Custom Course Configurations use APICS Principles Management Suite to address specific organisational needs and challenges.

Sessions within each Principle course can also operate as stand-alone mini-courses or can be combined with other Principles course sessions to create a customised learning experience.

Industry Forum will work with you to configure a customised course solution that can address any number of training needs or operational challenges, including

  • Cross-functional training for senior managers
  • Foundational training in specific operations management roles
  • Targeted training to address specific operational challenges within your organisation.
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You can select topics from any of the Principles:

  • Principles of Inventory Management
  • Principles of Operations Planning
  • Principles of Manufacturing Management
  • Principles of Distribution and Logistics
  • Principles of Managing Operations

The Principles of Inventory Management provides a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory and purchasing management principles, roles and responsibilities, and techniques. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Inventory Management Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

Topics include:

  • Inventory management fundamentals
  • Ordering techniques
  • Replenishment policies
  • Purchasing management
  • Just-in-time and lean methodologies
  • Inventory performance measurement

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The Principles of Operations Planning course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Topics include:

  • Planning foundations
  • Business planning
  • Basics of forecasting
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Capacity management
  • Operations systems

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The Principles of Manufacturing Management provides an introduction to manufacturing management core concepts and activities related to production planning, scheduling and process control.

Topics include:

  • Manufacturing management fundamentals
  • Manufacturing product structures
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Capacity planning and management
  • Production activity control
  • Advanced scheduling
  • Lean production management

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The Principles of Distribution and Logistics introduces the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing and transportation operations.

Topics include:

  • Operations management foundations
  • Introduction to distribution and logistics
  • Distribution channel design
  • Inventory management
  • Distribution requirements planning (DRP)
  • Warehouse management
  • Packaging and material handling
  • Transportation management
  • Transportation operations

View the full course outline in this PDF.

The Principles of Managing Operations introduces the fundamentals of operational process design, quality and organizational management and performance.

Topics include:

  • Processes and operations
  • Project management
  • Product and process design
  • Total quality management
  • Statistical quality control
  • Process improvement and optimization
  • Organizational management and performance

View the full course outline in this PDF

Custom Course Configurations use APICS Principles of Operations Management to address specific organisational needs and challenges. Sessions within each Principle course can also operate as stand-alone mini-courses or can be combined with other Principles course sessions to create a customised learning experience.

Industry Forum will work with you to configure a customised course solution that can address any number of training needs or operational challenges, including

  • Cross-functional training for senior managers
  • Foundational training in specific operations management roles
  • Targeted training to address specific operational challenges within your organisation.

To discuss your specific challenge further and find out more about the customised options available please contact us.

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