BUS 5127 APICS- AIS (Applied Instructor Skills) Workshop
Effective Presentation Skills- This workshop will help participants develop effective, professional presentation skills. Included are topics on how to recognize and overcome presentation anxieties, improve delivery skills, present in teams and/or panel discussions and adapt skills for online presentations.
Registration fee non-credit $339.00
Section Notes: The APICS- AIS Workshop will be an intense hands on opportunity for experienced APICS instructors (Masters and Leads) who have already taken the Train the Trainer (TTT) and Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI) courses. This full day workshop takes place on August 12, 2017 at Penn State Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, Pa. 18512 (includes working lunch). Fee is $339 per person, $319 for two from same chapter and $299 for three or more. Fee includes materials, continental breakfast, lunch, handouts, and certificate of completion. Transportation, lodging, dinner and other expenses are the responsibility of the attendees. Please call 570-963-2600 for more information and for discount codes. If you have any issues with the registration process online please call the Non Credit Registration Help Desk at 814-867-4973 for assistance. Please be sure to enter email and address clearly.
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HUGE DEAL! – The next APICS CPIM offering is ECO (Execution and Control of Operations). This class is being populated by BAE and AMETEK, and has several openings if you are interested. Because of a grant, we can offer seats for an amazing $325 savings off normal prices! The cost for members and non-members is $250 -- and it includes the book! Don’t miss out on this. There may never again be an offer like this one! This course starts Wednesday 5 April, 2017. Contact Don Sheldon email@example.com if you are interested.
APICS Announces New Certification Program Designed for Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals
APICS has announced the development of the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation. The new certification program will set the global standard for logistics best practices and candidates completing the comprehensive program will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a broad range of logistics, transportation and distribution topics.
"APICS merged with American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) earlier this year to better serve one of the fastest growing industries in the world – logistics," said APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA. "The APICS CLTD is a direct result of our merger with AST&L and gave us an opportunity to provide our members and customers with more comprehensive content and training programs. Working with and developing the logistics content, we are able to extend APICS’s value for individuals pursuing or advancing careers in logistics, transportation and distribution."
The new CLTD certification supersedes the Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL) certification program and is designed to provide logistics managers with a body of knowledge, best practices, technology know-how and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. The CLTD designation focuses on eight content areas:
- Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
- Capacity Planning and Demand Management
- Order Management
- Inventory and Warehouse Management
- Transportation Management
- Global Logistics Considerations
- Logistics Network Design
- Reverse Logistics and Sustainability
This new certification program—developed by APICS and subject matter experts—will offer new courseware, self-study and instructor-led learning options and a single computer-based exam delivered worldwide via a test center network.
The APICS CLTD designation is aimed to serve the needs of both professionals and employers around the world and lessen the impact of the industry skills gap. Much like the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations, the CLTD will be globally recognized and support professional advancement. The CLTD also sets the global standard for logistics best practices, and assists employers in developing the personnel needed to meet customer demand.
The CLTD program is planned to launch in the second quarter of 2016. For additional information, please follow the links below:
Advance Your Career With APICS Certifications
Whether you are starting out as an operations assistant, or you are a senior manufacturing expert with years of mechanical systems or vendor management experience, APICS will:
- keep you up-to-date and industry-savvy on current news and events.
- give you the leverage you need to advance your career.
- enhance your operations and supply chain management skills.
- make you a valued leader within your organization.
Already certified? You have worked hard to achieve your certifications. Keeping them up-to-date and active show your dedication to your career in operations and supply chain management and, helps boost your standing within your organization and the industry.
CPIM Exam Modules
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In
the Basics you get a complete
overview of material flow, from internal and
external suppliers, to and from your organization. Topics include:
- Elements in the supply chain
- Just-in-Time (JIT)
- Total Quality Management (TQM)
- Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II)
- Demand Planning
- Capacity Management
Master Planning of Resources
Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans and
identify and assess internal and external demand and
The course focuses on the importance of
producing achievable master schedules
that are consistent with business
policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics include:
- Demand Management
- Sales and Operations Planning
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling.
includes detailed descriptions of material requirements
planning (MRP), capacity
requirements planning (CRP), inventory
management practices, and procurement
and supplier planning. Topics
- Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
- Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
- Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
- Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations
Focus 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
Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback
Strategic Management of Resources
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and
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
- Evaluating and Managing Projects
Applied Manufacturing Education Series
AMES is a comprehensive set of in-house training courses designed to
quality, entry-level education to professionals within a
company or organization.
The AMES courses teach the importance of
integrating all areas of manufacturing
and corporate strategic goals.
This series is a definite must for companies looking
to improve the
knowledge base of their employees.
Explains basic industry concepts and the importance of planning to
achieve maximum manufacturing productivity.
