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Education Overview
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APICS certifications are the most widely sought after qualifications for supply chain professionals in North America and around the globe… and for good reason. All certifications are based on the world-renowned APICS Body of Knowledge and training is delivered by trained instructors with exceptional real-world experience. Supply chain managers and executives seek out APICS-certified professionals and training for their existing personnel to advance skills and knowledge, supply chain performance and contribution to profitability.


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APICS Education is a “Win-Win” offering. It enhances your skills and value to the organization and helps the organization by bringing to the organization proven concepts, methods, and practices that have helped corporate bottom lines around the world.


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Add the qualification that many employers seek for supply chain positions and differentiate yourself in a competitive market.


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Increase your knowledge and skills to increase your performance and enhance your career opportunities.


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Increase performance, reduce costs, expand capabilities and drive profits through expanded capabilities and performance of your supply chain team.


Private Education

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  • ASCM Orange County will deliver any of its public courses at your facility on dates and times that are best for the company and its employees. It can also develop custom courses covering portions of the APICS body of knowledge to meet specific needs.


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  • learning for your employees based on reknowned APICS Body of Knowledge.


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  • You select the dates and times that work for your organization and employees.


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  • Reduced travel time and associated expenses.


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  • Delivery by knowledgeable instructors with experience in a variety of industry segments.


Arrow Down Customizable
  • Instructors can customize course scope and agenda and incorporate company-specific examples and applications of the concepts and techniques.
  • Please contact ASCM-OC at 714-620-9087 to discuss your companies specific needs.


Education Overview

Arrow Down CSCP Certification Review Course
  • APICS introduced the Certified Supply Chain Professional Designation and the associated certification preparation course in 2006. It is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain.
  • Designed for professionals in Production Operations, Supply Chain, Materials and Purchasing/Procurement with two or more years of experience.
  • Over 13,000 professionals have achieved certification since inception.
  • Program scope includes concepts, strategies, processes, organization and systems, internal and external to the organization, from raw material sources to consumer deliveries. In the new world of environmental consciousness and risk aversion, it deals with returns through the full product lifecycle and the risks along the entire supply chain.
  • The course totals 45 hours in 15 weeknight sessions or 6.5 Saturday sessions.
  • The primary objective of the courses is to prepare students for the CSCP exam through Instructor led lectures and activities, readings and performance checks in a provided text, and module by module and comprehensive course based practice testing and activities online.
  • Click HERE for more information

Arrow Down CPIM Certification Review Courses
  • The original APICS Certification and certification preparation courses, founded in 1973, covering various aspects operations management and business’s supply chain. It covers operating the business form strategic business planning and forecasting through material and capacity planning and ERP use to detailed scheduling and execution.
  • Designed for professionals in Production Operations, Supply Chain, Materials and Purchasing/Procurement.
  • Over 100,000 professionals have achieved certification since inception. It is one of the most recognized credentials around the World.
  • Program scope includes production and inventory management activities within a company’s local or global operations. The revised CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 courses encompase the original five courses and corresponding certification examinations – Part 1 includes the original Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSM) while Part 2 includes the original Master Planning of Resources (MPR); Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP); Execution and Control of Operations (ECO); and Strategic Management of Resources (SMR).
  • Courses are each 24 – 42 hours of class time covered in 3 hour weeknight or 8 hour Saturday sessions.
  • The primary objective of the courses is to prepare students for the CPIM exams to obtain certification after completing both Part 1 and Part 2 and the corresponding exams.
  • Click HERE for more information

Arrow Down Supply Chain Boot Camp
  • New ASCM Orange County series of short courses covering the basics of supply chain management. It is based on APICS’s Principles of Operations Management courseware.
  • Designed for new employees or students in supply chain areas and professionals or management in other functions that need to learn, understand, and interact effectively with supply chain professionals.
  • Program scope covers ten topics including Forecasting, Master Planning, Requirements Planning, Capacity Planning and Scheduling, Purchasing, Process Management, Inventory, Distribution, Logistics and Lean Basics.
  • Courses are each from 9 – 15 class time hours in 3-5 sessions. Each of the ten courses may be taken singly or as a full series of courses to fit the learner’s needs. There is no testing or certification examination to pass. Note: Onsite offerings of these courses can be presented with midterm and/or final examinations.
  • The program is designed to teach basic concepts in various supply chain areas of interest and deliver a solid foundational base of knowledge.
  • Click HERE for more information.

Arrow Down Lean Enterprise Workshop Plus
  • Developed in conjunction with the Lean Enterprise Institute.
  • Designed for organizations desiring to implement lean operations principles in their operations and individuals wanting to become lean leaders.
  • Workshop scope includes an introduction to lean principles plus six critical topics of lean culture, value stream mapping, stability and process improvements, Just-in-Time, measuring, and sustaining.
  • Four sessions of eight hours each on a Saturday or seven sessions of 4 hours each on a weeknight.
  • Workshop is explanation and hands on exercises blended together for easy learning. An individual Action Plan and VSM will be prepared by each student specific to your business with instructor coaching on how to apply the concepts to your specific business needs.
  • Click HERE for more information.

Arrow Down Train The Trainer
  • This core course for all APICS instructors is available for anyone.
  • The two-day interactive ASCM TTT course prepares Instructors especially those in supply chain and operations management to teach adult training as found in APICS development courses.
  • This ASCM course provides 10 lesson plans for instructors with a successful and workable methodology that can be applied to teaching any subject.
  • Workshop participants also make practice presentations, view their own taped sessions, and receive feedback.
  • Click HERE for more information.

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Public Education

Arrow Down Benefits
  • Enhanced skills – career advancement
  • Enhanced opportunities - for job seekers, APICS certifications are specifically requested or required by many employers.

Arrow Down Summary of Durations, Days, Times and Locations

For an overview of all scheduled workshops and classes please view our Education Calendar of events HERE.

To view summary information for a particular workshop or class please review the individual program links to the left.


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Instructors can advise students on how to sign up for tests and where and when they are given. Participants can also visit ascm.org for more information.




Professional Development Meeting
"Getting Better Productivitity Out of Your Day: Using Brain Hacks That Work".
Karen Livey MBA


Professional Development Meeting -
No Meeting in July


Professional Development Meeting
"The EVOLVING Employment Model! Managing Your Career in the Rapidly Changing Economy".
Paul Cecala, GCDF


Professional Development Meeting
"Supply Chain Risk Management, The WHAT, the WHY and the HOW".
Gregory L Schlegel CPIM, CSP, Johah

Managers, capitalize on the ASCM OC training by encouraging and even financially supporting the student tuition. The benefits to the organization are “Take advantage of reimbursing for APICS courses taken on non-business hours that benefits the student with knowledge and the company gets the trained employees who have demonstrated their skills through Certification. That way the student gets the training the employer gets to offer a benefit that does not take away from the time of critically short staff in the supply chain and related areas.”

Student Competition
The ASCM competition was an amazing, challenging, and valuable learning experience. It provided a great opportunity for networking with students from other universities and with ASCM professionals. It also provided the ability for us to take what we have learned, and apply it to a real-world problem.

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