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Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

Module 1

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics course, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.



Basic of Supply Chain Management is the entry module of the APICS CPIM program. This program gives you a good overview of the concepts, tools, and terminology specific to production and inventory management. It provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It also explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.



The BSCM module provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and practices of supply chain management. Through basic definitions and practical exercises, BSCM provides the foundations for understanding the planning and control of products and services in the supply chain and the fundamental relationships occurring between customers and suppliers. The module covers types of manufacturing and service systems, forecasting, master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, and distribution. Four management philosophies are covered: enterprise resource planning, lean, quality management, and theory of constraints.


Who should earn the CPIM designation?

A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing


Benefits of CPIM A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.

  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization's supply chain.

  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.

  • Predict outcomes more accurately.

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

  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization's inventory investment.



Section 1: Introductory to Supply Chain Management

  • Introductory to supply chain management

  • Mature periods of the supply chain

  • Modern supply chain viewpoint

  • Manufacturing and Planning Control Model

  • Supply chain strategic planning

  • Evolution from MRP (Material Requirement Planning) to ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)

  • Production Environment (ETO, MTS, MTO, ATO)

  • Production process (intermittent, flow, cell, project)

  • Impact of new system and philosophy


Section 2: Forecasting and Demand Management

  • Demand management process

  • Characteristics of Demand

  • Independent and dependent demand

  • Forecast Principles

  • Forecast Techniques

  • Tracking the forecast

  • Contingency plan for forecast errors


Section 3: S&OP (Sales & Operation Planning)

  • The purposes and scope of Master Schedule

  • Identify product groups

  • S&OP and production plan

  • S&OP implementation process

  • Production strategy and S&OP

  • Make schedule plan in ETO, MTO, ATO, MTS environment

  • Balance resource plan for production plan


Section 4: Master - Master Schedule and Master Production Schedule

  • Resource Planning

  • Resource Balancing

  • Production Planning and Master Schedule

  • Master Scheduling

  • RCCP (Rough Cut Capacity Planning) balances resources for Master Schedule

  • Efficient Master Schedule Planning Methods

  • MPS and ATP (Available to Promise)

Section 5: MRP (Material Requirement Planning)

  • MRP Objectives

  • Types of Bill of Material (BOM)

  • MRP Environment

  • Offsetting and Exploding techniques

  • Use and manage priority plan

  • MRP and ERP software

Section 6: Capacity Management

  • Introduction

  • Capacity Management

  • Capacity Management process

  • Calculate the capacity index

  • Balance production capacity to required capacity

  • Required capacity plan

  • Control manufacturing operations

  • Progress

  • Input/ Output Control

  • Bottleneck

  • Production orders and priority classifications

Section 7: Inventory Management

  • Inventory introduction

  • Types of inventory and Purposes

  • Calculate inventory and related cost

  • Evaluating inventory

  • Inventory planning

  • Inventory Classification

  • Master Inventory Policies

  • Master Inventory Management

  • Inventory turns

  • Calculate the using days

  • Inventory Costs

  • Financial statements and inventory

  • Inventory components

  • Calculate the order time

  • Calculate the order quantities

  • Inventory component policies

  • Order system for independent demands

  • Kanban system, 2-bin, continuous tracking

  • ABC inventory classification method

  • Inventory control Method

  • Auditing inventory method

Section 8: Purchasing

  • Purchasing

  • Strategy responsibility of buying

  • Types of organizational structure of purchasing

  • Strategic purchasing and tactical purchasing

  • Steps of strategic purchasing

  • The process of tactical purchasing

  • Bid Management

  • Supplier relationship management


Section 9: Distribution and Logistics

  • Distribution

  • Distribution channels

  • Optimize distribution channels

  • Logistics

  • Reserve logistics

  • Logistics in relationship to Supply Chain

  • Pull, Push System and Additional Distribution Planning

  • Types of transportation

  • Warehouse management


Section 10: Lean and Quality System

  • Introduction to Quality Management

  • Total Quality Management TQM

  • Tools of Total Quality Management

  • Introduction to Lean

  • Structure of Lean

  • Kanban

  • JIT

  • Quality House

  • Maintain total productivity

  • Continuous improvement

  • Tools of Quality Management


Section 11: Theory of Constraints

  • Introduction to TOC

  • Process to identify and deal to the bottlenecks

  • VATI analysis

  • Drum-rope-buffer Techniques


Summary - Solve the case studies


Course length: 4 days


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CPIM is an APICS certification which is recognized as the international standard for individual assessment in the field of production and inventory management. The CPIM program provides a common basis for individuals and organizations to evaluate their knowledge of this evolving field.


APICS is an international professional organization for operations management. It is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. Since 1957, APICS has educated more than 100,000 professionals. APICS education and certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management and supply chain management.


CEL Consulting presents in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore, is the 1st APICS Authorized Education Provider in Vietnam. CEL philosophy is to deliver practical training with evidence, exercises and case studies drawn from the business. CEL believes that training and people development should be structured to generate tangible value focused on specific business issues.



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