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.

Aug 22

Certified Quality Process Analyst (CQPA) Web Interactive Course

Six 2-Hour Instructor-Led Web Interactive Session on Wednesdays, from 1-3 pm, on August 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018.
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Aug 23

Supply Chain Quality Certificate Web Interactive Course

Three, 3-hour web interactive sessions from 9am-Noon. on Thursdays, August 23, 30, and September 6, 2018
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Aug 23

Certified Quality Improvement (CQIA) Web Interactive Course

Six, 2-Hour, Instructor-Led Web Interactive Sessions, Thursdays, 2-4 pm on 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27/18
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Aug 23

Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) Web Interactive Course

Six, 2-Hour, Instructor-Led Web Interactive Sessions, Thursdays, 4-6 pm on 8/23, 8/30, 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27/18
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Aug 27

Six Sigma Fundamentals Workshop

Six Sigma Overview and Implementation
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Sep 6

CLTD Fall 2018 - Do You Want to Prepare for the CLTD Exam from the Comfort of Your Own Home?

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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Sep 11

CSCP Fall 2018 - Would You Like to Prepare for the CSCP Exam from the Comfort of Your Own Home?

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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Sep 13

Supply Chain Lean Certificate Web Interactive Course

Three, 3-hour web interactive sessions from 9am-Noon on Thursdays, September 13, 20, and 27, 2018
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Sep 17

Risk Management Fundamentals Workshop

Risk Management Overview and Implementation
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Sep 19

Sept PDM: The 4th Industrial Revolution

How emerging technologies will impact our daily lives
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Sep 24

Project Management Fundamentals Workshop

Project Management Overview and Implementation
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Sep 29

Principles and Practices of Demand Management

Designed to assist beginning as well as experienced demand planners to acquire a firm understanding of the principles and functions of forecasting and customer and demand management.

Sep 29

Supply Chain Risk Management

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

Sep 29

Principles of Distribution and Logistics

Designed to introduce operations management professionals to the field of distribution and logistics management, and is appropriate for both beginning and experienced individuals.

Sep 29

Principles of Sales and Operations Planning

The APICS Principles of S&OP seminar provides managers and planners a comprehensive review of the principles and functions of S&OP.

Oct 2

CPIM Parts 1 & 2 (combined) Do You Want to Prepare for the CPIM Exam from the Comfort of Your Own Home?

Our CPIM certification is a blended learning class that gives you instructor-led classes from your home or office. Only the first and last class of each section will be face-to-face. The balance of the classes will be facilitated online live by an instr
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Oct 3

Sales and Operations Planning Workshop

The one-day S&OP Workshop fills this gap by providing participants an opportunity to perform a simulated S&OP process from beginning to end.

Oct 11

Supply Chain Six Sigma Certificate Web Interactive Course

Three, 3-hour web interactive sessions from 9am-Noon on Thursdays, October 11, 18, and 25, 2018
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Nov 1

Supply Chain 101 Certificate Web Interactive Course

Three, 3-hour web interactive sessions from 9am-Noon on Thursdays, November 1, 8, and 15, 2018
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Nov 8

Principles of Sales and Operations Planning

The APICS Principles of S&OP seminar provides managers and planners a comprehensive review of the principles and functions of S&OP.

Nov 9

Sales and Operations Planning Workshop

The one-day S&OP Workshop fills this gap by providing participants an opportunity to perform a simulated S&OP process from beginning to end.

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.