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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Version 1: June 2000 - December 2006. Version 2: January 2007 - Present.
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling; describe in detail material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning; and discuss the new techniques of material-dominated scheduling and processor-dominated scheduling, which are applicable to process industries and other mature production environments.
Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 75-item examination, covering the concepts and techniques of short-term scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment as they relate to the following content areas: Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule: recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management, identifying information used in the material planning process, identifying the desirable characteristics of the detailed material planning, mechanics of the detailed material planning process, maintaining the validity of the material plan, interactions with other systems. Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan: recognizing the characteristics and techniques of the detailed capacity planning process, identifying information used in the detailed capacity planning process, identifying desirable characteristics of the detailed capacity planning process, uses of the detailed capacity planning process, measuring the performance of the detailed capacity planning process, interactions with other systems. Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply: establishing relationships with suppliers, techniques and concepts for supplier partnerships, implementing the new relationship to support the company's operational objectives.
Version 1 and 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, or Production Planning and Inventory Control, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (11/00) (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).