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Manufacturers that cannot meet the increasing performance requirements of their customers lose their position in those supply chains—often to low-cost overseas suppliers. To compete, U.S. manufacturers must protect their positions in supply chains by being lean, fast, and innovative.

Missouri Enterprise offers manufacturers a unique, constraints-based means to rapidly focus on supply chain strategies and tactics. This Missouri Enterprise/NIST MEP Supply Chain Optimization Program takes the entire supply chain into account and is designed to improve response speed, increase collaboration, reduce risk and total cost of ownership. There are specific tools and methods to calculate risk and total cost of ownership.

Since today's manufacturing is really a competition among supply chains, companies that optimize their supply chains are frequently better positioned to increase sales, revenue and profit more effectively.

APICS Training

Missouri Enterprise provides American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) training, presented by APICS certified trainers.

The Basic Supply Chain Management [BSCM] course, generally taught in three consecutive days, will introduce personnel to modern manufacturing techniques and is a perfect preparation for employment in the manufacturing and service industries.

The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the BSCM module. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. Topics include:

  • Understanding basic business wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments;
  • Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations;
  • Introduction to Manufacturing Control and Planning Systems;
  • Designing products, processes, and information systems; and
  • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics.

Participants are prepared for the APICS BSCM examination, but the emphasis is placed upon using the information in the work environment. 

This flagship APICS certification, is the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), a 5 semester course, which build upon a firm foundation of Supply Chain Management which can help develop both existing personnel and new hires. It is also taught by Missouri Enterprise Project Managers who are APICS Certified Trainers.

Both courses can be taught at a company site and can be scheduled to meet company needs. 

To help you get started, your Missouri Enterprise Area Business Manager will evaluate your company’s individual situation and present a no obligation proposal and cost quotation.

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