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APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Just-in-Time

Location: 
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length: 
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates: 
Version 1: January 1988 - February 1992. Version 2: March 1992 - December 1998. Version 3: January 1999 - May 2000.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Explain the objectives and benefits of Just-In-Time (JIT) manufacturing techniques; identify the management considerations and procedures used to schedule/control manufacturing operations; demonstrate a sensitivity to people-oriented and process-oriented issues in JIT systems. Version 2 and 3: Explain the objectives and benefits of Just-in-Time (JIT) -a philosophy which seeks to continuously improve the ability to respond economically to change; identify changes that will increase the velocity of material flowing from suppliers, through manufacturing processes, to customers.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering an evolving set of concepts encompassing people, involvement, total quality, and improvement of the manufacturing process. Major content areas and related topics covered include: General Concepts -objectives, benefits, scope and organization, management considerations; Techniques -people-oriented, process-oriented, total quality control, scheduling/control; Integration and Application -internal to the operating unit, external to the operating unit; Implementation -project management, education, transition, sequence of events. Version 2: Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering an evolving set of concepts encompassing people, involvement, total quality, and improvement of the manufacturing process. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Concepts -objectives, principles, and scope; Human Resource Development and Involvement -flexibility, compensation, changing responsibilities/ organization, relationships, motivation, and education; Total Quality Control -basic concepts, problem selection, determining root cause, and eliminating root cause; Techniques -pull signals, production considerations, material logistics, planning and scheduling, and paperwork/transaction reduction; Integration and Application -finance, engineering, customer relationships, and supplier relationships; Implementation Considerations Unique to JIT -justification and commitment, determining what to do, managing change, performance indicators, and implementation phases. Version 3: Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering an evolving set of concepts encompassing people, involvement, total quality, and improvement of the manufacturing process. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Concepts -objectives, principles, and scope; Human Resource Development and Involvement -involvement and empowerment, job design, organization design, education and training, compensation, and motivation; Total Quality Management -quality imperative, customer-driven quality standards, quality at the source, continuous improvement, and statistical concepts; Techniques -pull signals, production considerations, material logistics, planning and scheduling, and paperwork/transaction reduction; Integration and Application -finance, engineering, supply chain management; Implementation Considerations -managerial considerations, and measuring and rewarding performance.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1, 2 and 3: For this examination, paired with any other examination in the program, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Manufacturing Management, or Production Planning and Inventory Control (11/88) (6/93 revalidation) (8/99 revalidation). NOTE: Two examinations must be successfully completed to benefit from the credit recommendation. NOTE: The maximum credit recommendation for the successful completion of all six examinations is 9 semester hours.

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