Education Offerings Overview

From a Corporate Perspective:

In the competitive environment of the global marketplace, education and innovation are necessary to advance a company’s position and enhance its ability to succeed. Recognizing this, companies are willing to invest time, effort and funds to keep their employees abreast of new developments and trends that will help them adapt to ever-changing conditions and strive to meet the uncertain challenges ahead.

From an Individual Perspective:

Continuing education is the key to professional growth and career advancement in today’s competitive workforce. Professionals must be willing to devote personal time to learn the latest systems and techniques to expand their knowledge and skills in their chosen field.

Listening to the voice of our members, the ASCM Buffalo forum has developed year-round, comprehensive educational programs that include the latest in industry tools, techniques, and terminology for operations and supply chain professionals. The format, function, and preparation methods are different for each program, offering a unique experience with each course!

Select a topic area of interest below for more information about registration, contacts and class schedules.

Course Start Date/time Length of Course Location Cost (Includes Books and Materials)
CPIM Part 1 To be determined 10 Weeks To be determined $1,150
CPIM Part 2 To be determined 13 Weeks To be determined $1,150
CSCP To be determined 13 Weeks To be determined $1,795
CLTD To be determined 13 Weeks To be determined $1,795

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CPIM Part 1

This course was previously known as Basics of Supply Chain Management but was updated late 2017 to include a selection of Technology Enhanced examination questions. In the CPIM Exam Content Manual (version 6.0), APICS states that “The successful candidate will understand and be able to discuss the major management philosophies used in a supply chain. Emphasis is on manufacturing, but the examination also covers distribution, service, and retail industries. The understanding includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. The candidate should also understand:

  • Fundamental relationships among supply chain activities

  • Basic enterprise resource planning

  • Introductory measurement and continuous improvement

  • The course is split into four main topic areas as follows:

Business-wide concepts
Demand Management
Transformation of Demand into Supply

The course will cover the four main categories above over 13 weeks:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management

  • Demand Management

  • Master Planning

  • Material Requirements Planning

  • Capacity Management

  • Purchasing

  • Inventory Management

  • Execution and Control

  • Physical Distribution

  • Continuous Improvement

Cost: $1150 per Student. Books and materials are included. Cost for exam is not included.

CPIM Part 2

The CPIM Part 2 course - which replaces the previous four separate exam courses (MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR), explores in greater depth many of the topics introduced in the CPIM Part 1. The exam will be split into the following four topic areas:

Strategic management of Resources
Master Planning of Resources
Detailed Scheduling & Planning
Execution & Control of Operations

The course will cover the four main categories above:

Cost: $1150 per Student. Books and materials are included. Cost for exam is not included.

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The ASCM Buffalo educational programs cover multiple disciplines. Our certification programs are focused on value to both the individual and the business.