SAPICS is the leading provider of high quality, cutting-edge education programmes aimed at advancing Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals' ability to succeed in a changing and increasingly competitive market-place. SAPICS offers a range of courses in various fields including those of manufacturing, logistics and distribution, as well as materials management.
This course covers the basic principles and techniques applicable in the practice of Production and Inventory Management. It is suitable for those working in the field, and wants to obtain or update their professional knowledge, those entering this field or working in a related field such as Purchasing, Accounting, Marketing, Engineering, Data Processing etc.
It aims to provide the students with an-depth understanding of Production & Inventory management as well as assistance in interdepartmental understanding and to instil accountability and responsibility.
It is recommended that a learner should have a minimum of a Grade 12.
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Long-Range Planning, Medium-Range Planning, Short-Range Planning, Product and Process Strategies, Alternate Plant Layouts, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, The Product, Production Decisions, Product Management, Product Design, Product Life Cycle, Computers in Product Development, Process Design, Choice of Production Method, Ergonomics and Work Study, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, What Is a Forecast?, Data Collection and Accuracy, Forecasting Techniques, Quantitative Forecasting Methods, Mean, Median and Mode, Time-Series Forecasting Models, Forecast Error, Safety Stock and Forecast Uncertainty, Summary.
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, The Production Plan, Developing the Production Plan, Master Production Schedule [MPS], Developing the MPS, Rough-Cut Capacity Planning [RCCP], Performance Measurement, Rules for Successful Master Scheduling, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Objectives of Materials Planning, Dependent vs Independent Demand, Inputs to Materials Planning, The MRP Grid, Materials Planning Outputs, Users and Uses of the Bills Of Material, Performance Measures, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, The Capacity Planning Process, Key Definitions, Measures of Capacity, Inputs to Capacity Planning, The Capacity Processing Logic, Outputs From Capacity Planning, Input/Output Control, Performance Measures, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Loading the Factory, Controlling Movement Through the Factory, Managing Push Systems, Authorizing Push Activities, Documentation, Executing Push Activities, Priority Rules, Bottleneck Management, Input/Output Control, Data Collection Techniques, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Production Pull Systems, Pull System Characteristics, Kanbans, Line Balancing, Executing Pull Activities, Reporting Pull Activities, Synchronous Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Lean Manufacturing, 5S Methodology, Theory of Constraints [TOC], TOC and Distribution Management, TOC and Suppliers, TOC and the Team, Advance Planning Systems [APS], Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Objectives of Purchasing, Market Research in Procurement, Selecting Suppliers, The Purchasing Specification, Value Engineering and Value Analysis, The Purchasing Cycle, BEE in Procurement, Stock Pricing and Valuation, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, What is Inventory? Types and Functions of Inventory, Inventory Sub Categories, Inventory Costs, Inventory and Customer Service, Safety Stock Inventory, ABC Classification of Inventory, Control of Inventory, Inventory Performance Measures, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, When to Order, “How Often” to Order, Order Review Methodologies, Order Quantity Constraints and Modifiers, Lot Sizing Techniques, Quantity Discounts, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Defining Quality, Design and Conformance, The Quality Gurus, Four Absolutes of Quality, Total Quality Management, Responsibility for Quality, Quality Costs, Inspection, Quality Training, Quality and Customer Satisfaction, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Quality Tools, The “Normal” Distribution, Control Charts, Interpretation of Control Charts, Process Capability, Acceptance Sampling, Sampling Plans, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Space Requirements, Warehouse Productivity, Storage Methods, Storage Equipment, Order Picking Systems, Materials Handling, Classification of Equipment, Docking Aids, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Distribution Networks, Activities of Physical Distribution, Distribution Centre Management, Distribution Requirements Planning, DRP], Ordering Models, Managing Day-to-Day Variations, Summary
Contents: Outcomes, Introduction, Facility Location, Site Selection, Transportation, Designing the Transportation System, Freight Management, Modes of Transport, Containerization, Packaging and Labelling, Summary
The Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management is an entry level course for those wishing to make a career in one of the many disciplines of supply chain and operations management.
This program assumes no prior knowledge of supply chain and operations management techniques and serve as the first stepping stone to a certification in supply chain and operations management.
There are no formal qualifications for entry onto this course, although a candidate must have basic literacy and numeracy.
The importance of the storekeeping function is often overlooked. This seems incomprehensible when you consider the value of stock this function is responsible for. This course is targeted at all stores personnel, including the store man and all first-line supervisors. Other major users of the stores function also gain specific benefit from attending this course.
The aim is to introduce candidates to the concepts of stock control and to develop stores control personnel who are able to accept responsibility through the understanding of the requirements of their function.
Basic literacy in English, and a basic understanding of numeracy.