Body of Knowledge
Mutatis Mutandis is your trusted partner for training and education in supply chain and operations management. We offer a wide range of programs to help you to find a way to do it better.
Whether you are looking to advance the capabilities of your employees or support any change or improvement program, the Operations Management Body of Knowledge will the basis to understand the scope of the subject including core competencies, requirements, and best practices in the field.
As APICS is the leader in supply chain education and certification programs - they literally set the industry standard - their educational programs will be the solid basis for our offerings. For years, individuals and organizations have turned to APICS to build skills and advance supply chain performance. The APICS brand is globally recognized as the top provider of supply chain certification, endorsement, certificate and education programs.
Foundation: The Principles of Operations Management
The APICS Principles of Operations Management Program is designed to give employees a solid foundation in the field of Operations Management. The program is built around a large number of sessions, which can be used depending on the needs of the organization.
APICS Principles of Operations Management is an education-based program 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 fields of production and distribution management. Principles offers organizations an efficient and effective approach to educate and develop professionals on the basics of operations management.
The APICS Principles of Operations Management consists of five classroom-based, instructor-led courses.
- 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
When facing a specific educational need within your organization, customers can fully customize their Principles program to build courses to meet these needs. Organizations can select Principles course sessions, suitable as stand-alone minicourses or to be combined with other sessions, to create a customized learning experience.
Certification: An essential step in your career in Supply Chain and Operations Management
APICS certifies individuals on three main areas, namely, Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Logistics, Transport and Distribution (CLTD) and Supply Chain Management (CSCP).
APICS also suports two endorsement programs SCOR-P and GLA. SCOR-P endorsement is a credential awarded through delivery of a proctored exam and demonstrates a commitment to your career and an investment in yourself. The Global Logistics Associate (GLA) is an internationally recognized endorsement program that acknowledges the completion of rigorous coursework and successful completion of an exam.
APICS Certification Programs
APICS offers three major certification programs:
- APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
- APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)
- APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
With an APICS CPIM certification you show that you have the necessary knowledge and understands the essence of production and inventory management. The emphasis is on the internal operational processes of an organization and gives you a solid basis in Materials Management, Master Scheduling, Forecasting, Production Planning, and more. Since 1973 there are over 100,000 people certified in "Production and Inventory Management". This makes it an important qualification for thousands of companies when selecting staff.
APICS introduced the new training CLTD 2016. With CLTD they intend to meet the increasing need for highly qualified professionals and is specifically designed for logistics, transport and distribution. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills.
APICS CSCP certification shows that you have superior knowledge in mastering the entire chain: knowledge of end-to-end processes. The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills to develop streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 20,000 professionals in 82 countries have earned the CSCP designation.
In order to become certified, you have to meet the requirements that are imposed on the program. It may be that you need to have certain professional qualifications (eligibility). When you meet these requirements, you have to pass one (CLTD, CSCP) or multiple (CPIM) exams. These examinations are held worldwide and are computer-based (CBT). The exam requirements are described in the Exam Content Manual (ECM) which is compiled by the independent in the USA-seated Exam Committee. The Exam Content Manual describes the relevant part of the "APICS Body of Knowledge" for certification.
To become certified you have to follow the APICS 5-Step Process to certification designation.
- Select credential
- Check eligibility
- Prepare for exam
- Take and pass exam
- Display your new credential with pride!
The basis for assessment of APICS CPIM, CSCP and CLTD is a detailed job-task analysis, so that the certification remains in line with the needs of companies. This makes that APICS certification is recognized worldwide as the essential step in the careers of professionals in Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Certified persons are authorized to proudly place certification letters (CPIM, CSCP or CLTD ) behind their name. That right arises when the exams are successfully completed. The credential is awarded for a period of five years and will be extended if you comply with the 'maintenance' requirements. Indeed, competence has an expiration date. Candidates are required to maintain their certification, by showing their dedication to their career in operations and supply chain management and help boost their standing within their organization and the industry. If a candidate does not maintain their certification by the maintenance due date, the certification is suspended.
The difference between CPIM, CLTD and CSCP
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) was established since 1971 and is well known in the logistics world. The APICS CPIM is intended for professionals who wish to further develop the entire production management and inventory management. The program focus on the internal (planning) processes of the company.
