Industry Forum’s experts have delivered Supply Chain training to businesses around the globe; and supported improvement projects in both physical logistics and office based supply chain functions.

Industry Forum is the UK’s largest provider of APICS training and certification, offering development to supply chain talent and elevating end-to-end supply chain performance. From education and certification to benchmarking and best practices, Industry Forum is a perfect partner to help you map out your route to supply chain excellence.

Supply Chain Management Essentials

Topic Examples Benefit Timescale
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Essentials

 

 

Implement a fully integrated Sales & Operational Planning process?

If only we would get the forecast right we wouldn’t have any problems.”

Business functions misaligned and working to multiple unbalanced plans.

 

  • S&OP Foundations
  • Define sales and operations planning (S&OP)
  • Understand how S&OP supports the business
  • Identify S&OP planning inputs
  • Identify S&OP historical input data
  • Summarise S&OP outputs
  • Understand the S&OP process
1 day course

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Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Practitioner

 

 

Implement a fully integrated Sales & Operational Planning process?

If only we would get the forecast right we wouldn’t have any problems.”

Business functions misaligned and working to multiple unbalanced plans.

 

As Essentials, plus:

  • Describe S&OP detailed planning process
  • Understand S&OP outputs and how to use them successfully
  • Understand the S&OP grid
  • Define the different roles and responsibilities of those involved
  • Practical application of S&OP
2 day course

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Material Requirement Planning (MRP) Essentials Inconsistent material supply.

Material shortages.

Expedited orders.

  • Understand the objectives and functions of Materials Requirement Planning (MRP)
  • Work with the different types of demand placed on the inventory resources of the company
  • Use MRP-generated action messages when performing MRP output maintenance
  • Determine when it is time to release manufacturing and purchase orders
  • Develop performance measurements to determine the effectiveness of the MRP in priority management
1 day course

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Inventory Management Essentials Working capital too high.

Need to release cash for growth.

Need to release factory floor space for value adding activities.

  • Implement an inventory management process across your organisation
  • Capability to understand and implement Cost of Goods Reduction (COGS) programmes
  • Trained resources to provide accurate and real time inventory reporting
  • Improve working capital requirements
  • Enhance Customer Service
1 day course

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Supply Chain Planning and Procurement Essentials Ensure Supply Chain and Procurement capabilities are efficiently developed and utilised to support the product planning and production.
  • Understand the key roles of Supply Chain in a procurement process
  • Understand sourcing strategies and be able to select the correct methodology
  • Improve Supply Chain planning and risk management
1 day course

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Supply Chain for IATF 16949 Is your supply chain function prepared and compliant to the IATF16949 requirements?IATF16949 places some specific auditable requirements on the Supply Chain function. Learn what these are and how to implement in your process.
  • Understand the structure of ISO9001/IATF16949
  • Review of IATF 16949 relevant to Supply Chain operations
  • Risk based thinking applied to Supply Chain operations
1 day course

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APICS Principles of Operations Management

Topic Examples Benefit Timescale
Inventory Management;

too much, lost, incorrect or no factory inventory?

  …develop a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory and purchasing management principles, roles and responsibilities, and techniques. APICS Principles of Operations Management

3 Day Programme

Planning functions not working effectively?

Business planning

Forecasting

Sales and operations planning (S&OP)

Master scheduling

Capacity management

Operations systems

Incorrect supplier, production schedules driving inefficiencies.

Low or over utilisation of resources.

…develop 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. APICS Principles of Operations Management

3 Day Programme

Production control activities not in control? Inconsistent product structures creating scheduling challenges?

Issues with Capacity planning and management?

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

3 Day Programme

Increasing logistics costs putting pressure on product costs?

Inefficient transportation networks?

No visibility on material or product deliveries.

Low transportation utilisation.

Product arriving at unscheduled intervals.

