Managing the Aerospace Supply Chain

Course Code
MASC

The Managing Aerospace Supply Chain (MASC) certificate program provides practitioners in supply chain roles with an ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. This demanding program and its aerospace-experienced teaching team prepare you to be an ASCM Certified Practitioner in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional.

  • Learners Any Level
  • Time Client definable
  • Duration Client definable
  • Program Type Customizable Programs
  • Certificate Type Certificate Available
  • Format On-Campus
  • CEU/PDU Available
  • Fees Group Rate

The Managing Aerospace Supply Chain (MASC) certificate program provides practitioners in supply chain roles with an ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. This demanding program and its aerospace-experienced teaching team prepare you to be an ASCM Certified Practitioner in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional.

Managing the Aerospace Supply Chain

Program Experience

Our comprehensive program, Managing Aerospace Supply Chain (MASC), offers a flexible hybrid format designed to meet the needs of busy supply chain managers. With a blend of live, instructor-led classroom courses and distance learning options, including both synchronous and asynchronous content, MASC ensures that you and your team can receive high-quality training without disrupting your workflow.

By successfully completing this rigorous program, participants will be well-prepared to earn ASCM CPIM certification. While you have the flexibility to finish the program at your own pace, please note that it typically requires approximately 90 hours of instruction, along with sufficient time for completing assignments and readings.

Invest in the success of your supply chain management team with the compelling and career-enhancing MASC program.

Benefits

With tailored content for commercial or defense-related aerospace, expert educators will immerse you in the core elements of supply chain management to master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies, such as:

  • Demand management
  • Procurement management
  • Supplier planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Performance measurements
  • Supplier relationships
  • Quality control
  • Continuous improvement

The Aerospace Supply Chain programs from Caltech are uniquely compelling. Program design and delivery are in partnership with the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM), formerly APICS, and the Orange County Chapter of ASCM. You will experience the rigor of the Certified Practitioner in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Body of Knowledge delivered by ASCM Master Instructors. These highly qualified educators are aerospace industry operational leaders who held to the exacting standards of ASCM for training.

Two integrated learning modules—Aerospace Supply Chain Foundations and Effective Supply Chain Tactics in the Aerospace Enterpriseenable you to better understand the operations management process and how it relates to the broader operating model. We award you a distinctive Certificate from Caltech when you complete the program.

Upon completion of each module, you will also be eligible to take the corresponding CPIM exam (two total)With the CPIM designation, you will be recognized as having the functional knowledge of production and inventory management, and relevant insights into improving internal operations and increasing customer satisfaction.

Topics

Module 1: Aerospace Supply Chain Foundations

In this module, you will understand the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials through the entire chain from the initial supplier to the end-user. We introduce the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques involved in the nuanced operations management processes for both commercial and defense-related aerospace.

 

Module 2: Effective Supply Chain Tactics in the Aerospace Enterprise

Through this four-part module, you will now dive into the details of strategic resource management, scheduling and planning, operational execution and control, and master planning. You will sharpen your understanding of how the broad scope of available resources throughout the enterprise must align with business and operational strategy to be effective. Orchestration of inventory, capacity, fulfillment, and suppliers is an integral part of the module, and you will build your capabilities to choreograph the movement of materials and information.

Who Should Attend

Early-career to mid-career supply chain practitioners, procurement managers, planners, schedulers, inventory managers, warehouse and depot teams, logisticians, Materiel Command specialists, supply network analysts, or individuals who are seeking an overview of the operations management process. 

Caltech CTME Supply Chain and Operations Programs Lead                                                           Former Chairman, APICS

Alan G. Dunn

"Caltech's two Aerospace Supply Chain Programs fuse high-quality industry-specialized instruction with the APICS Body of Knowledge and certification pathways to create what are really amazing career development opportunities for professionals."

Instructors

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Alan G. Dunn

Next-Generation Supply Chain and Operations, Executive Education