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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Designing Products and Processes
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the methods that companies use in designing, producing, and delivering goods and services required by customers; discuss how the manufacturing processes serve as the execution component to other activities of an integrated manufacturing system; and discuss the interrelationships among industrial facilities management, process design and development, and manufacturing.
Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering the manufacturing processes in support of and consistent with customer requirements and needs. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Comprehending and Translating Requirements - enterprise strategy and mission, product and service strategy development, customer requirements and perception of value, competitive factors, and other considerations; Planning and Implementing a Design Project - organization, resources, and design activity outputs; Assessing Design Process Performance - time-to-market, productivity, quality, process testing and verification; Continuing Improvement and Innovation - reengineering, concurrent engineering, continuous improvement, communication technologies, customer involvement, design simulation, rapid prototyping, environmentally sensitive engineering, mass customization, supplier involvement, and failure analysis.
For this examination, paired with Delivering Products and Services, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Production/Operations Management, Logistics/Distribution Management, or as a specialized course in New Product Development, Product and Process Design, or Supply Chain Management in Business, Business Administration, Management, or Industrial Engineering (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: This examination and Designing Products and Services must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.