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APICS Principles of Operations Management

Custom Course Configurations use APICS Principles Management Suite to address specific organisational needs and challenges.

Sessions within each Principle course can also operate as stand-alone mini-courses or can be combined with other Principles course sessions to create a customised learning experience.

Principles of Inventory Management
Principles of Operations Planning
Principles of Manufacturing Management
Principles of Distribution and Logistics
Principles of Managing Operations

Industry Forum will work with you to configure a customised course solution that can address any number of training needs or operational challenges, including:

  • Cross-functional training for senior managers
  • Foundational training in specific operations management roles
  • Targeted training to address specific operational challenges within your organisation.
You can select topics from any of the Principles:

The Principles of Inventory Management provides a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory and purchasing management principles, roles and responsibilities, and techniques. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Inventory Management Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

Topics include:

Inventory management fundamentals

Ordering techniques

Just-in-time and lean methodologies

Inventory Performance Measurement

Replenishment Policies

Purchasing Management

The Principles of Operations Planning course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Topics include:

Planning Foundations

Business Planning

Basics of Forecasting

Sales and Operations Planning

Master Scheduling

Capacity Management

The Principles of Manufacturing Management provides an introduction to manufacturing management core concepts and activities related to production planning, scheduling and process control.

Topics include:

Manufacturing Management Fundamentals

Manufacturing Product Structures

Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

Capacity Planning and Management

Production Activity Control

Advanced Scheduling

The Principles of Distribution and Logistics introduces the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing and transportation operations.

Topics include:

Operations Management Foundations

Introduction to Distribution and Logistics

Distribution Channel Design

Inventory Management

Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)

Warehouse Management

Packaging and Material Handling

Transportation Management

Transportation Operations

The Principles of Managing Operations introduces the fundamentals of operational process design, quality and organizational management and performance.

Topics include:

Processes and Operations

Project Management

Product and Process Design

Total Quality Management

Statistical Quality Control

Process Improvement and Optimization

Organisational Management and Performance


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