Whether you are starting out as an operations assistant, or you are a senior manufacturing expert with years of mechanical systems or vendor management experience, APICS will:
keep you up-to-date and industry-savvy on current news and events;
give you the leverage you need to advance your career;
enhance your operations and supply chain management skills;
make you a valued leader within your organization
There are three APICS certification programs – which one is right for you?
The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) was founded by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, co-authors of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning, Third Revised Edition in order to proliferate and further develop demand driven strategy and tactics in industry.
DDMRP is a way to reduce lead time, absorb incredible amounts of supply chain variability and volatility, and improve return on capital employed all at the same time and all without compromise.
regular workshops are held in South Africa for those who would prefer this to online
About the CDDP
Those supply chain pioneers that have implemented, or are in the process of implementing DDMRP, have and are achieving almost unbelievable, incredible results such as:-
Really significant reductions in Lead Times – this alone results in huge benefits for the supply chain.
Achieving customer service levels of above 99% – which have been virtually unheard of using other traditional methodologies.
Inventory reductions of 40 to 50% – but at the same time having the right levels of the right inventory.
Implementation time is in weeks, not months – which we are used to with our current ERP implementations.
All of the above is resulting in a much higher Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) which is the ‘Brass Ring’ for which all companies are grasping in order to delight their Shareholders.
The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning is recognised as the premier full-service provider of forecasting and planning educational services to organisations worldwide. For over 3 decades, the IBF has been helping businesses increase profits and decrease waste by guiding them through with lessons learned and best practices. The IBF is known as a centre of learning for forecasting & planning strategies and techniques for every major industry on a global level. By becoming an IBF member you stay abreast of the latest forecasting and planning methods as well as best practices used by leading global companies.
About the CPF
The CPF Certification is a Win-Win for the Company and the Demand Planning & Forecasting Professional
Improve your company’s planning & forecasting skills and knowledge
Improve business decisions company-wide
Increase business performance, market-share, and bottom-line success
Build your forecasting & planning team with confidence as employees who hold IBF certification possess verified body of knowledge
Build credibility for the forecasting function internally
Increase you and your company’s recognition in the field
The International Supply Chain Education Alliance, conducts many workshops to improve the knowledge of Manufacturing and Service industry professionals worldwide. ISCEA’s mission is to be a single source for Total Supply Chain Knowledge through Education, Certification, and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified Lean Master (CLM), and Certified RFID Master (RFIDSCM). ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies.
About the CSCA
The CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst Designation) is designed to make you an analyst of the end-to-end supply chain. You will learn core concepts in supply chain management, strategy, design, compliance, implementation and operations. The CSCA program will teach you how to apply what you’ve learned about streamlining processes and improving efficiency to your organisation. A CSCA designation demonstrates your expertise.