Principles of Operations Management (POM)

The APICS Principles of Operations Management program is designed to give your employees a solid foundational knowledge in the field of operations management. The program will provide staff with the skills to make informed decisions, and the ability to achieve a better level of performance.

The APICS Principles program is an exciting new educational experience for employees entering or seeking advanced knowledge in the field of operations management.

APICS Principles program

PROGRAM 1: Principles of Inventory Management

The goal of this course is to impart an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques, providing participants with a greater understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the control of inventory and the impact that inventory has on a business. Participants are introduced to essential vocabulary and skills needed to identify and apply the basic principles of inventory management.

Sessions offered in this course include

  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Fundamentals of Inventory Management
  • Purpose and Function of Inventory
  • Inventory Replenishment Management
  • Additional Inventory Management Techniques and Inventory Performance
  • Lean Inventory - Concept and Practice
  • Fundamentals of Purchasing
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • PO Management and Performance Measurement

 

PROGRAM 2: Principles of Operations Planning

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic manufacturing planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Sessions offered in this course include

  • Operation Management Foundations
  • Planning Foundations
  • Forecasting
  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Aggregate Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling Foundations
  • Master Scheduling Processes
  • Operations Systems

 

PROGRAM 3: Principles of Manufacturing Management

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to the concepts and practices of modern manufacturing management. Among the topics discussed are managing the manufacturing environment, process layout, bills of material (BOMs) and routings, executing manufacturing planning and control activities, working with material requirements planning (MRP) and more.

Sessions offered in this course include

  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management
  • Manufacturing Product Structures
  • Basics of Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Managing with MRP
  • Capacity Planning and Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Lean Production Management

 

PROGRAM 4: Principles of Distribution and Logistics

The goal of this course is to introduce the foundations of distribution and logistics management. Among the topics discussed are the basics of logistics management, the principles and activities of warehousing, the principles and activities of transportation, fulfillment, distribution channel design and more.

Sessions offered in this course include

  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Introduction to Distribution and Logistics
  • Channel Network Design
  • Inventory Management
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
  • Warehouse Management
  • Packaging and Material Handling
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation Operations

 

PROGRAM 5: Principles of Managing Operations

The goal of this course is to impart a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the concepts and decision tools needed for organizational process management and control involved in designing and operating the manufacturing and distribution environment. This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems.

Sessions offered in this course include

  • Operations Management Foundations
  • Processes and Operations
  • Project Management
  • Product Design and Development
  • Process Design Strategies
  • Total Quality Management
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Process Improvement and Optimization
  • Organizational Management and Performance

 

APICS Principles customization

The APICS Principles program offers the option to create a custom course to meet the specific needs of your business. Any session can be taken separately or mixed-and-matched with other sessions from different Principles courses as part of a larger educational plan. You can work with your instructor to mix and match sessions and content to address specific employee training goals. Identify knowledge gaps in your workforce and mix-and-match courses to meet your needs.