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APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam Preparation Program  NEW!

Increase your knowledge, credibility and earning potential by earning the APICS CPIM designation, the leading industry certification.  This designation is essential if you are involved in production and inventory management, operations, supply chain management, procurement, materials management or purchasing.  You’ll master essential terminology, concepts and strategies to increase your functional knowledge plus feel more confident and better prepared to successfully pass the exam.  This program is co-sponsored by the Boston Chapter of APICS.  Course fee includes books; certification exam not included.  Courses for APICS members discounted; fees noted are for non-members.  For more information on this program, the CPIM, APICS, and course fees for APICS members, please go to the APICS Boston website at  http://bostonapics.org/index.php.   Not eligible for tuition waivers.

Instructor: R. Bruce Murphy, CPIM, PMP, with extensive experience in operations, purchasing, inventory/materials management and supply chain management


Basics of Supply Chain Management

Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain.  Get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your organization.  Topics include: elements of the supply chain, Just-In-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II), demand planning and capacity management.  Note that this module covers manufacturing, distribution, service and retail industries and is considerd a prerequisite for other CPIM modules.

Course Information

Dates/Times: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 5 weeks, 9/19 to 10/17

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $529 fee

CRN: 620 Course Number: MGMT1043 Section: RWC


Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling.  Studies detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements, plans (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.  Topics include recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management, mechanics of detailed material planning process, planning operations to support the priority plan and planning procurement and external sources of supply.

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 weeks, 9/17 to 10/29

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $409 fee

CRN: 621 Course Number: MGMT1045 Section: RWB


Master Planning of Resources

Explore the process used to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.  Focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives and resource constraints.  Topics include demand management sales and operations planning, master scheduling and measuring business performance.

Course Information:

Dates/Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., (12/12 – 9:00a.m. to 12:00 p.m.), 5 weeks, 11/7 to 12/12 (no class 11/28)

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $409 fee

CRN: 695 Course Number: MGMT1044 Section: RWC


Execution and Control of Operations*

Focuses on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance.  Explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans and the control and handling of inventories.  Topics include prioritizing and sequencing work, executing plans and implementing controls, authorizing and reporting activities for push and pull systems, and evaluating performance and providing feedback.


 Strategic Management of Resources*

Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain related functions.   The course addresses aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan and implementing change.  Topics include competitive market issues, choices affecting facilities, supply chain, information technology, and organizational design, configuring and integrating internal processes and evaluating and managing projects.

*Dates to be determined.  Please inform us of your interest.

 You might also be interested in our Supply Chain Management Certificate Program.



Supervisory Skills Toolkit

This jam-packed, interactive two-day workshop provides new as well as seasoned managers and supervisors with the critical skills and knowledge to effectively lead their organization.  Topics include motivating and coaching for improved performance, improving employee work habits, preparing for change, communicating effectively, dealing with conflicts, team building and more!

Instructor: Gerard Bruno, President, Gerard Bruno Associates, with extensive experience as a consultant, trainer, speaker, and author

Course Information

Dates/Time: Thursday/Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (break for lunch; lunch on your own), 2 days, 10/29 & 10/30

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $228 + $10 materials fee

CRN: 525 Course Number: MGMT1034 Section: RWB


More information

Contact: Diane Zold-Gross at 978-659-1221 or Dianne Lahaye at 978-659-1222

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