Principles of Production and Inventory Management (PPIM) (Short Course)
The PPIM, Principles of Production & Inventory Management course aims to cover the Principles of Techniques relating to the field of Production & Inventory Management within the broader field of Enterprise Planning (ERP). This programme is designed to provide the learner with:
- A working knowledge of the three areas of production and inventory management, i.e. strategic planning, operations planning and operations execution.
- The ability to use a number of statistical techniques to make sound judgement decisions relating to the day-to-day operational aspects of the business.
- A sound grounding in the basic principles of the remaining CPIM modules and to prepare students for further study towards obtaining the CPIM qualification
This program is suitable for all those seeking a career in the field of Production and Inventory Management, or the broader areas of Enterprise Resource Planning, such as Purchasing, Accounting, Marketing, Data Processing, and Engineering.
Aims and Objectives
- The primary aim of this program is to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to perform in one of the many disciplines associated with production and inventory management such as planning, inventory control, warehouse management, materials planning, and quality control.
- A further aim of the program is to provide learners who are specializing in one area of production and inventory management with an insight into the many disciplines they come into contact with on a day-to-day basis - including suppliers and customers.
- The primary objective of the program is to broaden the learner's exposure to the many business functions that go into making up the field of production and inventory management.
- Resource Management
- Product Development and Process Design
- Forecasting and Demand Management
- Master Planning of Resources
- Materials Planning
- Capacity Planning
- Executing Push/pull Systems
- Lean Manufacturing
- Purchasing and Procurement
- Inventory Fundamentals, methodologies & Techniques
- Total Quality Management
- Statistical Quality Control
- Warehousing and Materials Handling
- Distribution Management
- Facilities Location and Transportation
60 Hours - 3 hours per week for 20 weeks
Classroom based, lecture led
There are no formal entry requirements for this program. However, it is strongly recommended that learners intending to take this program have a Grade 12 Certificate and have completed the BPIM (Basics of Production and Inventory Management), or have 2 - 3 years' relevant working experience.
The program consists of a number of assessment tools. These include homework and class assignments for each session, a fist assessment (mid-term assessment) based on the content of the first eight sessions, and a final assessment based on the final eight sessions of the course.