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Supply Chain & Operations Management



Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The CPIM program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control.  An APICS certification shows a commitment to the profession that leads to a sense of accomplishment, demonstrates value to an employer, enhances earning potential and provides a path to career advancement.  The APICS CPIM program is divided into five process-oriented courses to provide participants with the best possible educational assessment and knowledge base.

This program is focused for those who are in the following career streams:

  • Production and Inventory Management
  • Operations and Manufacturing Supervision
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Procurement
  • Materials Management
  • ERP

The complete program consists of 5 separate courses with respective external exams (note: additional cost will be required for each external exam). Participants will need to take 5 separate exams at a certified testing centre to obtain their professional designation.

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations
  • Strategic Management of Resources

For further information on this program please contact:


Basics of Supply Chain Management - SMGT 9000

An introductory course which is a prerequisite to the other modules of the CPIM program.  Key concepts in managing the complete flow of material in a supply chain are introduced. Fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain of an organization from suppliers to customers are explained including the introduction of the interworking's of a manufacturing operation. Topics include: Common management concepts and techniques, supply chain fundamentals, operating environments, financial fundamentals, enterprise resources planning (ERP), lean, quality fundamentals, and theory of constraints. This course is also an excellent primer for those supporting supply chain function such as: IT and Finance. Course fee includes CPIM participant workbook. 

Instructor: TBA
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30, Sept 12 - Dec 5, 2016
Langley Campus,  West Building Room: 2120                                                                                                                                                   
$625 + GST   CRN: 80057                                                                                                                  



Master Planning of Resources  - SMGT 9001

This module provides an understanding of Sales & Operations Plans, Master Planning, and Demand Management. This course provides the ability to effectively forecast internal and external demand through the examination of all resource planning processes. As well, the processes, concepts, and techniques used to link strategic goals to operations and coordinate the various planning efforts of the functional areas, including operations, sales, sourcing, product development, marketing, and finance in a variety of business environments. Course fee includes CPIM participant workbook.

Instructor: TBA
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30, Sept 13- Nov 29, 2016
Langley Campus, West Building Room: 2010                                                                                                                                                   
$625 + GST   CRN: 80058  

Detailed Scheduling & Planning - SMGT 9002

This course focuses on various techniques for material and capacity scheduling.  This module includes a detailed explanation of material requirements planning (MRP), a technique suitable for use in job shops. Another material planning technique, material-dominated scheduling, which is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments is also discussed. Included: Understanding inventory planning concepts, policies, methodologies, and techniques, determine part stocking levels, order quantities, safety stocks, forecasts, and handling and storage requirements, including global supply chain risks. Course fee includes CPIM participant workbook.

Schedule to be updated when available


Execution and Control of Operations

The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. The execution of operations includes understanding the scheduling processes that translate plans into operational activities. This includes applying methods of authorizing and releasing work, and the management of resources required to accomplish the work. All execution activities rely on an understanding of the decisions made about the organizational environment, strategies, and objectives. This module focuses on three main areas: prioritizing and sequencing work; executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results; and evaluating and providing feedback on performance. Course fee includes CPIM participant workbook.

Schedule to be updated when available


Strategic Management of Resources

In this capstone module, you will explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to support 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. This course will also cover the importance of strategic leadership activities, leadership roles, and responsibilities that lead to the successful implementation of the operations strategy. For maximum comprehension of course content, you should be familiar with the information and concepts presented in other CPIM modules before taking this course. Course fee includes CPIM participant workbook.

Schedule to be updated when available


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)   SMGT 9003

The APICS CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 16,000 professionals in 79 countries have earned the APICS CSCP designation. To help prepare you for the CSCP exam, APICS has developed the CSCP Learning System. Based on the CSCP body of knowledge, the learning system is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a customized learning experience.

APICS CSCP education and designation will help you:

  • Master the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities, including suppliers, plans, distributors, manufacturers and customers around the globe
  • Acquire the skills you need to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communication
  • Understand how to use enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process
  • maximize your organization's ERP investments by millions of dollars
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future.

CSCP (certified supply chain professional) is an intensive 14 week world class recognized program.  Be advised this is an advanced study in supply chain.   To obtain your certification an external exam (not included in pricing) will be need to be taken.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidate must meet one of the following criteria in order to write the certification exam(additional cost) :

  • 3 years of related business experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

Want to learn more about this complete program and do a online test drive?   Visit  and/or contact

Instructor: Roberta McPhail
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30, Sept 12 - Dec 19, 2016
Langley Campus, West Building Room: 2010                                                                                                                                                
$750 + GST   CRN: 80059

Additional course materials will need to be purchased from the instructor at the first class.  This includes over 1000 pages of printed materials with a full online learning portal. $1045 cheque or cash-payable to “APICS Fraser Valley”


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