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Basics of Supply Chain Management Begins Soon

[Wednesday, April 09, 2014]

McHenry County College Workforce, Community and Business Programs is offering APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification preparation courses. The Basics of Supply Chain Management course is being held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, April 16 through 30, and Thursdays, May 8 through June 5.

            APICS is the Association for Operations Management and is the leader in membership, certification, and education programs for operations and supply chain management professionals. This series is being facilitated by APICS certified instructor, Charles Nemer, principle of Adaptive Manufacturing Solutions. Chuck is a manufacturing professional with over 30 years of industry experience.

APICS certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional excellence in operations management. By defining common terminology, practices, and knowledge, APICS certifications improve performance of individuals and organizations.

APICS certification enables you to gain leadership expertise that leads to greater confidence, recognition, and professional success. A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in: production and inventory management; operations; supply chain management; procurement; materials management; purchasing; and distribution/logistics.

The Basics of Supply Chain Management module is the foundation/gateway to the APICS Body of Knowledge. Participants will learn the processes necessary in managing the complete flow of materials, information, and dollars in a supply chain from suppliers to customers. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic principles emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain.

           Companies that support their employees’ pursuit of the APICS CPIM designation have employees who are prepared, knowledgeable, and able to contribute to a successful bottom line. Employee training increases employee loyalty as it builds their skills and abilities. By encouraging employees to participate in APICS certification programs; they’ll become more confident and efficient—and improvements will be seen in productivity, cost savings and a leap forward in achieving an advantage in this competitive marketplace.

Cost for the Basic of Supply Chain Management course is $959. Register using course ID: NTE S23 002.  Additional certification prep courses include Master Planning of Resources, scheduled in April, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, in June, Execution and Control of Operations, in September and Strategic Management of Resources, scheduled in November.  All of the APICS CPIM courses have a half-day of test preparation included in the schedule. 

The Workforce, Community and Business courses can be taught at  a company's facility and customizable for their needs. This program will be held at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry. To register or for more information contact the Center at (815) 455-8593 or

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