Basics of Supply Chain Managment (Lesson 1) - Free download as PDF File .pdf ) APICS. Certified production and inventory management (CPIM) Module 1. APICS CPIM certification 2. Key Resources BSCM Participant Guide CPIM Exam Content Manual APICS Dictionary 3. Basics of Supply Chain Management. APICS CPIM Part 1 -- Basics of Supply Chain Management. (BSCM) 10 Sessions , 40 Hours. This course is part 1 of a 2-part series intended for Operations and.

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This certified course delivers the foundations of supply chain management to a is the first module in the APICS CPIM programme but is equally valued as a. Basics of Supply Chain Management. Instructor Guide Version ii. © APICS. Session 2—Demand Management. Demand Management Processes. Management (CPIM) certification program is recognized Over , professionals have earned the APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management.

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It also is a network one can access included in the package. Large groups are fully aware of it.

Valeo, a French group, has developed a large program for its employees, of whom over have been BSCM certified. There are some local associations promoting APICS programs, as a valuable and world-recognized standard.

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In France the English-language certification is recognized and accepted, but Festo Didactic recently produced a French-language version. It is a test version of the basic module in French.

It is becoming better known, and a part of business models.

There is a need to integrate stakeholders in Supply Chain. There is also a need to reduce waste. According to Mr Vareillas, former Supply Chain directors are now widely recognized by the Boards of Directors and higher management.

Finance department representatives have always been included in decision-making process on highest level. Recently, however, Supply Chain executives have been better recognized as they understand what the objective is of the cash cycle within the organization — in other words, Supply Chain Management is now regarded as an equal partner for Finance departments. In order to obtain the certification, one needs to take the course and pass the test. What if someone fails the test?

Is there a chance to repeat the course and re-take the exam? What are your statistics on the success rate? The first step of the BSCM training is a simulation session, followed by web-based sessions and meetings including slide shows, questionnaires, classes. Then the exam follows.

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You can retake the test. There used to be just one day per quarter when participants could take the course, but now it is a window to give participants more flexibility.

They can choose the day and time of the exam. The longer students wait — for example until the next quarter — the higher are the chances of failing the final exam. It is fair to say that taking up the course requires careful planning, and good timing.

Courses take from a few days to few weeks, depending on the type chosen, and they need to add an additional 70 or so hours of study. Taking up this challenge in parallel with work may turn out to be a big challenge.

These are also in development stage, and all are in local and smaller scale.

How do you think the APICS certification will develop in the future — will it be more common, will it get more complex? The certification will be developing in order to be more accessible in Europe.

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Festo Didactic is hoping to develop further language versions. APICS is a live certification. Certifications are also reviewed every years, to be best suited to the market development and the ever-changing business environment. APICS is very sensitive to the needs, and there is a large community of contributors dedicated to collecting the best practice in order to use it for certification development.

I am very enthusiastic about the industry development. But now there are more and more group projects, especially group trainings sponsored by employers. Taking the example of the Swiss watch industry, Mr Vareillas mentioned a poorly structured Supply Chain, with departments tending to work in silos, not sharing or exchanging information.

These are designed to optimize your retention of the material covered by encouraging retrieval of key information. In many cases you will be required to apply that knowledge in a business context. The answers are available in the appendix of this self study guide. The ideal time to check your work against these answers is just before you start the next section.

There are two advantages to this approach: you can fill in any gaps in your learning and also refresh your memory on the work covered so far before progressing to new content. The questions provided in the online examination have been carefully designed by a Fellow of the APICS organization to assess your understanding of the material covered.

On completion of the examination, you receive immediate feedback of your score.


If you have difficulty understanding a concept in your self study manuals, the frequently asked questions section should be your first port of call.

The question bank is regularly updated to reflect the issues that concern students. Mentoring You will have access to a highly qualified and experienced Fellow Member of APICS who will respond to queries you may have on the course material contained in these courses.

Supplementary Reference Materials Throughout the self-study lessons, appropriate further reading may be identified.

Summaries containing the key points of some references may be available from the e-scp web site. These summaries and articles should help to broaden your understanding of the concepts covered in the lessons and clarify issues with which you have difficulty. On completion of this lesson you will be able to: Describe the role of manufacturing in the economy Identify areas of difficulty in traditional supply systems Explain the role, objectives and responsibilities of materials manufacturing Differentiate between various manufacturing processes State the importance of planning Describe a planning and control system Identify the levels of the planning hierarchy and the questions that must be addressed at each level Define manufacturing resource planning MRP II The Role of Manufacturing What is wealth and how do we get it?

Most people would answer that it is money. Money is a means of exchanging or measuring wealth. Wealth itself comes from: Manufacturing Services For example, a piece of land is a natural resource and has a va lue for most people. If you mine precious metal from the land you have increased the wealth you can gain from the land.

Both of these are natural resources. Many natural resources are of limited use but can be made more useful through transforming of the raw materials into a more useful form.

One example might be the transformation of stone and quarry dust into bricks.CPIM is your Answer! The Leading Edge Group will not be responsible for any statements, beliefs, or opinions expressed by the authors of this workbook. Bhushan Bonde. Most people would answer that it is money. A process or manufacturing engineering function is responsible for designing the manufacturing process, that is, the way in which the product is made.