Material Requirements Planning
Teaches how to develop and execute a material requirements plan from
developing and using a bill of material, through obtaining and
interpreting scheduling data to selecting methods and techniques for
implementing a material requirements planning system. Course description
Designed to teach the entire CRP process, including calculating
capacity, gathering and interpreting necessary data, completing the CRP
process, analyzing results and resolving potential problems, and
monitoring the company’s output as a function of current resources.
Production Activity Control
Discusses the flow of goods through the manufacturing cycle for
maximum productivity. This course covers production activity control in
job shop, repetitive, batch, and process manufacturing companies.
Teaches the principles, concepts, and techniques for planning and
controlling inventory at all stages of the manufacturing and
distribution cycle, including establishing an inventory management plan,
controlling inventory based on that plan, and monitoring performance.
Challenges program participants to learn how to improve quality,
reduce manufacturing lead times and inventory, focus on waste reduction,
and develop productive relationships with customers and suppliers
Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management
Fundamentals program delivers the tools needed to master the basics of
materials and operations management. Participants
gain a solid understanding of inventory control, planning, manufacturing
control, and operations management.
Fundamentals of Inventory Control introduces participants to
essential vocabulary and skills identifying and applying the basic
principles of inventory management.
Fundamentals of Planning teaches participants the principles
of effective planning.
Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control details priority and
capacity management through the use of material requirements planning.
Fundamentals of Operations Management maps out the
relationship between goods and services and the operation of the
Introduction to Enterprise Resources Planning
Introduction to Enterprise Resources Planning course is ideal for ERP
project managers, consultants employed as ERP integrators, and
organizations beginning an ERP implementation. Introduction to ERP will
enable participants to determine if their organization is ready for
ERP.Session topics include
. Introduction to ERP and the Benefits of
. Developing a Business Case to Justify an ERP
. Business Process Alignment
. The Value Chain Process
. Technology and International Considerations
. Change Management and ERP Implementation
. Implementing ERP
. Expanding on ERP
Just-in-Time / lean
Just-in-Time: Lean Operating Principles and Techniques instructor-led
course is ideal for manufacturing and service-based organizations that
seek to eliminate waste, reduce lead times, and improve quality to zero
defects. The JIT course includes instructor-led
discussions, group work, and end-of-session quizzes. Session
Introduction to JIT Concepts
Continuous Improvement Methodologies and Techniques
Statistical Process Control and Pull Signals
Production Considerations and Material
Planning and Scheduling and
Human Resource Development and Involvement
Integrating and Applying Different Techniques
to Business Processes
Certified Supply Chain Professional
The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new
industry educational and certification program created to meet the
rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.
From the manufacturing to the service industry, regardless of whether
a company is serving business or consumer markets or is for profit or
not-for-profit, the increasingly important role of supply
chain management is affecting all organizations. Customers already
expect good quality at low prices, and speed of delivery is becoming
more important. As a result, effective supply chain management has
become essential to successfully compete in today’s global marketplace.
The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond
internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply
chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and
provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of
these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.
Benefits of the CSCP Program
After earning your CSCP designation, you will:
- Learn to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation
- Discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory,
productivity, and bottom-line profitability
- Understand how to manage the integration and coordination of
activities to achieve reduced costs and increase efficiencies and
- Gain the knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage
worldwide supply chain activities
- Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition
- Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased
Who should pursue the CSCP education and
The CSCP program is for professionals in operations and supply chain
management. This designation is ideal for you if you are:
- Interested in
more depth of knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier
and customer relations, international trade, the use of information
technology to enable the supply chain, and physical logistics.
- A professional
who is consulting or teaching supply chain functions
- Working with
enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.
The CSCP program will help you advance your career while giving you
the foundation to improve your company’s competitive position and
The CSCP body of knowledge is made up of the following four domains:
Operations, Planning, and Logistics
Managing Customer and
Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management
CSCP Exam Preparation
To help prepare you for the CSCP exam, APICS has developed the
CSCP Learning System.
Based on the CSCP body of knowledge, the learning system is a
comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It
combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a
customized learning experience.
We also can put on put on 4-6 hour workshops at your place of
business on a
variety of topics including:
- Shop Floor Control
- Capacity Management
- Types of schedules
- Work Center Management
- Impl. Of zero Inv
- Practical Forecasting,
- Make Vs Buy Decisions
- Master Scheduling
- Material Requirements
- Repetitive Scheduling
- Aggregate Inventory
- Back Flushing
- Bill of Material
- Cycle Counting
- Discrete, Static
- Distribution Inventory,
- Flattened BOM
- Inventory Man.( Introduction)
- Inventory Man.(Basic M&S)
These workshops can be grouped into an area of emphasis such as
There’s an app for that!
There are several APICS apps available for your phone or tablet.
The Learn It app contains an APICS Dictionary and flash cards to help you learn.
There are also apps for CSCP and each CPIM module with practice exams
Just go to your favorite app store and search for “APICS” !