Certification in Production & Inventory Management and CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
Introduction to Materials Management
This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone considering the CPIM certification. It is based upon the 2008 Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. New features of this edition include enhanced coverage of performance metrics, ERP, supply chain approaches and implications, lean production fundamentals, & basic scheduling rules. Topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. This is a primary reference for the Basics of Supply Chain Management module of the APICS CPIM program.
The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles. Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program. The 2009 APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.
Basics of Supply Chain Management-Entry Module
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.
Master Planning of Resources-Core Competency Module
Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics examined in depth include: Demand Management; Sales and Operations Planning; Master Scheduling; and Measuring Business Performance.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning Core Competency Module
Class focus is on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management; Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process; Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan; and Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations Core Competency Module
Class focus is on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Topics include: Prioritizing and Sequencing Work; Executing Plans and Implementing Controls; Authorizing and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems; and Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback.
Strategic Management of Resources Capstone Module
Class explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include: Competitive Market Issues; Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Organizational Design; Configuring and Integrating Internal Processes; and Evaluating and Managing Projects.
CPIM testing is computer based at a convenient Wichita location. Please direct questions about books and testing to your instructor or Ron Lunsford, CPIM, CSCP, Chapter V.P. Education 2008-2010 at 316.641.6291.
Achieve Competitive Success with the APICS CSCP Program
Wichita Area Technical College and the Wichita Chapter of APICS are offering the APICS CSCP Preparation Course that will expand your supply chain knowledge and prepare you for the APICS CSCP certification exam. This course is the first comprehensive educational program of its kind. Designed exclusively for operations and supply chain management professionals, the program will provide you with in-depth knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier and customer relations, international trade, the use of information technology, and physical logistics. Gain the skill sets that you need to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today’s increasingly complex supply chains.
APICS Master Instructor: Brian Ferris, CFPIM, CSCP, C.P.M.
Register for CSCP – APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional now.
Class fee includes the CSCP Learning System
Questions or requests for more detail about this program should be directed to
Ron Lunsford, CPIM, CSCP firstname.lastname@example.org or call 316-641-6291
Lean for Operations
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the concepts and practices of Lean Manufacturing as applied in industry today. Students begin with a discussion of Lean Manufacturing’s place in the overall process of continuous improvement. Students will then move on to learning to apply basic elements of lean, lean system design, lean tools and measurement methods to industry based scenarios.
Value Stream Alignment
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the process of Value Stream Mapping and how to apply it to improve processes. The class will begin with a description of Value Stream Mapping and how it utilizes material and information flows. Students will learn how to complete a Current State Value Stream Map, evaluate the map and then create a Future State Value Stream Map and Implementation Plan.
This 3 credit hour course will teach students the basics of both Lean and Six Sigma and how these problem solving methodologies apply to manufacturing and service organizations. Students completing this course will be better prepared for real business world issues, and have the ability to apply these concepts and tools at a basic level.
Lean for Services – Offices
This course will teach students the basics of both Lean and Six Sigma and how these problem solving methodologies apply to the service organizations. Students completing this course will be better prepared for real business world issues, and have the ability to apply these concepts and tools at a basic level.
Lean for Engineering
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the concepts and practices of Lean Manufacturing as applied in engineering practices today. Students begin with an overview of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement. Students will then learn to apply basic elements of lean and process improvement to engineering scenarios.
Lean Culture – People Systems
This course has been developed to enable the student to understand the differences between the current work cultures and a lean culture. Students will be able to identify the steps and changes necessary to implement lean while changing the culture to ensure the gains from Lean activities will continue.
Lean for Healthcare
The purpose of Lean for Healthcare is to introduce the healthcare professional to the principles of process mapping and establishing flow in the implementation of Lean concepts. The student will be able to apply his/her knowledge to a real healthcare situation. The student will be equipped to perform basic process mapping, and to discuss the benefits of establishing flow and pull systems in healthcare processes.
LEN 115 – Lean Healthcare – Overview & Goal Setting
This workshop is designed to introduce the healthcare professional to Lean concepts and discuss the application of these concepts to their work situation. It also addresses the challenges of change management in Lean implementation. The student will be better equipped to identify waste and instability in healthcare processes, and to discuss how lean implementation can be used to combat these issues.
LEN 120 – Lean Healthcare Quality/Stand
This workshop is designed to introduce the healthcare professional to the importance of quality and standardization in the implementation of Lean concepts and principles. The student will be able to apply his/her knowledge to a real healthcare situation. The student will be equipped to reduce instability in healthcare processes through standardization and other Lean principles.
LEN 125 – Lean Healthcare – Establishing Flow
This workshop is designed to introduce the healthcare professional to the principles of process mapping and establishing flow in the implementation of Lean concepts. The student will be able to apply his/her knowledge to a real healthcare situation. The student will be equipped to perform basic process mapping, and to discuss the benefits of establishing flow and pull systems in healthcare processes.
LEN 130 – Lean Healthcare – Root Cause & Kaizen
This workshop is designed to introduce the healthcare professional to the principles of root cause analysis and kaizen in the implementation of Lean concepts. The student will be able to apply his/her knowledge to a real healthcare situation. The student will be equipped to perform basic root cause analysis and kaizen events.
Six Sigma introduces individual process owners and operators to the skills necessary to identify, monitor, and control profit-eating practices in their own processes and for larger system projects.
The program also addresses the challenges of change and data management. Students develop an in-depth understanding of how computers and statistical software are essential components in the business world and society in general for:
- Exploring data in depth
- Data simulation
- Screening data for errors
- Manipulating data
- Performing transformations
- Focus on the use of the computer
- Statistical software as a valuable productivity and data analysis tool
The training instructs the student on how to assist their business in making intelligent decisions about where and how to incorporate improvements.
The courses progress in order of the martial arts – Yellow, then Green, then Black. All courses are taught by what are called Master Black Belts – they are statistical guru’s. The object of the game is to fix processes – find the most efficient manner for those processes and have proof or statistical data to back up your decision.
Six Sigma Yellow Belt – 1 credit hour
Introduces the fundamentals of Six Sigma to individual process owners and operators who can then act as team members on Six Sigma projects. Not only do these Yellow Belts gain the skills necessary to identify, monitor and control profit-eating practices in their own processes, but they are also prepared to feed that information to Green Belts and Black Belts working on larger system projects.
Six Sigma Green Belt Methods – 3 credit hours
Designed to help adult learners understand Six Sigma concepts and be able to apply their knowledge to real problems. It also addresses the challenges of change management and data management.
Six Sigma Green Belt Statistics – 3 credit hours
Students develop an in-depth understanding of how computers and statistical software are essential components in the business world and society in general for exploring data in-depth, using data simulation, screening data for errors, manipulating data, performing transformations and focusing on the use of the computer and statistical software as a valuable productivity and data analysis tool.
PSS 115 Six Sigma Black Belt Methods 3 Cr Hrs
Incorporates data and statistical analysis into a project-based workflow that allows businesses to make intelligent decisions about where and how to incorporate improvements.
PSS 120 Six Sigma Black Belt Experimentation 3 Cr Hrs
Students will learn how to manipulate data with statistical tools to transform it into valuable information (numeric and/ or graphic). This data will be incorporated into a project.