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WMU to offer materials management program

January 15, 1998

KALAMAZOO -- A series of seven non-credit courses to help professionals keep pace with advances in the ever-changing production and inventory management field will begin in February at Western Michigan University.

Called the Materials Management Training Program, it will provide an opportunity for participants to assess their career goals and grow professionally while they expand their expertise. It is designed for production and inventory managers or other management professionals interested in augmenting their knowledge and competence in supply chain management.

The Materials Management Training Program is being offered by WMU's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences in cooperation with the Southwest Michigan Chapter of APICS, formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society. APICS membership is not required to enroll in the program.

Classes may be taken purely for the learning experience or as preparation for taking the certification examinations required to earn APICS' internationally recognized Certified Production Inventory Manager designation. All of the instructors for the program have this designation.

The seven materials management classes will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. in Schneider Hall. Participants will receive notification of the room number, along with a map and parking permits, with their confirmation letter. The deadline to register is seven days prior to the start of class.

The first four classes in the series will take place this winter and spring. They will be held on Thursdays, and the tuition for each will include all course materials.

The initial courses are: "Basics of Supply Chain Management," Feb. 5 to March 5, $220; "Just-In-Time Manufacturing," March 19 to April 2, $180; "Systems and Technology," April 23 to May 7, $180; and "Master Planning," May 21 to June 11, $200.

The remaining three classes will be offered this summer and fall. They are entitled "Material Requirements Planning/Capacity Requirement Planning," "Inventory Management" and "Production Activity Control."

For additional information or to register for a class, contact WMU's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences at (616) 387-4174.

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