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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Execution and Control of Operations
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.
Instructional delivery format:
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results, and evaluating and providing feedback on performance; explain techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations; discuss the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, as well as the control and handling of inventories; and discuss techniques for evaluating performance and collecting data for effective feedback.
Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 75-item examination, covering the concepts and techniques of production and operations scheduling and control in a manufacturing environment as they relate to the following content areas: Prioritizing and Sequencing Work to be Performed: interfaces, production environment, scheduling production and process operations. Executing the Plans, Implementing Physical Controls, and Reporting Results of Activities Performed: authorizing and reporting activities for push systems; authorizing and reporting activities for pull systems, production status reports, communicating both internal and external customer-supplier information, controlling resources, executing quality initiatives, eliminating waste, and implementing continuous improvement plans. Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback: evaluating quality management processes, monitoring supplier performance, evaluating the performance of production operations, cost management process.
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, or Production Scheduling and Control (11/00).Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Inventory Control, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).