2015-MAR-Supply-Chain-Management2Everyone working in an industrial setting needs to have a basic understanding of the planning and control of the material flow in, thru, and out of an organization along with resources required during the process. Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) has an upcoming course, designed by APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society), called Basics of Supply Chain Management to provide an overview or summary of all of the functions related to supply chain management. Participants will learn about manufacturing systems; forecasting; master planning; material requirements planning; capacity management; production activity control; purchasing; inventory management; physical distribution; quality management; and lean, continuous improvement, and just-in-time manufacturing. Course topics include:
• Introduction to Supply Chain Management
• Demand Management
• Master Planning
• Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
• Capacity Management and Production Activity (Shop Floor) Control
• Aggregate Inventory Management
• Item-Based Inventory Management
• Purchasing and Physical Distribution
• Lean and Quality Systems
• Theory of Constraints and Course Review
The 3-day course will be held on May 5, 12 & 16 from 8:00am-4:30pm each day at the Knowledge Center in Erie PA. Instructor will be Scott Holter, Director of Business Solutions, Meaden & Moore. Holter has spent more than 20 years in manufacturing and technology consulting, working with manufacturers of all types and sizes. He is Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), has an MBA from Case Western Reserve, and BS in Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

For companies already approved for 2015-16 WEDnet grant funding, this program qualifies under Essential Skills training for up to $450 reimbursement. If you are interested in learning if your company qualifies or to find out more information, go to www.wednetpa.com .
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