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APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Designing Products and Processes

Formerly Manufacturing Processes
Formerly: 
Manufacturing Processes
Location: 
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length: 
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates: 
Version 1: March 1992 - December 1997. Version 2: January 1998 - December 2001.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: 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; discuss the interrelationships among industrial facilities management, process design and development, and manufacturing.

Instruction: 
Version 1: 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: Industrial Facilities Management - objectives, strategic issues, functional responsibilities, directions, performance measures, and information; Process Design and Development - objectives, strategic issues, functional responsibilities, directions, performance measures, and information; Manufacturing (production) - objectives, strategic issues, functional responsibilities, directions, performance measures, and information; Relationships - between industrial facilities management and process design and development, between process design and development and manufacturing, between industrial facilities management and manufacturing, and among industrial facilities management, process design and development, and manufacturing. Version 2: 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: Comprehension and Translation of Requirements -enterprise strategy and mission, product and service strategy, customer requirements and perception of value, competitive factors, and external considerations; Work Structure - Planning and Implementing a Design Project -organization, resources, and design activity outputs; Performance Assessment of the Design Process -measurement issues, measurement criteria, measurement data, process testing and verification; Continuous Improvement and Innovation -reengineering, concurrent engineering, continuous improvement, communication technologies, customer involvement, design simulation, rapid prototyping, environmentally sensitive engineering, and mass customization.
Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: For this examination, paired with Identifying and Creating Demand (or its former title, Customers and Products), in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Product and Process Design, Manufacturing Processes, or Systems Analysis and Operations Management in Production/Operations Management, Business Administration, or Management (6/93) (8/99 revalidation). NOTE: This examination and Identifying and Creating Demand (or its former title, Customers and Products) must both be completed to receive credit.

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