Sales & Operations Planning

Certified Sales & Operations Planning (CS&OP)

The Certified Sales & Operations Planning (CS&OP) Exam will be available in September 2012.  The examinations will be administered by ExamSoft at 230+ testing sites in the U.S.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE S&OP CERTIFICATION EXAM

Some certifications require the test taker to have reached a given level of formal education and/or to have a certain amount of on-the-job experience before becoming certified. We do not do that for one very important reason, based on the nature of Sales & Operations Planning:

S&OP is a highly people-intensive and cross-functional process, requiring virtually all involved people to change significant parts of how they do their jobs. Some of these people, the most important ones, are the Executive Team, up to and including the leader of the business. They must be involved, hands-on, to achieve success with S&OP.

Therefore, the key attributes of a person to lead the implementation are (1) people skills up, down and sideways; (2) the ability to communicate effectively with top management and to earn – or keep – their trust; knowledge of the company’s customers, products, and processes. Effective testing for the first two attributes is, to the best of our knowledge, beyond the state of the art of today’s certification exams.

So what does S&OP Certification mean? It means that the holder of the CS&OP certification has substantial knowledge of Sales & Operations Planning and its components and enhancements: Demand Planning, Supply Planning, Decision-Making Processes, Global S&OP, S&OP in heavily matrix organizations, and so forth.     

See www.sopinstitute.com for more details about the CS&OP Exam.

S&OP Introductory and Exam Review Courses

Introductory and exam review courses are being co-developed by the APICS Fox River Chapter and will be available in the near future.

Jun 23

Certified Quality Engineer Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-Hour Sessions, Fridays, 2-5 p.m., June 23 to July 28, 2017

Jun 26

Certified Manufacturing Engineer Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-Hour Sessions, Mondays, 6-9 p.m., June 26 to August 7, 2017
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Jul 10

CSCP - Mon / Tue at Microtrain in Lombard

Meets Mon/Tue 9am-5pm, 7/10 - 7/25. 5 classes
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Jul 12

NEW!! Certified Supplier Quality Professional (CSQP) Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-hour, Instructor-led, Interactive Web Session, Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 p.m. July 12 to August 16, 2017
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Jul 17

NEW! Supply Chain Lean Certificate Web Interactive Course

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Mondays, 2-5 p.m., July 17, 24, and 31, 2017
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Jul 18

Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-hour, instructor-led, interactive web sessions, Tuesdays, 2:00-5:00 p.m., July 18 to August 22, 2017
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Jul 18

NEW! Project Management Certificate

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m., July 18, 25, and August 1, 2017
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Jul 18

Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) Exam Review Web Interactive Course

Six 2-Hour, Instructor-led, Web Interactive Sessions on Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., July 18 to August 22, 2017
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Jul 19

NEW! Supply Chain Quality Certificate

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., July 19, 26, and August 2, 2017
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Jul 20

Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) Web Interactive Course

Six 2-Hour, Instructor-led, Web Interactive Sessions on Thursdays, 2-4 p.m., July 6 to August 24, 2017
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Jul 20

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-hour, instructor-led, web interactive sessions. Thursdays, 2:00-5:00 p.m. July 20 to August 24, 2017
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Aug 14

NEW! Supply Chain Six Sigma Certificate

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Mondays, 2-5 p.m., August 14, 21, and 28, 2017
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Aug 15

NEW! Supply Chain Fundamentals Certificate (9 CEUs)

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Tuesdays, 2-5 p.m., August 15, 22, and 29, 2017
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Aug 16

NEW! Business Statistics Certificate (9 CEUs)

Three, 3-Hour Sessions, Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., August 16, 23, and 30, 2017
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Oct 5
Oct 11

Purchasing Negotiations: Prepare to Win

Recover the savings you are leaving on the table
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Nov 2

Principles and Practices of MRP

The APICS Principles and Practices of MRP seminar assists beginning and experienced planners to use an MRP system