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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. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Inventory Management Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

Topics include:

  • Inventory management fundamentals
  • Ordering techniques
  • Replenishment policies
  • Purchasing management
  • Just-in-time and lean methodologies
  • Inventory performance measurement
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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. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Operations Planning Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

Topics include:

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

For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Manufacturing Management Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

Topics include:

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

The Principles of Distribution and Logistics introduces the foundations and operations of supply channel inventory, warehousing and transportation operations. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Distribution and Logistics Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

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
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Principles of Managing Operations

The Principles of Managing Operations introduces the fundamentals of operational process design, quality and organizational management and performance. For more detail on topics covered, see the Principles of Managing Operations Instructor Guide Table of Contents.

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