needs. Develop the cross-functional skills needed to establish design requirements based on market forces, maintain flexibility in design processes, and develop design systems that best use existing resources. Explore new ways to measure design effectiveness.

Delivering Products and Services
Use logistics and distribution to strengthen your market position. Establish effective delivery and distribution tactics to meet demand, discuss alternative delivery methods, and explore practical solutions to set and measure delivery performance standards and overcome logistics challenges.

Integrated Enterprise Management
Examine methods for applying strategic thinking to enterprise-wide issues, such as the integration of individuals within teams, functions, and the organization. Develop the skills to make effective decisions based on an organization’s mission and vision, inspire teams to top productivity, use technology to strengthen your competitive position, and improve communication throughout the company.

CPIM Workshops

Basics of Supply Chain Management
This course covers industry fundamentals and provides a comprehensive overview of successful manufacturing strategies. Examine the basic concepts and language as well as the relationships between master planning, inventory management, forecasting, Just-in-Time manufacturing, material requirements planning, capacity management, distribution, production activity control, total quality management, and purchasing. Industry newcomers and those seeking to advance into management roles will benefit from this course.

Master Planning of Resources
Identify processes used to develop sales and operations plans; evaluate internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and gain an understanding of the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. This course also covers developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment and developing and validating the master schedule.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Explore various techniques for material and capacity scheduling, including concepts and techniques of material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. New applications such as material-dominated scheduling and processor-dominated scheduling are applicable to the process industries as well as other mature production environments.

Execution and Control of Operations
Develop skills to prioritize and sequence work, execute work plans, implement controls, report activity results, and create and analyze performance evaluations. Discover techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. Explore the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans in addition to the control and handling of inventories.

Strategic Management of Resources
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. This course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management

Fundamentals of Inventory Control
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.

Fundamentals of Planning
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.

Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control
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.

Fundamentals of Operations Management
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.



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