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.

Nov 14

Nov PDM: What the new tax law changes mean to you

Learn how to prepare for your 2018 Income tax filing in light of the major changes made by Congress
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Nov 15

Supply Chain Risk Management

The APICS Supply Chain Risk Management seminar provides participants with a glimpse of the global supply chain risk landscape.

Dec 1

Train the Trainer - with a Twist

The APICS Train the Trainer (TTT) course establishes a foundation of presentation skills. This particular TTT will allow returning instructors the option to try their hand at presenting remotely.
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Dec 11

Certified Quality Improvement (CQIA) Web Interactive Course

Six, 2-Hour, Instructor-Led Web Interactive Sessions, Tuesdays, 9-11am, 12/11/18, 12/18/18, 1/8/19, 1/15/18, 1/22/19, & 1/29/19
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Dec 11

Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) Web Interactive Course

Six 2-Hour Instructor-Led Web Interactive Session on Tuesdays, Noon-2pm, 12/11/18, 12/18/18, 1/8/19, 1/15/19, 1/22/19, & 1/29/19
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Dec 19

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) Web Interactive Course

Six, 3-Hour, Instructor-Led Web Interactive Sessions, Wednesdays, 9am-Noon, 12/19/18, 1/2/19, 1/9/19, 1/16/19, 1/23/19, & 1/30/19
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Dec 19

Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) Web Interactive Course

Six, 2-Hour, Instructor-Led Web Interactive Sessions, Wednesdays, 9-11am, 12/19/18, 1/2/19, 1/9/19, 1/16/19, 1/23/19, & 1/30/19
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Jan 8

CPIM Part 2 (ONLY) - 14 Tuesdays starting 1/8/19

Our CPIM course is a blended learning class that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instructor.
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Jan 10

CLTD - Thursdays Starting 1/10/19

Our CLTD course is a blended learning class that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instructor.
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Jan 10

CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 (COMBINED) - Thursdays Starting 1/10/19

Our CPIM courses are blended learning classes that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instructor.
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Jan 15

CSCP - 12 Tuesdays Starting 1/15/19

Our CSCP course is a blended learning class that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instructor.
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May 7

CSCP - 12 Tuesdays Starting 5/7/19

Our CSCP course is a blended learning class that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instructor.
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