APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management Review Course

Basics of Supply Chain Management

This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.

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I. Business-wide Concepts
This section of the outline covers basic business-wide concepts, including the various production environments used for the transformation process and financial fundamentals. The more common company-wide management approaches (MRP II, JIT, and TQM) are presented together with their interrelationships divided into the following major topic areas:
A. Elements of the Supply Chain
B. Operating Environments
C. Financial Fundamentals
D. Manufacturing Resource Planning
E. Just-in-Time (JIT)
F. Total Quality Management (TQM)

II. Demand Planning
This section covers demand planning, including a basic understanding of markets and customer expectations, the definition of value, and a fundamental overview of demand forecasting and are included in the following major topic areas:
A. Marketplace-Driven
B. Customer Expectations and Definition of Value
C. Customer Relationships
D. Demand Management

III. Transformation of Demand into Supply
This section includes design, management, and control of the transformation process itself. The first part of this section includes the design of products, processes, and Information systems used for planning. The rest of the section includes fundamentals of planning systems, execution controls, and performance measures including these aspects:
A. Design
B. Capacity Management
C. Planning
D. Execution and Control
E. Performance Measurements

IV. Supply
This section is devoted to supply issues. These Include the concepts of inventory, purchasing, and physical distribution and are included in the following major topic areas:
A. Inventory
B. Purchasing
C. Physical Distribution System


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