COC-Essentials of Supply Chain & Operations Management

March 29, 2021
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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On Line Training in partnership with COC
Virtual Sessions
Valencia, CA

Essentials of Operations and Supply Chain Management

11 sessions, 33 hours from 4-7 pm through College of the Canyons  Mondays, March 29 to June 14, 2021 - led by APICS recognized instructors

This class is completely Virtual!

Course Description 

The course addresses the fundamental principles and practices of Operations and Supply Chain and business processes and systems.  Major topics covered in this course include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Material Planning (MRP), Capacity Planning, Inventory Management and Control, Production Planning and Control, Purchasing, and Lean Management practices.  Students will be introduced to accepted APICS Body of Knowledge concepts and terminology.  While this class is not designed as an APICS Certification preparation course it provides a strong foundation for students to prepare for the CPIM Part 1 and 2 Certification exams.

This course is one of several vocational courses designed to train employees in basic skills needed to perform activities related to Operations and Supply Chain Management. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion with this course. Click here for all of our Essential Skills courses.


This course is developed for Operations and Supply Chain professionals and practitioners who want to gain practical knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately in jobs and that will prepare them for additional professional development and certification.  Planners, Buyers, Master Schedulers, Demand Planners, Production Planners, Material Planners, Production and Inventory control coordinators, cost accountants, Quality Control personnel, and others who are involved in the day-to-day activities of operations and supply chain management.


No prerequisites for this course.  It is strongly recommended that students have some experience or knowledge in the field of supply chain and operations management activities (ie Production and Inventory Control, Purchasing, Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Scheduling, Material Planning (MRP), Capacity Planning, Lean, etc.)

Learning Goals and Results

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Explain fundaments concepts related to Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Be familiar with the terminology of Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Complete simple exercises demonstrating their understanding of the subject matter
  • Apply the skills and practices that they have learned to their own jobs and companies
  • Develop the foundation for taking APICS exams.

Key Concepts

Essential Job Skills

Demand Management Principles and Practices

Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Plan

Master Scheduling Foundations

Basics of Material Planning

Capacity Planning and Management

Fundamentals of Inventory Management

Fundamentals of Purchasing

Introduction to Distribution & Logistics

Lean Production Management

Process Improvement and Performance
Forecasting techniques and evaluation

Customer order management

MTS vs MTO production & inventory planning

Master Scheduling techniques

MRP mechanics and order management

Inventory accuracy and cycle counting

Capacity Requirements Planning CRP

Purchasing, buyer/planner role

Production Activity Control activities PAC

Lean scheduling techniques


Questions about the class content: email [email protected]

Registration is handled by our college partners:

Contact: College of the Canyons ETI: Jocey Hogan at 661.362.5657 or [email protected]. Click here for costs and to register.