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National College Credit Recommendation Service
ASCM: Association for Supply Chain Management | Evaluated Learning Experience
Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Instructional delivery format:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss activities that an organization undertakes that usually do not directly create product or bring revenue to the organization, but which support those departments that do; describe the services provided to organizations and why they are important to the overall success of the firm; apply concepts and techniques of total quality management, human resource management, finance and accounting, and information systems; and discuss how each supports the organization's goals and contributes to an environment that enables the other areas to carry out their charters.
Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering the various activities of an organization that exist primarily to provide services to the organization. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Strategic Fundamentals - the value-driven enterprise, the nature of the enterprise, vision and mission, strategic goals and objectives, core competencies, the value-added enterprise, planning, and measurement of success; Management Concepts - organizational design factors, organizational structures, and managerial functions; Business Processes - identifying and creating demand, designing products and processes, delivering products and services; Support Functions - quality, human resources, finance and accounting, and information systems.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Introduction to Business or Introduction to Management in Business, Business Administration, or Management. For this examination, when paired with Integrated Enterprise Management, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Strategic Management, Business Policy, or Operations Strategy in Business, Business Administration, or Management (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: For the upper division credit recommendation, this examination and Integrated Enterprise Management must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.