Principles/Fundamentals of Operations Management

Principles of Operations Management

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If you're new to the field of materials and operations management or if you interact among many functions, an outstanding new APICS education product is now available. Principles/Fundamentals of Operations Management (POM) is an instructor-led classroom program that consists of a series of five courses, each course requiring 35/40 hours of training. Classes can be taken in any sequence and have no pre-requisites. Or just take the class that appeals to you.

Program Description

This program provides the concrete, practical information you need to thrive in your everyday work environment. You will learn about the fundamentals of inventory control, planning, manufacturing control, and operations management. Course materials emphasize essential vocabulary, application of principles and concepts, strategic and tactical methods of implementation, and understanding the roles of interdepartmental relationships. The participant will gain comprehension of how today's "LEAN Manufacturing techniques" are employed within the organization.

The Principles/Fundamentals program offers an exciting classroom-based, instructor-led educational opportunity for people new to materials and management operations - or people working in positions that interact with this field. Participants gain practical, essential skills that help them become more effective and productive in their jobs.

The Principles of Operations Management program contains five courses. Each course is designed to be extremely flexible and customizable. The sessions within each course are complete and can operate as standalone mini-courses or can be combined with other sessions from the Principles of Operations Management courses to create a customized learning experience.

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Classes held in Valencia (at College of the Canyons) are delivered in 11 sessions each is 3.5 hours in length from 5:30-9:00 PM. Download a flyer of current classes with registration information here.

Location North LA County:

College of the Canyons
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355 
Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 223

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Course Description

For people aspiring to APICS certification, Principles/Fundamentals establishes a solid entry-level base of knowledge upon which to build. The information below will enable you to view each of the four modules of Fundamentals.

The Principles of Inventory Management course provides participants with an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques. 

The Principles of Manufacturing Control course details priority and capacity management through the use of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity management, capacity requirements planning (CRP) and other techniques. The class will explore the execution of the production plan and master production schedule, reactions to capacity constraints, and maintenance of individual order control.

The Principles of Operations Planning course teaches participants the principals of effective planning used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to operational. The course provides practical examples and exercises, giving students a chance to practice and enhance their own planning skills.

The Principles of Operations Management course provides the overall understanding of how a company converts a "customer desire" to a completed product or service. Each company function is discussed and its role and responsibilities are covered to provide successful strategies to overcome difficulties. "Lean Operations" overview is provided.

The Principles of Distribution and Logistics course introduces the foundations of planning and control in distribution and logistics. Among the topics discussed are the basics of logistics management, the principles and activities of warehousing, the principles and activities of transportation, fulfillment, the concept of supply chain management (SCM), and the principles, functions, and application of distribution requirements planning (DRP). Though discussion and problem solving participants will learn about the role of logistics and supply chain management and participate in distribution priority and capacity planning techniques.

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