…introduces the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing and transportation operations. APICS Principles of Operations Management

3 Day Programme

Review how to organise operations for success. Managing Operations …introduces the fundamentals of operational process design, quality and APICS Principles of Operations Management

Principles of Managing Operations 

Do you face a challenge which you feel would be best faced through the development of a customised tailored approach specific to your issue? Mix and Match APICS  Principles of Operations Management to address your specific organisational needs and challenges. Industry Forum will work with you to configure a customised course solution that can address any number of training needs or operational challenges APICS Principles of Operations Management

Customised to your needs

 

APICS Supply Chain Management Certifications & Assessment

Topic Examples Benefit Timescale
Certified in Production and Inventory Management

(CPIM)

Improve internal supply chain performance through focussed training on an organisation’s internal operations taking an in-depth look at the production and inventory activities within the internal operations of a company, providing a comprehensive view of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning.
  • Reduce inventories whilst maintaining full product availability and on-time deliveries
  • Develop highly qualified supply chain staff
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Certified Supply Chain Professional

(CSCP)

Issues with your extended supply network?

Learn how to develop and operate a high performance supply chain.

Develop a broader supply chain view, extending knowledge outside of a company’s internal operations to encompass all of the steps throughout the supply chain – from suppliers through the company to the end consumer.

  • Effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximise your value chain
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Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

(CLTD)

External logistics

Understand the information you need to meet today’s supply chain logistics challenges.

Impact your organisation’s bottom line through logistic cost optimisation.

Improve capability to plan and operate a fully transparent, cost and performance optimised distribution network.

  • Provides your employees with comprehensive knowledge that sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution.
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Audit & Assessment for Supply Chain

Topic Examples Benefit Timescale
Materials Management Operations Guidance/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG-LE) v5 Essentials Assess your internal and/or partner supply chain performance to identify weaknesses and drive continual improvement.

Compliant to IATF16949 requirements.

End to end view of a manufacturing supply chain.

  • Gain an understanding into MMOG/LE, which is the global standard for supply chain management processes that reduces costs from errors, waste, and workload for suppliers and customers.
1 day Essentials

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Materials Management Operations Guidance/Logistics Evaluation (MMOG-LE) v5 Practitioner  Assess your internal and/or partner supply chain performance to identify weaknesses and drive continual improvement.

Compliant to IATF16949 requirements.

End to end view of a manufacturing supply chain.

Builds on an overall awareness of the MMOG/LE assessment to provide knowledge on how to plan and complete an assessment

  • All content contained in the Essential course

Plus the following additional topics

  • How to access and download the MMOG/LE tool
  • MMOG.np IT work tool
  • Review of the main assessment criteria
  • Understanding
  • Level of validation
  • Target status
  • Practice assessments
2 day practitioner

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Supply Chain Operations Reference model

(SCOR)

 

Benchmark your organisation against the best in class.

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is unique in that it links business processes, performance metrics, practices, and people skills into a unified structure.

Process reference models integrate the well-known concepts of business process engineering, benchmarking, process measurement and organisational design into a cross-functional framework

  • Increase the speed of system implementations
  • Improve business agility
  • Accelerate business process effectiveness
  • Improve inventory turns
  • Support organisational learning goals
  • Improve overall operational performance
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APICS  (American Production and Inventory Control Society)

Advancing Supply Chain for 60 Years

In 1957, 20 production control managers formed the American Production and Inventory Control Society. The organisation, which later became known as APICS, has since grown to more than 45,000 members and is now a global entity with nearly 300 channel partners that connect with members in over 100 countries.

APICS has evolved into a strategic partner to global corporations and individuals at all career levels. APICS education programs ensure employees can be successful even when managing the largest and most complex supply chains.

 

Here is a full list of our Supply Chain training courses:

Automotive Supply Chain Training Courses


Cross-Sector Supply Chain Training Courses

Supply Chain Essentials

APICS Certified Courses

APICS Principles of Supply Chain Management