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10/09/08 Managers Control Material and Capacity Scheduling to Improve Efficiency

This course was offered in the past. It is NOT currently scheduled.
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Sierra College and APICS offer Supply Chain Management Class starting October 28 in Roseville

ROCKLIN –To help businesses improve inventory management efficiency, Sierra College is offering a course on Supply Chain Management -- Detailed Scheduling and Planning. Participants will gain a better understanding of the inner workings of material planning systems for ordering and making materials, and planning the resources needed such as equipment and labor to produce products efficiently.  The class starts on October 28 at the Sierra Gateway Campus at 333 Sunrise in Roseville. The course is offered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM through December 11.

The Sierra College Workforce Development & Continuing Education Division ( through the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is co-sponsoring the course with the Sacramento Chapter of APICS -- The Association for Operations Management (

This course focuses on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Sierra College is taking registrations now at The course fee is $550 ($499 for APICS members) plus books.

The course will also prepare participants for the APICS professional exam to become certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). APICS administers the CPIM test. Other Supply Chain Management courses will be offered in 2009:
   Execution & Control of Operations – January 13 to February 19, 2009
   Master Planning of Resources – March 3 to April 9, 2009
   Strategic Management of Resources -- April 21 to June 2, 2009

The mission of the Workforce Development & Continuing Education Division is to deliver flexible learning opportunities that produce change. Since 1997, the Sierra College CACT has worked with manufacturers and technology companies in Northern California from Sacramento to the Oregon border. For more information, go to or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge, Sierra College CACT at or (916) 660-7801.

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