Five week APICS CSCP study program: January 28 – February 25, 2012.
With the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program, you can take your career and organization in a new and exciting direction.
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Publicity and promotion are all about getting attention. It’s distressing that hyperbole can plant seeds of doubt in the minds of operations professionals and turn them away from systems and approaches that could be of great benefit. While ERP products aren’t the perfect answer to every manufacturing challenge, they are powerful and useful tools for many companies.
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ERP is a significant investment for a company, not just in the up-front costs but also in the training and implementation, making it an integral part of day-to-day operations.
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Advice and Assistance for Manufacturers.
December is often a rather strange month in the life of the manufacturing plant. There may be some seasonal demand effects to deal with (lower actual demand and lower production objectives in many cases) and there are often schedule reductions to be accommodated due to holiday shut-downs and the policy in many companies of encouraging employees to use vacation time before the end of the year.
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Advice and Assistance for Manufacturers.
Goodwill is a valuable and amazingly fragile commodity, as dramatically demonstrated recently by Netflix and Bank of America. Both companies made changes that enraged customers and caused many of them to take their business elsewhere.
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We are used to talking about Lean in the context of Lean Manufacturing and the techniques that are used to achieve Lean within our own plant – things like 5-S, Poka-Yoke and Kaizen. But how does Lean extend beyond the
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