2 mesi, 5 giornate d'aula

APICS BSCM course is the JPS basic training proposal regarding Operations & Supply Chain Management topics.

Using the APICS body of knowledge and original teaching materials, and, in particular, the APICS Principles of Operations Management, this course was designed by JPS Master Instructors to meet the needs of companies and individual professionals interested in building broad and comprehensive competence on the most processes relevant to the Supply Chain.

The format, duration and delivery method (with an important frontal teaching component strongly guided by the instructor) of the course make it particularly suitable for in-house courses. In this context, the company can involve a cross-functional group of resources, which, by virtue of their contribution to transversal processes, can take full advantage of the learning of common terminology, of a clear definition of Supply Chain processes and of the basic rules for their proper functioning, including:

  • The framing of the main supply chain processes within the broader framework of the company’s overall business strategy
  • Knowledge of internationally accepted and used terminology in relation to such processes, which serves to improve the information flow and efficiency
  • The identification of roles, responsibilities and performance indicators in a process-oriented organization
  • Acquisition of the main techniques involved in demand forecasting, inventory management and production capacity for optimization of the logistic flow of materials
  • Knowledge of the logic structuring relationships with suppliers and distribution channels for an effective flow of materials

The BSCM programme is divided into 8 modules:

Operations Management Foundation

  • Introduction to Manufacturing Management
  • Introduction to Planning
  • Introduction Inventory Management

Demand Management

  • Marketing basics
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Demand Planning and Forecasting
  • Advanced Forecasting

Priority Planning

  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling
  • Order Promising
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • PUSH and PULL

Capacity Planning

  • Capacity Measurement
  • Lead time and routings
  • Capacity Requirements Planning

Production Activity Control

  • Scheduling
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Buffer Management

Inventory Management

  • Purpose of Inventory
  • Aggregate Inventory Management
  • Inventory Replenishment Management
  • Inventory Performance

Purchasing and Distribution

  • Sourcing
  • Purchasing cycle management
  • Distribution: PUSH, PULL and DRP
  • Logistics Basics

Continuous Improvement

  • Lean Basics
  • TQM


JPS offers public courses for limited numbers in major Italian cities and private in-house courses in venues and dates agreed with the client.


ll percorso didattico è articolato in 5 giornate d’aula in un arco di 8 settimane: generalmente un appuntamento ogni 2 settimane.The training course lasts 8 weeks overall, and consists of 5 days in the classroom, one every 2 weeks.


JPS is the Premier Channel Partner of APICS and uses only original APICS training materials. For this course , the class will use a selection of the APICS “Principles of Operations Management” contents: the body of knowledge recommended by APICS for all the Education programmes which are not restrained to the certifications and suitable for customized trainings. JPS training designers, according to their experiences built throughout years of training sessions for various multinational corporations and their specific needs, have created a course valuable both as a stand-alone product and as a basic module for the following APICS certifications.


JPS is a European leader in Operations and Supply Chain training. In this capacity, JPS is Premier Channel Partner of APICS – the most prestigious community for professional development and certification in the sector – and a Partner of the S&OP Institute. For each discipline, JPS selects instructors from its team on the basis of their specific skills and experience. Its team of instructors is one of the five largest in Europe. Through its Master Instructor Training, JPS also offers training opportunities for other European APICS trainers and APICS International Channel Partners.

JPS offers public courses for limited numbers in major Italian cities and private in-house courses in venues and dates agreed with the client.

For further information, write to: formazione@jpsconsulting.it.

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