Certifications/Classes

The Blue Ridge Chapter of APICS offers a wide range of professional development opportunities for operations and supply chain professionals.  Our classes range from short workshops to intensive courses spanning months of training.  The core of our training are the two certification programs:  CPIM and CSCP.  The CPIM has been the premier credential for operations professionals for more than 30 years.  With the addition of the CSCP program, APICS has developed the supply chain training  operations and supply chain professionals need.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Learn the essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Certified Supply Chain Professional  (CSCP)
The APICS CSCP brings your company’s entire value chain into perspective. By giving you a truly end-to-end view of the supply chain, you become the expert, not just within your organization’s walls—you become the global expert.

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management
The Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management program offers an exciting classroom-based, instructor-led educational opportunity for people new to materials and operations management or people working in positions that interact with this field.

Global Sourcing Workshop Series
The Global Sourcing Workshop Series provides a comprehensive study of the critical tasks and challenges associated with sourcing and procurement internationally.

Lean Enterprise Workshop Series
As more organizations decide to go lean, demand is escalating for a skilled team and system wide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans. This course is designed to equip you with the broad knowledge and tools to map the transformation for developing a lean culture at your organization.

For more information about any of the courses above, or to have these programs tailored for your organization, contact David Warren (CPIM/CSCP) at dwarren81@gmail.com by phone at 540-560-7042.

Any module can be offered at your facility for groups of 8-10 participants.  Please see our Events page for dates and times of current public course offerings.