Getting lean with Supply Chain Management

Previously, we discussed about how glitches in supply chain processes can cause big companies a lot of money.. here

The solutions is to come up with a business contingency plan. To do that you need to have knolwedge in terms of suppy chain management.

Check out the Supply Chain Management Guru Blog..

One of the major challenges for any manufacturer, with or without own production facilities, is the mastery of supply chain management (SCM). It is about integrating PEOPLE, BUSINESS PROCESSES & SYSTEMS, and TECHNOLOGIES effectively to ensure global competitiveness. APICS body of knowledge can help to enhance the skills and expertise in SCM in Advancing Productivity,Innovation, and Competitive Success (APICS). All major systems and technologies implementation must be aligned and integrated with effective education, training and development of people. MPICS ( is the International Associate of APICS USA.

The Association for Operations Management Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success

Be ready for globalisation & trade liberalization with the Powerful international professional certifications from APICS (

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
- Competency in Extended Enterprise SCM
- Apply for eligibility before end of September 2006
- First public course starting November 2006 for December exam

Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)
- Competency in manufacturing SCM
- More than 70,000 CPIM holders in the world
- Next public class starting October 2006
- Proven body of knowledge

Just In Time Manufacturing (JIT)
- Foundation for Lean Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing
- Basis for Lean Value Chain
- Methodology for lower costs, high quality & shorter cycle time
- Towards Simplification and Standardisation
- On-demand courses and industry consulting available

Get certified by the leaders in Supply Chain Management (SCM):
- More than 70,000 CPIM holders worldwide
- More than 25,000 corporate members worldwide
- Supported and recognised by many MNC's in Malaysia as well
- Leading supply chain management qualifications
- HRDF Claimable


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