Corporate Training

Corporate training is designed for organizations that want to bring training in-house for the benefit of multiple employees. Below is an outline of offerings, any of which can be customized to suit your organization’s specific needs. For more info, contact us at training@apics-vancouver.org.

EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW - SUPPLY CHAIN BEST PRACTICES

This 1-day fast-paced workshop surveys best operational practices and challenges participants to take new thinking back to their own organizations.  Introduction to the new industry standard SCOR supply chain models is included. Topics covered include: Sourcing (procurement), Planning (forecasting), S+OP, ERP (MRP), Inventory Management and Logistics.

CUSTOMER FOCUSED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

This introductory 1- day class provides an insider's view of supply chain management. It offers fundamental knowledge of the functions of Supply Chain Management (SCM), and is designed to quickly and effectively educate team members who interact with or support supply chain activities. This training helps to increase efficiency and generate ideas for improvements, while providing an excellent opportunity to bring together cross-functional teams to learn what it takes to build world-class supply chains. 

PRINCIPLES OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

This APICS program is made up of five courses designed to help new entrants to the field of operations management establish the foundational knowledge necessary to excel in the areas of production and distribution management. The principles taught offer organizations an efficient and effective approach to educate and develop professionals on the basics of operations management. This program consists of 5 separate 33-hour courses (the specific content of each course may be seen at APICS Principles of Operations Management

  • The Principles of Inventory Management 
  • The Principles of Operations Planning 
  • The Principles of Manufacturing Management 
  • The Principles of Distribution and Logistics 
  • The Principles of Managing Operations


These classes can be tailored, blended or condensed as needed. Contact us for more info.

CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (CPIM)

The CPIM program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control. Organizational benefits include:

  • Increased functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximized ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • More effective management of global supply chain activities
  • Knowledge of how to apply ERP software to various critical functions within the organization
  • Greater customer satisfaction through Lean/Just-in-Time products and services delivery


This training is valuable for employees working in these areas:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations and Manufacturing Supervision
  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
  • ERP


The complete program consists of 5 separate courses, each with its own external exam. Participants take the exams at additional cost at a certified testing centre to obtain their professional designation. The courses are:

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


For more information on this certification, see APICS CPIM Certification

CERTIFIED SUPPLY CHAIN PROFESSIONAL (CSCP)

This certification is quickly becoming a recognized standard for professionals at an intermediate level of career.  This very challenging 43-hour program covers globalization, logistics, IT enablement, and both supplier and customer relations.

This training will increase individual contributions and overall team effectiveness in your organization. From day one, employees apply their knowledge to contribute to the solution of everyday work issues. Teams that pursue the APICS CSCP program have a consistent foundation and structure, a common vocabulary and an understanding of the underlying information technologies to collaborate on cross-departmental business solutions.

For more information on this certification,  see APICS CSCP Certification

CERTIFIED IN LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISITICS (CLTD)

The NEW CLTD program sets the standard for logistics certification. As a CLTD designee, you will stand out from your peers, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations.  Created by APICS with a team of subject matter experts, the CLTD designation covers a comprehensive body of knowledge that sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution.  This 43 hour program will appeal to those leading 3PL or in a logistics leadership function. 

For more information see  APICS CLTD Certification

About APICS

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. To learn more about APICS, visit www.apics.org