Course Description

Production & Inventory Management

Western Management Centre

Awarding body: APICS
APICS – The Association for Operations Managers is an international organisation offering courses and examination sittings in over thirty countries worldwide.

APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing and logistics. It aims to deliver advanced productivity, innovation and competitive success for individuals and organisations.

In 1973 APICS launched the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) programme to provide a common basis for individuals to assess their knowledge in the evolving field of materials management. The CPIM programme is recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control and supply chain management.

Through CPIM participants master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to:

• demand management
• procurement management
• supplier planning
• material requirements planning
• capacity planning
• sales and operations planning
• master scheduling
• performance measurements
• supplier relationships
• quality control
• continuous improvement.

APICS / CPIM Benefits
APICS CPIM education provides participants with the knowledge and skills to:

•Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management

•Maximize return on investment on systems and technologies

•Master the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities where suppliers, plants, distributors and customers are located around the world

•Gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software is based upon, including lessons covering various functions within a company (for example, purchasing, planning, finance, engineering)

•Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time.

•Learn skills to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication

College Name Western Management Centre
Course Category Business, Supply Chain
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Dangan, Galway, Ireland
Course Fee POA
Course Duration •2 years approximately to complete (5 Modules) •Each module is 9 - 10 weeks
Course Times 1 evening Per week
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Course Provider

Western Management Centre

(091) 528 649
Galway Business Park, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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