Principles course

Take APICS Principles courses in their entirety for the most comprehensive educational experience.

The APICS Principles program: An overview

APICS Principles is a program that includes five courses which are divided into sets of 11 sessions, including two tests. APICS Principles courses will provide your employees with a foundational knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques, and language of operations management, and an understanding of how operations management strategies impact your organization. Also available are advanced topics for employees who already have a background in operations management.

Principles of Inventory Management

The goal of this course is to impart an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, providing participants with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the control of inventory and the impact that inventory has on a business. Participants are introduced to essential vocabulary and skills needed to identify and apply the basic principles of inventory management.APICSCPIM resize

Sessions offered in this course include:

› Operations Management Foundations
› Fundamentals of Inventory Management
› Purpose and Function of Inventory
› Inventory Replenishment Management
› Additional Inventory Replenishment Techniques and Inventory Performance
› Lean Inventory - Theory and Practice
› Fundamentals of Purchasing
› Sourcing Strategies
› PO Management and Performance Measurement.

Principles of Operations Planning

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic manufacturing planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Sessions offered in this course include:

› Operation Management Foundations
› Planning Foundations
› Forecasting
› Demand Management
› Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
› Aggregate Operations Planning
› Master Scheduling Foundations
› Master Scheduling Processes
› Operations Systems.

Principles of Manufacturing Management

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the concepts and practices of modern manufacturing management. Among the topics discussed are managing the manufacturing environment, process layout, bills of material (BOMs) and routings, executing manufacturing planning and control activities, working with material requirements planning (MRP) and more.

Sessions offered in this course include:

› Operations Management Foundations
› Introduction to Manufacturing Management
› Manufacturing Product Structures
› Basics of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
› Managing with MRP
› Capacity Planning and Management
› Production Activity Control
› Advanced Scheduling
› Lean Production Management.

Principles of Distribution and Logistics

The goal of this course is to introduce the foundations of distribution and logistics management. Among the topics discussed are the basics of logistics management, the principles and activities of warehousing, the principles and activities of transportation, fulfillment, distribution channel design and more.

Sessions offered in this course include:

› Operations Management Foundations
› Introduction to Distribution and Logistics
› Channel Network Design
› Inventory Management
› Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
› Warehouse Management
› Packaging and Material Handling
› Transportation Management
› Transportation Operations.

Principles of Managing Operations

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the concepts and decision tools needed for organizational process management and control involved in designing and operating the manufacturing and distribution environment. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems.

Coming soon! Sessions offered in this course include:

› Operations Management Foundations
› Processes and Operations
› Project Management
› Product Design and Development
› Process Design Strategies
› Total Quality Management
› Statistical Quality Control
› Process Improvement and Optimization
› Organizational Management and Performance.

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