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MFET 3510 Basics of Supply Chain Management Ron Davenport Books: In order to complete this course, you will need the following materials. The following items may be obtained by contacting APICS at 1-800-444-2742. These materials are not part of the course fee and will require payment to APICS. APICS Participant Guide Basics of Supply Chain Management. You will need to purchase the most recent version of the Basics of Supply Chain Management Participant Guide from APICS. The participant guide comes with Practice Questions CD. Introduction to Materials Management, 6th Edition by J. R. Tony Arnold, Stephen N. Chapman and Lloyd M. Clive. If you do not already have the two following items, you will also need the most recent version of the APICS Dictionary, and the most recent APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual. These items may be obtained by contacting the APICS national office at 1-800444-2742 or online at There are several other reference materials and reprints that are useful for this course but are not necessary for this class or to pass the APICS international exam. The use of additional materials is dependent upon your own work experience and background. A listing of additional reference materials is provided in the Bibliography in the back of the Participant Guide and there is a list provided in the Exam Content Manual. Credit Issues: This course is worth two semester hours You can take this course for: 1) Credit/No Credit (which is essentially pass/fail), or 2) For a grade, or 3) As an audit, no credit is received. You need to notify WSU which method you choose before the 3 rd week of the month in which you started the course.

. However. The course is also designed to help you pass the APICS international exam the first time you take it. or an ‘A’ grade if you pass the international exam with distinction. If you take the APICS international exam before you complete the class and you choose not to complete the class. After you have completed Sessions 1-5. This course provides basic education in production and inventory techniques and practices. this course is designed to provide you with principles and concepts. 2. you may elect to receive a ‘B’ grade for passing the international exam. Education is most meaningful when you internalize the principles that you learn and subsequently change your ways of dealing with daily work issues (behavior). 1. Course Overview: Upon your first glance at the online course it would appear there isn’t a lot of content. You may want to check your company reimbursement policy. However. we are using the material provided by APICS and proven teaching methods in bringing this course to you. First complete the Student Survey. the content has been set to selectively release upon successful completion of certain items. 3. the course content for Part I: Sessions 1-5 will be released to you. It is NOT designed to help you manage a specific type of product or plant or to implement a specific type of system. Part II: Sessions 6-10 and the Comprehensive Homework Assignment will be available. This may be due to the self-discipline that is often present in a successful distance learning student. the Midterm and the Term Paper will be made available. Once you have completed the Student Survey. International Exam: Passing this course is no guarantee that you will also pass the international exam. that you may attain an understanding of WHY certain approaches are better than others. as many companies require students to take the course for a grade. 4. Upon completion of the Midterm. increase your credibility with others in the organization.The University provides these options. provide you with knowledge and information generally not available in other forums. Rather. Our pass rate in distance learning is a little higher in comparison the pass rate of students in our traditional classes. give you ideas to improve your company.

or to provide additional work when requested by the student.588-610 C. . the instructor reserves the right to offer extra credit on outstanding homework or the term paper.514-536 D.661-698 B.441-463 B+ 639-661 C+ 565-588 D+ 485-514 E <441 18 points 127 points 190 points 50 points 50 points 50 points 100 points 150 points 735 points Note: Because of the difficult nature of this class.5. Grades will be based on the following point structure: Student Survey 10 Vocabulary Checks (1 point per word) 10 Performance Checks/Quizzes (2 points per question) 1 Term Paper 1st Homework Assignment (complete before Midterm Exam) 2nd Homework Assignment (complete before Final Exam) Mid-Term Exam (2 points per question) Comprehensive Final Exam (2 points per question) Total Grades are based on the University Policy of: A >698 B 610-639 C 536-565 D 463-485 A. After you have completed Sessions 6-10. This work must be completed by the time you take the final exam. The Final will be made available.

We appreciate you choosing Weber State University as your professional development partner. Your feedback is appreciated and will help make this course better for future participants. APICS Completion plaques are available to those students who complete all 5 CPIM courses in this series with Weber State. students can contact Megan Sheets at msheets@weber.Grade Notification Weber State University will automatically mail grade verification letters to students who complete the course on the 15th of every month. If a grade letter is not received. When you complete the course. However. You can complete the Student Survey before or after you receive your Book and Participant Guide. the Student Survey must be completed before the course content for Part I: Sessions 1-5 will be made available to you. students will need to contact Megan or at 801-626-8010 to request that a letter be sent. To request a plaque. please take the time to complete the Course Evaluation. .