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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Active Learning Experiences - Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates:

Version 1: March 1997 - December 2006. Verson 2: January 2007 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and discuss concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization; explain fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers; and discuss several types of manufacturing systems, including:  forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 105-item examination, covering the concepts of production and operations management and supply chain management as they relate to the following content areas: Business-wide concepts including organization structure fundamentals, operating environments, costing and cost control fundamentals; specific Production and Operations Management and Supply Chain Management concepts including manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), Just-in-Time (JIT) Manufacturing, Total Quality Management (TQM), impact of the environment on system design and deployment; market-driven demand planning, customer expectations and definitions of value, customer relationships, demand management; transformation of demand into supply, capacity management, planning (purposes, inputs, and outputs), execution and control, performance measurements; inventory management, purchasing, logistics and physical distribution systems.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control  (11/00). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing Management, Production Planning and Inventory Control, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).

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 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling; describe in detail material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning; and discuss the new techniques of material-dominated scheduling and processor-dominated scheduling, which are applicable to process industries and other mature production environments.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 75-item examination, covering the concepts and techniques of short-term scheduling and planning in a manufacturing environment as they relate to the following content areas: Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule: recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management, identifying information used in the material planning process, identifying the desirable characteristics of the detailed material planning, mechanics of the detailed material planning process, maintaining the validity of the material plan, interactions with other systems. Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan: recognizing the characteristics and techniques of the detailed capacity planning process, identifying information used in the detailed capacity planning process, identifying desirable characteristics of the detailed capacity planning process, uses of the detailed capacity planning process, measuring the performance of the detailed capacity planning process, interactions with other systems. Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply: establishing relationships with suppliers, techniques and concepts for supplier partnerships, implementing the new relationship to support the company's operational objectives.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1 and 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Production/Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Control, or Production Planning and Inventory Control, or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (11/00) (9/10) (6/15 revalidation).

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 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

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).

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 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

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.

Instruction:

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.

Credit recommendation:

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).

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 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

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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