ASCM (APICS) San Fernando Valley Newsletter March '21 Print

CPIM Classes

The ASCM (APICS) San Fernando Valley Chapter offers annually recurring courses to help you prepare in passing your CPIM part 1 and CPIM part 2 tests for certification.

Upcoming Certification Preparation & Training 


In partnership with the College of the Canyons: 

CPIM Part 1

This course is part 1 of a 2-part series intended for Operations and Supply Chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in Operations and Supply Chain Management, gain practical knowledge and skills that can be used immediately in their job and master the APICS Body of Knowledge terminology and concepts with the intent to pursue certification. There are no pre-requisites for this course. 

The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in Part 1. This module covers the manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control.

Tuesdays, April 13 to June 22, 2021, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information.


In partnership with the Professional Development Center of Glendale Community College:

CPIM Part 2

This course is part 2 of a 2-part series intended for Operations and Supply Chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in Operations and Supply Chain Management, gain practical knowledge and skills that can be used immediately in their job and master the APICS Body of Knowledge terminology and concepts with the intent to pursue certification. Pre-requisites for this course are either completion of CPIM Part 1 or equivalent experience. 

Part 2 consists of a combination of 4 modules, including:  - Master Planning of Resources - Detailed Scheduling and Planning - Execution and Control of Operations - Strategic Management of Resources.

Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning April 26th to May 25th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information.


 

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Other Certification Classes

Other Upcoming Certification Preparation & Training at COC and PDC:

1-hour Meeting to Learn about the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Program

Are you curious what the CSCP Program is all about?  Do you want to become recognized as a Certified Supply Chain Professional?  

Attend this FREE 1-hour webinar to learn what is contained in this program, and to meet our instructor, Mike Letson, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD.

The APICS CSCP Certification arms you with end-to-end supply chain knowledge to help you and your business remain competitive in today’s economy. Boost your confidence in supply chain management and master the skills needed to bring new ideas to suppliers, plants, and distributors while improving customer satisfaction.

Click here for more information.

March 3rd, from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.


CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional @ COC

The CSCP Prep Program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and provides you with
the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

Become recognized as a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Wednesdays, beginning March 24th to June 9th, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information


Certified Logistics, Transportation, & Distribution (CLTD) @ COC

This course provides local and global logistics fundamentals, planning and strategy within the supply chain. transportation modes, packaging, handling and carrier selection are included. Distribution strategies are covered as are facilities location, layout and risk management.

Become recognized as a Certified Logistics, Transportation & Distribution Professional (CLTD).

Tuesdays, beginning April 13 to June 29, 5:00 - 9:00 PM pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information

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Upcoming Classes

Invest in yourself with these online supply chain training courses.


ASCM SFV's new vocational education series (Essential Skills) are short (6-9 week) courses are designed to provide specific training to Manufacturing, Service, and Distribution employees with the essential skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's competitive job market. Courses are designed specifically for Stockroom & Inventory Control personnel, Warehouse & Distribution employees, Production Control employees, and Purchasing employees.

We expect that our students will take the course that relates to their current job or their desired job and then proceed to the capstone course "Essentials of Supply Chain and Operations Management" to broaden their view of their environment. These courses provide students with a strong foundation to move towards APICS Certification.

These classes are offered in partnership with our local colleges and we are pleased to announce that these courses will soon be available on I-TRAIN for those who are currently unemployed or looking to enhance their current skills or change careers towards Supply Chain related occupations. Classes are starting at both COC and PDC. All classes are virtual. Sign up now!

ASCM San Fernando Valley Chapter, in cooperation with COC and PDC, offers Essential Skills online workshops. 

Essentials of Supply Chain & Operations Management

Mondays, beginning March 29th to June 14th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information


Essential Skills for Stockroom Employees 

Tuesday and Thursday, beginning March 23 to May 6, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm each night - led by ASCM recognized instructors. Click here for more information

 

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Calendar of Events

March Professional Development Meeting

Demand Driven MRP combines some of the still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP). The method uses the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints and the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma.

We will introduce you to the Demand Driven Institute's methodology for a 1-hr presentation where we will share simulation results and the experience of implementations of the methodology.

Please register by Thursday, March. 18 by 5:30 p.m. This presentation is FREE!

March 18, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Zoom online meeting

Click here for more information.

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