APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework, Third Edition

Appendix II: Relevancy by Job Title

Materials Manager

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Master Planner

Buyer/ Planner

Demand Manager

Master Scheduling Manager

Purchasing Manager

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OMBOK Chapter 2—Strategy

2.1 Operations Strategy

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2.2 Supply Chain
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2.4 Operations 
Management Links to Other Business or Organizational Areas

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2.5 Product/Service Design

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2.6 Strategic Capacity

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OMBOK Chapter 3—Supply Chain

3.1 Responsiveness, Agility, and 
Efficiency

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3.2 Supply Chain
Visibility

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3.3 Risk Management

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3.4 Locating Facilities

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3.5 Distribution

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3.6 Warehousing

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3.7 Logistics

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3.8 International 
Regulations

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3.9 Strategic Sourcing

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3.10 Customer 
Relationship 
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3.11 Lean Management

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OMBOK Chapter 4—Processes

4.1 Process Mapping

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4.2 Manufacturing 
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Environments

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4.3 Service Processes

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4.4 Quality

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Materials Manager

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Dist. 
Manager

Master Planner

Buyer/ Planner

Demand Manager

Master Scheduling Manager

Purchasing Manager

Warehouse Manager

Lean Ops Facilitator

SC 
Analyst

Capacity Planner

OMBOK Chapter 5—Planning and Control

5.1 Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)

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5.2 Inventory: 
Dependent and 
Independent Demand

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5.3 Master Planning

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5.4 Demand Management and Forecasting

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5.5 Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

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5.6 Material Requirements Planning (MRP)

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5.7 Distribution 
Requirements 
Planning (DRP)

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5.8 Inventory 
Management

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5.9 Inventory Models

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5.10 Vendor-Managed Inventory

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5.11 Collaborative 
Planning, 
Forecasting, 
and Replenishment (CPFR)

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OMBOK Chapter 6—Scheduling

6.1 Routing

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6.2 Standards (Time Measurement)

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6.4-6.5 Dispatching* (See OMBOK 6.5)

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6.6 Queuing and 
Simulation

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6.7 Theory of 
Constraints (TOC)

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Materials Manager

SC
Manager

Dist. 
Manager

Master Planner

Buyer/ Planner

Demand Manager

Master Scheduling Manager

Purchasing Manager

Warehouse Manager

Lean Ops Facilitator

SC 
Analyst

Capacity Planner

6.8-6.9 Advanced 
Planning 
Systems (APS)

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6.10 Production Activity Control (PAC)

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6.11 Manufacturing Execution System Management - Tracking

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OMBOK Chapter 7—Project Management

7.1 Project Organization

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7.2-7.3 Planning 
Processes

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OMBOK Chapter 8—Advanced Manufacturing and Service Technology

8.1 Information 
Technology

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Manufacturing

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8.3 Advanced Service Systems

OMBOK Chapter 9—Emerging Operations Technologies

9.1-9.4 Web 
Collaboration/
E-Business Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Virtual Team Collaboration Rapid 
Prototyping

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