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APICS, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

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Strategic Management of Resources

Location: 
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length: 
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates: 
Version 1: June 2000 - December 2006. Version 2: January 2007 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions and discuss aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

Instruction: 

Version 1 and 2: This three-hour, 75-item examination covers the concepts and techniques of strategic management of resources in a manufacturing environment, as they relate to the following content areas: Aligning the Resources with the Strategic Plan: competitive market issues, choices affecting facilities, choices affecting the supply chain, choices affecting information technology, choices affecting organizational design. Configuring and Integrating the Operating Processes to Support the Strategic Plan: configuring and integrating the priority planning processes, configuring and integrating the capacity planning processes, configuring and integrating design and development processes, configuring and integrating cost management processes. Implementing Change: evaluating and managing projects, measuring organizational performance, managing change in an organization.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 and 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Resource Management,  Production Planning and Inventory Management, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).

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