ASCM (APICS) Introduction to ERP. It’s More than Just the Software.
An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is more than just software, it is the systemic approach to maximizing the efficiency and profitability of the chain of integrated processes that make up a company’s manufacturing and business operations. The software facilitates the system, providing it with detailed data and information that is critical to maximum efficiency and understanding true costs and profitability. The software isn’t the system, it’s part of your ERP system, a vital tool to sustain and develop your organization.
Supply Chain Knowledge is Critical to Effective ERP Systems.
The Better Your Supply Chain Expertise, the Better Your ERP Implementation.
Recommended Supply Chain Certifications for ERP Environments.
The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), is the unmatched leader in internationally recognized supply chain training and certifications. The American Society for Quality also offer excellent Supply Chain certification programs. Missouri Enterprise has the expertise and know-how to train your Supply Chain people in many of these disciplines, preparing them for ASCM and ASQ certification testing. Some of the Supply Chain training and certifications Missouri Enterprise recommends for your people when implementing and maintaining your ERP system include the following:
- Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
- Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
- Certified Supplier Quality Professional.
- Certificate in Risk Analysis & Management (This certificate has historically been offered at the annual conference. Missouri Enterprise also offers its own version of this training based upon a combination of the APICS material and ISO/AS requirements.