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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The 2011 APICS CSCP Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program.  It consists of four print modules and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provides you with a broad, encompassing view of global end-to-end supply chain management.

  • Module I - Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Module II - Building Competitive Operations, Planning, and Logistics
  • Module III - Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships
  • Module IV - Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management

Date:          Spring 2015, call for information  570-450-3136
Fee:           $3,500.00 (includes course materials and exam)
Location:   Penn State Hazleton, via live interaction video

NEW!  APICS Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management Course

APICS is pleased to announce a new, one-day course for professionals in functions that support the supply chain (for example, sales and marketing, accounting, information technology, and senior executives).

The class, Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management, will provide an insider's view of supply chain management.  It offers fundamental knowledge of the functions of SCM and is designed to quickly and effectively educate team members who interact with or support supply chain activities, helping to increase efficiency and generate ideas for improvements.  It is a 7-hour course to meet the basic informational needs of individuals who interact with and supply supply chain professionals.

After this course, participants can more fully contribute to the cross-functional and interorganizational processes of a successful supply chain.  Further, the class leads participants and others in their organizations to the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), and other APICS programs.

APICS Certification Review Workshops Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The production management program is a structured series of courses that are designed to help the student take charge of planning and controlling the production, manufacturing, and inventory systems within a company or organization. Offered by the Commonwealth College of the Pennsylvania State University, the courses include topics that correspond to those specified for individual examinations in the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification program of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). Those who do not want to take the entire sequence are welcome to take any course or courses that interest them. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of five production management courses.

The program offers an opportunity for professional development in the exciting and challenging field of production planning and inventory control. The principal objectives of the program are the development of concepts and ideas as well as providing an opportunity for self-improvement for all participants.

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

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Dates:  To Be Announced

OPMGT 5090A (30 hours)
This course covers industry fundamentals and provides a comprehensive review of successful manufacturing strategies to prepare participants for the Basics of Supply Chain Management Exam. Examine the basic concepts and language as well as the relationships among master planning, inventory management, forecasting, Just-in-Time manufacturing, material requirements planning, capacity management, distribution, production activity control, total quality management, and purchasing. Industry newcomers and those seeking to advance into management roles will benefit from this course.

Master Planning of Resources

Dates:  To Be Announced

OPMGT 5091A (24 hours)
Review for the Master Planning of Resources APICS CPIM exam including processes used to develop sales and operations plans; evaluate internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and gain an understanding of the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. This course also covers developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment, and developing and validating the master schedule.

Detailed Scheduling & Planning 

Dates: To Be Announced

OPMGT 5092A (27 hours)
Prepare for the Detailed Scheduling and Planning exam: explore various techniques for material and capacity scheduling, including concepts and techniques of material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. New applications such as material-dominated scheduling and processor-dominated scheduling are applicable to the process industries as well as other mature production environments.

Execution & Control of Operations

Dates: To Be Announced

Prepare for the Execution and Control of Operations APICS CPIM exam. This course reviews skills to prioritize and sequence work, execute work plans, implement controls, report activity results, and create and analyze performance evaluations. Discover techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. Explore the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans in addition to the control and handling of inventories.

Strategic Management of Resources

Dates: To Be Announced

OPMGT 5094A (27 hours)
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

For more information, please contact:

Debra Conway, Associate Director of Continuing Education
Penn State Hazleton
Phone: 570-450-3136
Email: dxk40@psu.edu