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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

ASCM: Association for Supply Chain Management | Evaluated Learning Experience

Capacity Management

Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
September 1983-January 1992.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 
Discuss the concepts of load and capacity when applied to manufacturing problems; explain the interrelationship of these concepts with plant and equipment, the workforce, and the scheduling of plant operations; identify different manufacturing environments, such as batch, continuous, project, and discuss the application of capacity management techniques to these different environments.
Three-hour, 100-item examination, covering the concepts and techniques of planning and control of capacity. Major content areas and related topics covered include: Concepts -load and capacity, interrelationship of scheduling and capacity management, manufacturing environment, including Just-In-Time influences; Applications -managing levels of capacity, type of production technology, implications of not managing capacity; System Interfaces -planning capacity, execution; Capacity Determination -calculated and demonstrated capacity, lead times, implications of changes in elements of capacity planning; Techniques of Planning and Control - resource requirements and rough cut capacity planning, Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP), input/output control, operation sequencing, other planning and control considerations.
Credit recommendation: 

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). 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. *NOTE: This examination and Material Requirements Planning have been replaced by Material and Capacity Requirements Planning. An individual who completed either of these retired examinations between September 1983 and January 1992 can qualify for the 3 semester hour credit recommendation by also successfully completing the examination for Material and Capacity Requirements Planning. Three semester hours is the total recommended for any pairing of these three examination programs.