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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Inactive Learning Experiences - Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) -Retired 2006

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:
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the market-driven activities necessary to plan and control procurement, production and inventory, and distribution; apply specific concepts and techniques in these areas to manage resources, capacity, and inventory levels to support manufacturing or conversion operations in meeting customer needs; and discuss the relationship among and integration of these three areas to enhance customer satisfaction and profitability.

Instruction:
Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering the planning and control aspects of procurement, production and inventory, and distribution and the interfaces among these activities. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Identification of the Delivery Strategy - components of customer satisfaction, recognition of constraints, strategic concept choices, and desired results; Execution and Assessment - resource planning, operations, and post-sales support; Continuous Improvement and Innovation - feedback; recognizing gaps between capabilities for delivering products and services and needs of customers; improvements in internal and external processes, coordination with customers and suppliers, support systems and measurements, and post-sales support; and managing dynamics.
Credit recommendation:

For this examination, paired with Delivering Products and Processes, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Production/Operations Management, Logistics/Distribution Management, or as a specialized course in New Product Development, Product and Process Design, or Supply Chain Management in Business, Business Administration, Management, or Industrial Engineering (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: This examination and Designing Products and Processes must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.

Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates:
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the methods that companies use in designing, producing, and delivering goods and services required by customers; discuss how the manufacturing processes serve as the execution component to other activities of an integrated manufacturing system; and discuss the interrelationships among industrial facilities management, process design and development, and manufacturing.

Instruction:
Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering the manufacturing processes in support of and consistent with customer requirements and needs. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Comprehending and Translating Requirements - enterprise strategy and mission, product and service strategy development, customer requirements and perception of value, competitive factors, and other considerations; Planning and Implementing a Design Project - organization, resources, and design activity outputs; Assessing Design Process Performance - time-to-market, productivity, quality, process testing and verification; Continuing Improvement and Innovation - reengineering, concurrent engineering, continuous improvement, communication technologies, customer involvement, design simulation, rapid prototyping, environmentally sensitive engineering, mass customization, supplier involvement, and failure analysis.
Credit recommendation:
For this examination, paired with Delivering Products and Services, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Production/Operations Management, Logistics/Distribution Management, or as a specialized course in New Product Development, Product and Process Design, or Supply Chain Management in Business, Business Administration, Management, or Industrial Engineering (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: This examination and Designing Products and Services must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.
Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates:
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss activities that an organization undertakes that usually do not directly create product or bring revenue to the organization, but which support those departments that do; describe the services provided to organizations and why they are important to the overall success of the firm; apply concepts and techniques of total quality management, human resource management, finance and accounting, and information systems;  and discuss how each supports the organization's goals and contributes to an environment that enables the other areas to carry out their charters.

Instruction:
Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering the various activities of an organization that exist primarily to provide services to the organization. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Strategic Fundamentals - the value-driven enterprise, the nature of the enterprise, vision and mission, strategic goals and objectives, core competencies, the value-added enterprise, planning, and measurement of success; Management Concepts - organizational design factors, organizational structures, and managerial functions; Business Processes - identifying and creating demand, designing products and processes, delivering products and services; Support Functions - quality, human resources, finance and accounting, and information systems.
Credit recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as Introduction to Business or Introduction to Management in Business, Business Administration, or Management. For this examination, when paired with Integrated Enterprise Management, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Strategic Management, Business Policy, or Operations Strategy in Business, Business Administration, or Management (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: For the upper division credit recommendation, this examination and Integrated Enterprise Management must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.
Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates:
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the manufacturing functions and tasks that relate to the design, sale, and service of a product; apply the life cycle concept to recognize a need in the marketplace, identify and satisfy customer needs; and identify demand sufficient to justify investment in product development.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Three-hour, 125-item examination, covering product design and development as the function of creating a product that satisfies customers' needs in a manner consistent with the objectives of the enterprise. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Marketing Inputs to the Business Plan - environment, competition, customers, and business planning; Marketing Management - market analysis, setting strategy and the market plan, customer relationship management, and executing the market plan; Sales Management - sales strategy, sales forecasting, sales relationship management, and sales process; Customer Care - customer service support, order-to-payment cycle, transaction management, and collaboration; Performance Measurement - enterprise level, marketing, and sales.

Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Marketing, Marketing Management, or Sales Management in Business, Business Administration, or Management (9/04 revalidation). *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.
Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:
Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Dates:
January 2002 - December 2006.*
Objectives:

Version 1 or 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the personal and teamwork skills required to align the functions and members of the enterprise with operational and organizational goals; apply these skills when considering differing perspectives, varying enterprise and functional needs, the multiple needs of enterprise members, and external factors; examine existing strategies in the context of a global environment; and identify key issues and prepare alternatives to improve operations.

Instruction:
Three-hour, capstone examination, involving multiple choice items and cases covering the personal and teamwork skills required in choosing among alternatives for effective integrated enterprise management. Major content areas and related topics include: Personal Skills Necessary for the Individual to Succeed in an Integrated Enterprise - personal characteristics, communication skills, and information technology familiarity; Teamwork Skills and Making Change Happen - leadership, operation, team as an organization, accomplishing change, and project management; Functions and Their Integration within the Enterprise - understanding business processes that require interaction and integration, identifying appropriate interactions that relate to the business processes and activities, understanding of another function's perspective, and recognition of integration mechanisms; Enterprise - vision and mission, strategic goals and critical success factors, strategic decisions, issues that affect strategy, and measurement of success; Enterprise in the Environment - global, domestic, environmental, stakeholder influences, and competition; Enterprise Through Time - operation within each phase: start-up, growth, maturity, and decline; transition between phases; and demand and technology changes. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of Delivering Products and Services, Designing Products and Processes, Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals, and Identifying and Creating Demand.)
Credit recommendation:
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Strategic Management or Business Policy in Business, Business Administration, or Management. For this examination, when paired with Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals, in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours as Strategic Management, Business Policy, or Operations Strategy in Business, Business Administration, or Management (9/04 revalidation). NOTE: For the credit recommendation of 3 semester hours, this examination and Enterprise Concepts and Fundamentals must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: Please refer to the next section for earlier versions of this examination.

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