APICS CPIM candidates must take an exam in all five modules below. Did you get them all, you may use the CPIM credential behind your name.
- Basics of Supply Chain Management
- Master Planning of Resources
- Detailed Scheduling and Planning
- Execution and Control of Operations
- Strategic Management of Resources
NOTE: From August 2017 examination for CPIM certification will change.
Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)
The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation exists since 2016. The CLT program is the choice for the ambitious professional active in logistics, transport and distribution, and want to improve the logistics function within the enterprise.
APICS CLTD candidates have to pass one comprehensive exam Of 175 questions. When you pass the exam, you may carry the CLTD credentials behind your name.
The exam covers the following topics:
- Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
- Capacity Planning and Demand Management
- Order Management
- Inventory and Warehouse Management
- Global Logistics Considerations
- Logistics Network Design
- Reverse Logistics and Sustainability
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) was established in 2005. The CSCP Program has been designed for ambitious professionals in operations and supply chain management. The CSCP program is the choice of the professional who wants to look beyond the walls of their own company, and be able to control the entire chain.
APICS CSCP is designed to train individuals for one certification and one 4 hour exam comprising 175 multiple choice questions. When passed the exam, the candidate may carry the CSCP credential behind his name.
The exam covers the following topics:
- Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
- Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance
- Implementation and Operations
Application: Tailored Supply Chain Workshop Series for those who are looking for a practical touch
The Supply Chain Workshop Series are designed for those employees who have a sound basis in Operations- and Supply Chain Management, but look for a practical foundation. In each workshop specific topics are explored and practical appliance is sought within your own business situation. Participants at a workshop will become acquainted with the main concepts within a given area.
Currently the following Supply Chain Workshop Series are available:
Customer Focused Supply Chain Management A one-day seminar which is highly effective in precisely those business functions that support the supply chain and collaborate with them to get acquainted with the possibilities and impossibilities of Supply Chain Management.
Lean Enterprise The Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized so you can approach and understand the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy's Toys, you will be tasked with finding lean solutions to numerous challenges.
Inventory Management and Control This workshop provides participants with operational knowledge and understanding of inventory management principles and techniques. Among the topics presented are inventory management fundamentals, ordering techniques, replenishment policies, purchasing management, and inventory performance measurement. Basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution, and retail environments are covered.
Managing Suppliers and Stakeholders Today many people work with many others in complex relationships. As these relationships are important in ensuring the success or failure in achieving your business objectives, we have to align with internal stakeholders or working with external suppliers. Managing, monitoring and maximizing these relationships are important for the success of every organization and process.This workshop is focused on managing suppliers and stakeholders. It will help the student to improve their supply chain execution within their company.
Sustainable Supply Chains This workshop is focussing on establishing a sustainable supply chain and material supply. It will help the student to improve the supply chain execution within their company. The workshop will serve as guidance through the process of establishing sustainable supply chains and will help to systematically manage environmental and social issues in the global supply chain.
Global Sourcing The Global Sourcing Workshop Series will help you to navigate through the complex and changing landscape of international business. Companies and organizations need skilled supply chain and operations management professionals in today's intensely competitive global marketplace. The workshop provide a comprehensive overview of the critical competencies and challenges associated with international sourcing and procurement.
Theory of Constraints Every system is constrained in some way, therefore identifying the policies and processes that hinder your organization is critical for achieving success. The Theory of Constraints: Concepts and Principles Workshop Series is a comprehensive training tool that explores strategies for applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to increase efficiency and achieve dramatic bottom-line improvements.
Why hire us?
Mutatis Mutandis is a education provider since 1993. As APICS strongly supports and stands behind the quality of its Instructors. Mutatis Mutandis only works with Master Instructors who have enhanced instructors' skills and provide the resources to deliver the highest quality instruction of the APICS body of knowledge. Our instructors have years of practical experience in the area they instruct.
The combination of didactic and practical experience of our instructors, our extensive experience in logistics and change management, did result in high exam pass rates and student satisfaction.
Mutatis Mutandis delivers the supply chain or operations management programs tailored to your needs at any location in the world.
If you are interested in one of the program options described above, please contact us to explore the possiblities.