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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Version 1: March 1997 - December 2006. Verson 2: January 2007 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and discuss concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization; explain fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers; and discuss several types of manufacturing systems, including: forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.
Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 105-item examination, covering the concepts of production and operations management and supply chain management as they relate to the following content areas: Business-wide concepts including organization structure fundamentals, operating environments, costing and cost control fundamentals; specific Production and Operations Management and Supply Chain Management concepts including manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing, Total Quality Management (TQM), impact of the environment on system design and deployment; market-driven demand planning, customer expectations and definitions of value, customer relationships, demand management; transformation of demand into supply, capacity management, planning (purposes, inputs, and outputs), execution and control, performance measurements; inventory management, purchasing, logistics and physical distribution systems.
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control (11/00). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).