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National College Credit Recommendation Service
APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
Master Planning of Resources
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 - June 2020.
Instructional delivery format:
Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; discuss the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints; discuss developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environmental forces, and developing and validating the master schedule; discuss concepts for transforming sales, marketing, and business requirements into a feasible and economic operations plan in various business environments; discuss concepts and methodologies for managing projected and actual demands from distribution networks and external customers; and discuss the methods for integrating sales and operations plans, demand forecasts, and customer demand into a specific master schedule.
Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 75-item examination, covering the concepts and techniques of resource planning in a manufacturing environment as they relate to the following content areas: Demand Management: relating demand management to the distribution environment; forecasting demand; recognizing and processing actual demand. Sales and Operations Planning: relating the planning processes to the environment; understanding the business choices that affect the aggregate planning process, developing and validating the sales and operations plan. Master Scheduling: relating the master scheduling process to the business environment; understanding the business choices that affect the master scheduling process; constructing and implementing the master schedule, measuring the business planning processes.
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Manufacturing Management, Inventory Management, Forecasting, or Manufacturing/Production Planning (11/00). Version 2: In the upper division 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).