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Course Overview

The Principles of Manufacturing Management 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.

This is an extensive body of knowledge based on the APICS Certification programmes, focused purely on Manufacturing Management.

You will learn, tools, techniques, calculations and methodology alongside application techniques to deliver results in your workplace.

Who Should Attend?

Those in a  role with a heavy emphasis on manufacturing management, or those with a financial involvement.  This could include:

  • Supply Chain Planners/ Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Finance Managers
  • Operations Management Accountants

Topics Covered

  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Product Structures
  • Basics of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Managing with MRP
  • Capacity Planning and Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Lean Production Management
  • Examination Preparation


Upon completion of the course you will receive an APICS Principles of Manufacturing Management Certificate.

Why Choose Industry Forum?

Industry Forum is an approved APICS Channel Partner offering a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training, audit and consultancy services.

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.  They have all been through the APICS Instructor Development Programme.

They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

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