12 weeks
1 session per week
4 hours per session
Total class hours: 48


This class is the foundation for CPIM Certification training. It introduces basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials throughout the supply chain and, it addresses the fundamental relationships between supply chain functions and activities from upstream suppliers to downstream customers.

BSCM also provides an overview of internal manufacturing and control systems, including: forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management and just-in-time manufacturing.


For people who want to improve their knowledge in the foundations of inventory, supply chain and operations management practices for efficiency in running a company.

For employers who want to provide training to their employees in operations management. To introduce students to APICS Body of Knowledge concepts and terminology as related to CPIM certification exams.

For students preparing to take the APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management exam.

Recommended Prerequisites

None. All Principles/Fundamentals classes are stand alone courses.


  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management and Production Activity Control
  • Aggregate Inventory Management
  • Item Inventory Management
  • Purchasing and Distribution
  • Lean/JIT and Quality Systems
  • Theory of Constraints TOC

Employee Application Employer Application