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.
of Materials and Operations Management:
Materials and Operations Management is a four-course program geared toward
teaching the basic concepts, techniques and terminology of materials management
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Basics of Supply
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.
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
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
Execution and Control
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
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.
Materials and Operations Management
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.
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.
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.
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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