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ASCM FOUNDATIONS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Education Program

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Educate your diverse and distributed workforce with Foundations of Supply Chain Management; an engaging and flexible online education program for professionals at all levels looking to enhance their supply chain knowledge.

Foundations of Supply Chain Management is the new and improved Principles on Demand program. Its overall theme focuses on understanding the foundations of supply chain management. This comprehensive program offers 135 hours of educational content divided into 45 modules, each with 3 hours of seat time. It is designed to be accessible anytime and on any device, providing flexibility for learners. Upon completion, individuals receive a downloadable and printable Letter of Completion with no expiration date, validating their understanding of supply chain fundamentals.

Choose from six different foundational supply chain courses, offered by topic, to earn certification maintenance points or just give your career a boost. 

Foundations of Supply Chain Management (FOSCM) Education Program

About the Foundations of Supply Chain Management (FOSCM) Education Program

1. What is the Foundations of Supply Chain Management (FOSCM) Education Program

FOSCM is a comprehensive educational program, designed to provide a fundamental understanding of supply chain management concepts. The program consists of 135 hours of seat time packed with educational content. It includes 45 modules, each 3-hours in seat time. It is accessible anytime, on any device. Upon completion individuals receive a downloadable and printable Letter of Completion with no expiration date. 

2. Who is it for?

The FOSCM Educational Program offers foundational knowledge and is designed for individuals who are new to supply chain management as well as for those who want to enhance their knowledge and skills. It serves as a foundational stepping stone for further education and certifications in the field, such as the Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certifications offered by ASCM.

Customize the FOSCM Education Program your organization needs today!

The self-paced learning modules allow students to progress through course material at their own pace. All courses are eligible for up to 27 certification maintenance points for supply chain professionals seeking continuing education. Choose from six different foundational supply chain courses: Introduction to Supply Chain Principles; Foundations of Inventory Management; Foundations of Operations Planning; Foundations of Manufacturing Management; Foundations of Distribution and Logistics; Foundations of Managing Operations.

Introduction to Supply Chain Principles

The proper management of inventory, the planning process, manufacturing, distribution management, logistics, processes, and the purchasing function are fundamental to a successful supply chain. This course covers key concepts and terms to start building a working knowledge of the methods, techniques, and language of operations management and supply chain management.

Foundations of Inventory Management (PIM)

Learn to explain how inventory objectives must be balanced with the needs of marketing, sales and finance. Discover the key decisions made by effective inventory managers. Gain knowledge of how inventory accuracy is maintained and apply that knowledge to make an impact.

Foundations of Distributions & Logistics (PDL)

Learn why distribution channels are so important. Be able to describe different channel design models. Explain tradeoffs between different channel network designs, including customer response time, product variety, product availability and delivery time. Explore inventory management and its function in distribution and logistics. 

Foundations of Operations Planning (POP)

Learn how to create a business strategy. Work with a business planning model to develop a mission and vision. Explore the universal principles of forecast management. Define and understand demand management. Dive into the details of sales and operations planning.

Foundations of Manufacturing Management

Explore how manufacturing strategy informs manufacturing process choices. Describe the necessary elements for an effective product-structure-management process. Discover how manufacturing professionals determine needs using material requirements planning (MRP).

Foundations of Managing Operations

Learn to describe how the management of processes and operations is affected by product volume, service requirements, variety, demand variation and visibility. Discover the principles of effective product and service design. Gain knowledge of valuable project management models that you can apply to projects and daily operations.

Download the complete Course Overview Guide to see all the available modules, objectives, and lessons.

Available Courses and Exams

ASCM Foundations of Supply Chain Management Program (Full Suite, Self Study Online) 31 July 2024 | Self-Study, Promo

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The FOSCM Program will reduce cross-functional knowledge gaps in the workforce and will enhance internal communication. It provides standard terminology developed by ASCM, the industry leader in supply chain education.

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ASCM is the gold standard in supply chain education, so you can feel confident in what you’re learning.

Supply chains are constantly evolving. Stay informed about the latest tools, skills, and information by pursuing an ASCM continuing education on critical supply chain issues.

FOUNDATIONS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT: A flexible option to upskill your teams – whether your organization seeks self-paced or instructor facilitated delivery options.

Courses are delivered entirely online. Content includes readings, videos, and brain-boosting activities to help you retain your new knowledge. Try it on desktop, tablet, or mobile—interactive study tools work either way. You do not need to complete the full module in one sitting. Make progress in this course at your own pace.

Introduction to Supply Chain Principles

Included Modules:
  • Introduction to Distribution and Logistics (PDL02) 
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management (PMM02)
  • Introduction to Planning (POP02)
  • Introduction to Process and Operations (PMO02)
  • Introduction to Inventory Management (PIM02)
  • Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement (PIM08)

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Foundations of Inventory Management

Included Modules:
  • Operations Management (PIM01)
  • Introduction to Inventory Management (PIM02)
  • Purpose and Function of Inventory (PIM03)
  • Inventory Replenishment Management (PIM04)
  • Inventory Replenishment Techniques and Inventory Performance (PIM05)
  • Lean Inventory — Theory and Practice (PIM07)
  • Introduction to Purchasing and Procurement (PIM08)
  • Sourcing Strategies (PIM09)
  • Purchase Order Management (PIM10)

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Foundations of Distributions and Logistics

Included Modules:
  • Operations Management (PDL01)
  • Introduction to Distribution and Logistics (PDL02)
  • Channel Network Design (PDL03)
  • Distribution Inventory Management (PDL04)
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (PDL05)
  • Warehouse Management (PDL07)
  • Packaging and Materials Handling (PDL08)
  • Transportation Management (PDL09)
  • Transportation Operations (PDL10)

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Foundations of Operations Planning

Included Modules:
  • Operations Management (POP01)
  • Introduction to Planning (POP02)
  • Forecasting (POP03)
  • Demand Management (POP04)
  • Sales and Operations Planning (POP05)
  • Aggregate Operations Planning (POP07)
  • Master Scheduling Foundations (POP08)
  • Master Scheduling Processes (POP09)
  • Operations Systems (POP10)

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Foundations of Manufacturing Management

Included Modules:
  • Operations Management (PMM01)
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management (PMM02)
  • Manufacturing Product Structures (PMM03)
  • Basics of Material Requirements Planning (PMM04)
  • Managing with MRP (PMM05)
  • Capacity Planning and Management (PMM07)
  • Production Activity Control (PMM08)
  • Advanced Scheduling (PMM09)
  • Lean Production Management (PMM10)

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Foundations of Managing Operations

Included Modules:
  • Operations Management (PM001)
  • Introduction to Process and Operations (PMO02)
  • Project Management (PMO03)
  • Product Design and Development (PMO04)
  • Process Design Strategies (PMO05)
  • Total Quality Management (PMO07)
  • Statistical Quality Control (PMO08)
  • Process Improvement and Optimization (PMO09)
  • Organizational Management and Performance (PMO10)

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About Symix and ASCM (APICS)

Symix is Premier Channel Partner of ASCM (APICS) (Association of Supply Chain Management - www.ascm.org) and the first ASCM (APICS) Certification Center in Eastern Europe. All ASCM Certification Programs have become a world-class standard in supply chain excellence. As an official ASCM (APICS) Certification Center, Symix ASCM (APICS) Premier Channel Partner offers its customers full support related to delivery of the official ASCM (APICS) Supply Chain Certificate Programs, instructor-led training courses and preparation for the Certificate Program exams.

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