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Fundamentals of Materials & Operations Management
The program is designed for people working in the fields of materials and operations management (or in a functional area that interfaces with them) who need to learn the basic concepts, techniques, and terminology of these fields.

Fundamentals Diploma Program includes four courses each with 11 weekly 3-hours sessions of classroom instructions and a final exam. Participants are required to perform at 60% or above level to qualify for each course certification. Once all four courses are completed participants will receive a FMOM Diploma. When all five completed, an honour diploma will be issued. Certificates and diplomas are currently coordinated with APICS Toronto Chapter.

ABCAN's qualified instructors will deliver these courses at your convenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.
    Fundamentals of Inventory Control
    Fundamentals of Planning
    Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control
    Fundamentals of Operation Management
    Principles of Materials Handling & Warehousing

Fundamentals of Inventory Control
Participants are introduced to essential vocabulary and skills in identifying and applying the basic principles of inventory management. Basic methods of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional, distribution, and retail environments are covered. The questions of what to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management.

Topics include:
  • Fundamentals of Inventory Management
  • Inventory Functions
  • Order Quantities
  • Perpetual Inventory Systems
  • Periodic Inventory Systems
  • Forecasting
  • Mid-term Examination & Case Study Presentations
  • Warehouse Mgmt & Distribution Requirements Planning
  • Inventory Record Accuracy, Supply Chain Mgmt, Aggregate Inventory, & Purchasing
  • JIT & TQM, Trend in Inventory Management
  • Case Study & Final Examination Review
Fundamentals of Planning
This course introduces participants to the principles of effective planning. The course presents the concepts of planning at each level, from strategic to tactical. Participants work together to solve problems, develop plans, build teams, and present solutions. Through this course, they learn the essential ingredients of effective planning and have an opportunity to practice and enhance their own planning skills.

Topics include:
  • Planning Foundations I
  • Planning Foundations II
  • Long Range Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Controlling the Sales & Operation Plan
  • Midterm Examination & Making Effective Presentations
  • Master Scheduling (I)
  • Master Scheduling (II)
  • Master Scheduling (III)
  • Future Planning Topics
Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control
This course deals with priority and capacity management through the use of MRP, capacity management, capacity requirements planning (CRP), production activity control (PAC), and JIT. This course studies the execution of the production plan and master production schedule, reactions to capacity constraints, and maintenance of individual order control.

Topics include:
  • Introduction to MRP & PAC
  • Bills of Material
  • MRP Basics
  • Managing with MRP & Closing the Loop
  • Advanced MRP Techniques
  • Introduction to Capacity Management
  • Midterm Examination & Capacity Management
  • PAC
  • PAC Continued
  • JIT in Manufacturing
  • Case Study 2 & Course Review
Fundamentals of Operation Management
This course is concerned with the design of systems to produce goods and services and the operation of those systems.

It discusses relationships within the company environment particularly with marketing and product design. Topics covered include facilities planning, TQM, cost analysis, project planning and operations resource management, etc.

Topics include:
  • Operations Management Overview
  • Fundamentals of Operations Management
  • Design and Selection of Processes
  • Facility Selection and Layout
  • Midterm Examination and Ordering Systems
  • Distribution Systems
  • Process Improvement and Optimization
  • TQM and Supply Chain
  • Organizational Improvement Methods and Performance Measures
Principles of Materials Handling & Warehousing
This course explains the principles of logistics and warehousing operations. Participants review material handling applications and their role in successful warehousing.

The course expands on the warehouse operations with its relevant design, health, safety, transportation and communication support.

Topics include:
  • Warehousing Overview
  • Principles of Materials Handling
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Packaging & Unionization
  • Midterm/Warehouse Operations
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Industrial Health & Safety
  • Transportation
  • Communications