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Execution and Control of Operations

This course focuses on three main areas: prioritizing and sequencing work; executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results; and evaluating and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. It also addresses the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans as well as the control and handling of inventories. Finally, the course presents techniques for evaluating performance and collecting data for effective feedback.


In this course you will learn about:

  Prioritizing and Sequencing Work to be Performed
 
  • Interfaces
  • Production Environment
  • Scheduling Production and Process Operation
  Executing Plans, Implementing Physical Controls, and Reporting Results of Activities Performed
 
  • Authorizing and Reporting Activities for Push Systems
  • Authorizing and Reporting Activities for Pull systems
  • Transaction Reporting
  • Communicating Customer-Supplier Information
  • Executing Quality Initiatives, Eliminating Waste, and Implementing Continuous Improvement plans
  Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback
 
  • Evaluating Quality Management Process
  • Monitoring Supplier Performance
  • Evaluating Performance of Production Operations
  • Evaluating Contractual and Regulatory Compliance and Cost Performance of Operations

The format of the course is a mix of lectures, discussions, and exercises. Quiz questions are included at the end of each of the ten sessions to reinforce the review process. Each student will receive a participant workbook and the current CPIM Exam Content Manual. A student completing this course will receive a certificate of completion for 30 hours of continuing education.

 
 

Master Planning of Resources

In this module, candidates explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and gain an understanding of the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.


The main topics covered include:

  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 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

 

 
 

Strategic Management of Resources

Strategic Management of Resources is the capstone of the five CPIM Review courses. In this module, candidates explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.


The module addresses the following topics:

  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 Process to Support the Strategic Plan
 
  • The Priority Planning Process
  • The capacity Planning Process
  • Design and Development Processes
  • The Cost Management Processes
  Implementing Change
 
  • Evaluating and Managing Projects
  • Measuring Organizational Performance
  • Managing Change in an Organization

The format of the courses are a mix of lectures, discussions, and exercises. Quiz questions are included at the end of each of the ten sessions to reinforce the review process. Each student will receive a participant workbook and the current CPIM Exam Content Manual.

 
 

Basics of Supply Chain Management

This is an introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates. This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.


Topics to be covered include:

  Business wide Concepts
 
  • Elements of the Supply Chain
  • Operating Environments - Financial Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning
  • Just-in-Time - Total Quality Management
  • Relationships among MRP II, JIT, and TQM
  Demand Planning
 
  • Market place driven
  • Customer Expectations and Definition of Value
  • Customer Relationships
  • Demand Management
  Transformation of Demand into Supply
 
  • Design
  • Capacity Management
  • Planning
  • Execution and Control
  • Performance Measurements
  Supply
 
  • Inventory
  • Purchasing
  • Physical Distribution System

 

 
 

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

This course focuses on material and capacity scheduling and planning. It includes a detailed explanation of material requirements planning (MRP), a technique suitable for use in job shops. The course also introduces another material planning technique, material-dominated scheduling, which is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments. This course explains capacity requirements planning in detail and introduces other capacity-planning techniques, including processor-dominated scheduling.


In this course you will learn about:

  Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule
 
  • Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory
  • Identifying Information Used in Material Planning
  • Identifying the Desirable Characteristics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
  • Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
  • Maintaining the Validity of the Material Plan
  • Interactions with Other Systems (closing the loop)
  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

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