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MGI APICS CPIM Strategic Planning of Resources Course


Learn the relationship to, and the impact of, existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. This course covers in detail three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.
You'll examine and understand competitive market issues, the choices available to you affecting facilities, supply chain, information technology, organizational design. You'll learn how to configure and integrate internal processes, and how to evaluate and effectively manage projects.

As you progress through the course, you will submit practice exams to your dedicated instructor for grading and feedback. You may also contact your instructor with any course-related questions. Take a 30-day trial of our materials, and if not fully satisfied return for a refund. You will have one full year of access to your instructor, and the course materials are yours to keep.

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CPIM Course Book Strategic Management of ResourcesStrategic Management of Resources – Course no. E42
Time to Complete: 35 hours, 3.5 CEUs

UNIT ONE – Developing the Business Strategy

Learn strategic planning in both the internal and external environment. Course focuses on key factors for success including; evaluating competitors, market positioning, profitability, and the development of a competitive strategy.

UNIT TWO – The Global Environment and Sustainability

Examine market life cycles and strategies for successfully competing internationally. Develop a corporate social responsibility plan by learning the issues affecting your organization. The course will also review operational strategy choices, financial management, and aligning operations with supply chain partners.

UNIT THREE: Operations Strategy

Learn the steps in developing the Operations Strategy including; product and service process design, process types, layouts and technology, infrastructure choices and performance measurement systems.

UNIT FOUR: Operations Strategies Choices and Financial Management

Study business strategies and their role in creating performance objectives. Study the processes, planning and scheduling to create a competitive strategy. Learn how to analyze cash flow, financial statements, ratio analysis, costing and capital investment.

UNIT FIVE: Aligning Operations with Supply Chain Partners

Learn how to manage the relationship between the supply network and an organization’s supply chain. Examine the supply chain transactions and partnerships in large and small scale facilities. Study the Bullwhip Effect.

UNIT SIX: Infrastructure Systems

Examine the measurement systems, processes and bench-marking, in addition to Human Resource Policies and Practices. Learn how to implement a total approach in quality management. This unit also covers Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems, Management, Reporting, Facilities and Equipment.

UNIT SEVEN: Change Management

Discover how to implement strategy through change and the role of leadership in management. Learn how to assess risk and the key to mitigate a successful outcome.


Price $180

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