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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.

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Training Success Stories

Here are some recent success stories from manufacturers that have trained their staff on APICS courses. President of fitness equipment manufacturer: Due to our expanded growth in the e-commerce area, we find ourselves in the enviable position of having over 200% growth over the past 6 months. We now handle Walmart.com for all of the

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APICS Courses Start January 2016

APICS classes start in January 2016. APICS Course Offerings Basics of Supply Chain Management Basics of Supply Chain Management is the first course in the CPIM lineup. Students learn: How to manage the complete flow of materials in the supply chain from suppliers to customers The “ins and outs” of the manufacturing, distribution, service, and