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Basics of Supply Chain Management and Planning and Execution and Control of Operations start in January.

What is APICS CPIM?

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate your organization's production and inventory activities. CPIM education is essential if you are involved in: production and inventory management, operations, supply chain management, procurement, materials management or purchasing.

What is Basics of Supply Chain Management?

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. In Basics you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.

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Student Success Story – CPIM Training

This success story is from a student who has attended on-site CPIM training. The instructor he speaks of is Mr. Bob Ratcliffe, one of APICS San Gabriel Valley’s instructors, who is also a past president and a current board member of the APICS San Gabriel Valley Chapter. Success Story The APICS courses have been a

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Case Study: How Big Box Retail Sales Practices Derailed a Quality Product

This three-part case study describes how a client’s retail customer was inadvertently derailing the client’s sales, the investigation to determine the exact factors and what was done to fix it. Results: Not only did the client become much higher profile to the customer’s retail staff, but going that extra mile – providing meaningful sales training

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We Won’t Take it Anymore: A Return Materials Authorization Case Study

Excerpt of Case Study: The company had three North American return material authorization (RMA) receiving facilities: two in Southern California and one in Mexico. Monthly, the three facilities were receiving approximately 120 RMA shipments, amounting to almost 2 million pieces with a dollar value of $1.5 million. At the start of the project, $250,000 in

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Winter 2016 Training Classes – New Dates

Please note that our three Winter 2016 CPIM class start dates have changed. Class Name New Start Date Day of Week # of Sessions Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) Jan. 25, 2016 Mondays 10 Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) Jan 26, 2016 Tuesdays 9 Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) Jan 27, 2016 Wednesday

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Detailed Scheduling and Planning Starts January 26, 2016

The APICS Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) course starts on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Course Description Detailed Scheduing and Planning (DSP) is a CPIM training module that teaches the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. This 9-session course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and

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Execution and Control of Operations Starts January 27, 2016

The APICS Execution and Control of Operations course starts on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Course Description Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) is a CPIM training module that teaches you how to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field. This 9-session course aims your staff at the next

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Basics of Supply Chain Management Starts Monday, January 25, 2016

The APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management Course starts Monday, January 25, 2016. Course Description The Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) is the first course of CPIM training. The Basics of Supply Chain Management explores the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In this 10-session course, you receive

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Invoices with Wings – An Automated Approval Workflow System

Excerpt of case study: Before paying a vendor invoice, Accounts Payable (A/P) required an approval from the internal customer that had ordered the product or service. Large invoices also required additional executive sign-offs based on a dollar-value approval hierarchy. The A/P department, with a staff of 17 people, was responsible for securing the approvals before

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Sales and Operations Processes: Ignore at Your Own Risk…

Excerpt of case study: The Sales and Operations process is not well understood in many companies. The information collected by the Sales department is often inaccurate and incomplete, because, unfortunately, forecasting and gathering data is not the first priority of a sales department, but rather… Read full case study.

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You Can Only Take Excel So Far

Excerpt of Case Study: Excel is an excellent data analysis tool. If you need to dissect, or “slice and dice,” amounts of data there is probably no better tool available for regular business users. However, Excel used in business processes has two inherent weaknesses… Read full article.