10 weeks
1 session per week
4 hours per session
Total class hours: 40


Execution & Control of Operations is one of three core modules in the APICS CPIM certification series; the other two being Detailed Scheduling & Planning, and Master Planning of Resources, It is intended for Operations and Supply Chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills and master the APICS Body of Knowledge terminology and concepts. This course is strongly recommended for anyone pursuing their APICS CPIM certification.

 Recommended Prerequisites

Students taking the course should have successfully completed Basics of Supply Chain Management, or one or more of the three core modules, or have a minimum of 5 years working knowledge in the subject matter area.


This course addresses standard principles and practices for scheduling, authorizing controlling, and measuring workload in a wide range of manufacturing environments (including: job shop, batch production, line-flow, process manufacturing, and re-manufacturing).

It also addresses Lean Manufacturing principles and practices, i.e. the elimination of waste, and implementation of continuous improvement and quality initiatives.

Broad topics covered in the module include:

a.) Prioritization and sequencing of work.
b.) Execution of work plans and implementation of physical controls.
c.) Performance reporting and feedback.



Planning, Execution and Control Overview:

  • Manufacturing Planning and Control systems
  • Planning and Control activities and interfaces
  • Operation environments

Scheduling Production and Process Operations

  • Scheduling operations
  • Improving flow in operations
  • Managing operations

Push Systems:

  • Defining a Push systems
  • Authorizing, executing, reporting activities

Pull Systems:

  • Defining a Pull systems
  • Authorizing, executing, reporting activities

Communicating Supply Chain information:

  • Building Supply Chain relationships
  • Communicating data
  • Controlling movement and storage of materials

Quality and Continuous Improvement:

  • Eliminating waste
  • Continuous improvement tools and methods
  • Set-up time reduction
  • Six sigma, other continuous improvement tools
  • Empowering, and rewarding people

Quality Management Processes:

  • The concept of process variation
  • Statistical Quality Control
  • Process capability analysis
  • Incoming Inspection
  • Monitoring supplier performance

Evaluating Production operations:

  • Data sources, requirements, and accuracy
  • Performance reporting
  • Evaluating the cost of operations
  • Audits

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