WMU News

Supply chain management course begins in February

January 21, 1999

KALAMAZOO -- Starting in February, Western Michigan University will be offering a course called the Basics of Supply Chain Management as part of its noncredit Materials Management Training Program.

The course, which is being offered by WMU's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences, will take place over five Thursdays from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 4 through March 4. It costs $230, including text, and is being offered in cooperation with the Southwest Chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society.

This comprehensive course provides an understanding of materials planning and control systems. Specific topics to be covered include types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, materials requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, physical distribution and quality management.

The Materials Management Training Program is open to the general public. Seven courses in the program will be offered in 1999. The deadline to register for Supply Chain Management is Thursday, Jan. 28.

The course is part of a program that helps professionals keep pace with advances in the ever-changing production and inventory management field. It gives participants an opportunity to assess their career goals and grow professionally while they expand their expertise.

Classes may be taken purely for the learning experience or as preparation for taking the certification examinations required to earn the designation of Certified Production Inventory Manager. For additional information or to register for a class, contact WMU's Office of Professional Programs and Conferences at (616) 387-4174.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 616 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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