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Principles of Operations Management Program

At times your organization may need specialized training to address any number of unique challenges

  • Cross-functional training for senior managers
  • Foundational training to get new members of your team up to speed and contributing.
  • Targeted training to address specific operational challenges within your org

The Principles of Operations Management Progam is designed to help you meet these challenges quickly.

The core program consists of 45 learning modules organized in five main courses.  The courses can be taken in their “off the shelf” form or the modules can be mixed and matched to meet your specific needs.  We will also work with you to customize the sequence and content.

Standard "Off the Shelf" Courses
The Principles of Operations Management Program 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

Each standard course consists of  Nine instructor lead classroom sessions plus a mid-term and final exam.

Customized To Your Unique Needs
The 45 individual learning modules can be combined with any company-specific materials to make a course specific to your needs. whether you have to on-board a new team, elevate skills sets, or get your team ready for a new program, like ERP. A customized program may be just whats needed to help improve your team’s skills and get you the results you need.

A common option is to replace exams with a class project or to begin directly applying the new skills to day to day challenges.

Topics List
Principles of Inventory Management
The Principles of Inventory Management provides a functional knowledge and understanding of inventory and purchasing management principles, roles and responsibilities, and techniques.

Topics include:

  • Inventory management fundamentals
  • Ordering techniques
  • Replenishment policies
  • Purchasing management
  • Just-in-time and lean methodologies
  • Inventory performance measurement


Principles of Operations Planning
The Principles of Operations Planning course imparts a fundamental knowledge and understanding of the basic inventory planning principles and techniques that are used at each level in the planning process, from strategic to tactical.

Topics include:

  • Planning foundations
  • Business planning
  • Basics of forecasting
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Capacity management
  • Operations systems


The Principles of Manufacturing Management
The Principles of Manufacturing Management provides an introduction to manufacturing management core concepts and activities related to production planning, scheduling and process control.

Topics include:

  • Manufacturing management fundamentals
  • Manufacturing product structures
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Capacity planning and management
  • Production activity control
  • Advanced scheduling
  • Lean production management


Principles of Distribution and Logistics
The Principles of Distribution and Logistics introduces the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing and transportation operations.

Topics include:

  • Operations management foundations
  • Introduction to distribution and logistics
  • Distribution channel design
  • Inventory management
  • Distribution requirements planning (DRP)
  • Warehouse management
  • Packaging and material handling
  • Transportation management
  • Transportation operations


Principles of Managing Operations
The Principles of Managing Operations introduces the fundamentals of operational process design, quality and organizational management and performance.

Topics include:

  • Processes and operations
  • Project management
  • Product and process design
  • Total quality management
  • Statistical quality control
  • Process improvement and optimization
  • Organizational management and performance