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In SMR review course, participants explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to operations strategy and supply-chain related functions. SMR address three main topics: understanding the business environment, developing operations strategy, and implementing operations strategy.

An important area discussed is understanding how to develop and validate the operations strategy based on industry, product, market, and other factors.


To recognize the integration of manufacturing processes, strategies and technologies to overall company strategy

To describe the strategic relationships among members of the supply chain

To understand how to develop and validate the operations strategy based on industry, process, product, market and other factors

To brief cost management, project management and performance measurement

  • Developing the Business Strategy
  • The Global Environment and Sustainability
  • Operations Strategy
  • Operations Strategy Choices and Financial Measurement
  • Aligning Operations with Supply Chain Partners
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Change Management
  • Case Studies
  • Business Heads
  • Business Process Designers and Implementers
  • Change Managers and Implementers
  • Consultants in Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • ERP Professionals
  • Master Planners and Schedulers
  • Material Planners
  • Operations Heads / Managers / Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Strategic Planners
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Individuals preparing for APICS CPIM Strategic Management of Resources exam

APICS CPIM Mater Planning of Resources course, APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning course and APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations course are prerequisites. In addition, for the best learning experience, it is recommended that participants completely go through the print and online contents of participant hand-out before coming to the class.

APICS CPIM Strategic Management of Resources Participant Workbook with SMR section of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual and APICS CPIM Study Tools—an online learning environment that contains presentation slides and assessments to complement APICS CPIM learning experience.

  • Minimum time required to cover the course materials: approx. 17-18 hours (3 days)
  • An additional 1 day is required for more discussions
  • An additional 1 days is required for performance check at the end of each session
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for pre-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for post-test
  • An additional 0.5 day is required for optional problem solving in participant workbook
  • An additional 0.5 days is required for vocabulary check in participant workbook
  • An additional 2 days are required for mutual experience sharing by participants
  • An additional 14 days are required to prepare and cover a live case study based on actual working of the company with actual examples
  • A laptop with a USB port, MS-Office PowerPoint software and a projector
  • PowerPoint presenter with laser pointer
  • White-board with markers
  • Flip chart with at least 20 blank sheets
  • Digital camera
  • All participants must carry a laptop with Internet access for accessing online content from the class
  • Sign-up sheets
  • Name tents
  • Feedback forms
  • A certification of participation is awarded by APICS after successful completion of this course.