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Master CPIM - Certified in Production & Inventory Management - Interactive Learning - Webinar

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Education Center: Advance Operations Management School
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Duration: 14 sessions Webinar of 1,5 hour each, in a timeframe of 9 months

The Executive Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management Interactive Learning - Webinar is designed to prepare the candidate for the international Certification in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) of APICS, the Association for Operations Management.

The CPIM program addresses fully and exhaustively all relevant tools for business management. From September 2017, the CPIM course has changed  from 5 to 2 exams (Part 1 and Part 2).

Advance has designed the CPIM Interactive Learning Webinar modules to respond to the needs of those who, for private or professional reasons, cannot take part in the Inter-company course’s classroom lessons. Participants will take part in 18 sessions of 1.5 hours of individual study through group conference calls with a certified instructor. The conf-call will continue at intervals of 2-3 weeks.

The course is based on the Body of Knowledge (BOK) of APICS and is aimed at:
. Transfer Best Practices in Operations and Supply Chain Management
. Prepare the Certified (candidate) in Production & Inventory Management Certification (CPIM)
. Encourage the transition from knowledge to skills

The new APICS editions of Advance School offer the possibility of participating in The Fresh Connection, tactical / strategic application module of acquired knowledge, together with a qualified APICS instructor.

> BSCM – CPIM Part 1 Webinar- It is possible to enrol only on the CPIM Part 1. To reach the Webex course information sheet only for the Basics of Supply Chain Management module click on: Scheda Corso BSCM Webex

Download the  Success Stories   from some of the companies who are entrusted with our school and watch the  video with STMicroelectronics Supply Chain VP.

On request, Advance organizes In-house training programs in any language.


The course consists of 2 Parts, with 5 modules, each of them being provided:
- A training phase via Webinar
- An individual study phase with distance support from instructors
- Simulation of the 2 exams with discussion of the results

The course is divided into 16 Webinar sessions of 1,5 hour each with certified instructors.
Teaching, material and the final exam are in English.
In order to obtain the CPIM certification, the professional has to pass 2 Exams (Part 1 and Part 2)



MODULE 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

Businesswide concepts
- Organization Fundamentals
- Operating Environments
- Matrix Product/Process
- Financial Fundamentals
- Manufacturing Resource Planning
- Just-in-time
- Total Quality Management
- Impact of Environment on System Design and Deployment

Demand Planning
- Marketplace-Driven
- Customer Expectations and Definitions of Value
- Customer Relationships
- Demand Management and factors influencing Demand
- Forecasting models

Transformation of Demand into Supply
- Design for transformation process
- Sales & Operations Planning
- Capacity Management
- Planning (purposes, inputs and outputs)
- Execution and Control
- Performance Measurements

- Inventory Management
- Functions of Inventory
- ABC analysis
- Economic Order quantity
- Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
- Physical Distribution System


MODULE 1: Strategic Management of Resources

Aligning the Resources with the Strategic Plan
- Strategic Planning Model
- Need of a Business Strategy
- Operations Strategy
- Volume/Variety Matrix
- Product Life Cycle
- Leading/Lagging Strategy
- Workforce and Organization Design

Configuring the Operating processes to Support the Strategic Plan
- Aligning Operations to support Business strategy
- Supporting Dimensions of competitive advantage
- Supply Chain Management
- Global sourcing
- Time based competition
- Relationship between JIT and TQM
- Cost Management Process
- Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Implementing Change
- Project Management
- Measuring Organizational Performance
- Key performance Indicators
- Change Management and Why change
- Cultural differences
- Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
- Physical Distribution System

MODULE 2: Master Planning of Resources

Demand Management
- General concepts about Business & Strategic Plan
- Forecasting Demand
- Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Sales and Operations Planning
- Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
- Sales & Operations Plan
- Product families
- Time fences
- Backlog levels
- Sales & Operations Planning Process
- Validating the Production Plan

Master Scheduling
- Relating the Master Scheduling Process to the Business Environment
- Relating the Master Scheduling to the Planning process
- Developing and Managing the Master Scheduling
- Master Scheduling Techniques and Available to Promise (ATP)
- Measuring Master Schedule Performance
- Distribution Requirement Planning (DRP)
- Planning Bill of Material
- Super Bill and Modular Bill of Material

MODULO 3: Detailed Scheduling & Planning DSP

Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule
- Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
- Identifying information used in the material Planning process
- Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
- Maintain the Validity of the Material Plan
- Interactions among MRP, Purchasing and Production control

Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
- Techniques and Characteristics of the detailed Capacity Planning Process
- Information used in Detailed Capacity Planning
- Capacity Requirement Planning
- Interactions between MRP & CRP

Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply
- Establishing Relationships with Suppliers
- Techniques & Concepts for Supplier Partnerships
- Implementing the new Relationship to Support the Company’s Operational Objectives

MODULE 4: Execution & Control of Operations

Prioritizing and sequencing Work to Be Performed
- Interfaces between planning and execution of manufacturing
- Production Environment
- Scheduling Production and Process Operations

Executing the plans, Physical Controls and Results Reporting
- Authorizing and Reporting activities for Push Systems
- Authorizing and Reporting activities for Pull Systems
- Materials transactions Reporting
- Bottleneck Management
- Communication both Internal and External Customer- Supplier information
- Controlling inventory levels and lead time
- Executing Quality initiatives, Waste elimination & Continuous improvement Plans

Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback
- Evaluating Quality Management Processes
- Monitoring Supplier Performance
- Evaluating the Performance of Production Operations
- Cost Management Process

ADDITIONAL MODULE: The Fresh Connection (1 day)
During this module, which is part of the Advance School's Train for Per4mance program , we will look at the tactical and strategic choices to be made in the Supply Chain to improve the P&L of a Fresh Fruit Juice Producer, The Fresh Connection.

For more information on the form, read the Success Story Advance - Case New Holland: Train for Per4mance.



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