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Certified Inventory Optimization Professional (CIOP) is an end-to-end supply chain certification program. The certification consists of 30 modules focusing both on traditional and futuristic topics. The traditional topics are introduction to supply chain management, all about inventory, strategic business planning, forecasting, demand management, capacity management, sales and operations planning (S&OP), master scheduling (MPS), materials requirements planning (MRP) and production activity control (PAC). It also includes topics on procurement, warehousing, transportation, distribution, and packaging. The topic on the future trends such as Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning (M/L) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). There is a significant focus on supporting technologies such as forecasting and process mapping tools such as Microsoft Visio. In addition to the above indicated topics the participants need to master over 3000 terminologies in supply chain management.


The word autopoiesis comes from the Greek word "apoplosis" meaning "to make new". Nowadays the word "autopoiesis" is used for referring to the art of producing new items in mass scale, usually using automated machines. The concept of autopoiesis dates back to the earliest civilizations in the 

history of human civilization. For instance, the Aztecs used it to create giant sugar cane harvesters that were used to grind corn and other foods. Another example is the wheelbarrow used by the early Chinese to transport grain from one place to another.

While autopoiesis may have evolved through the history of human civilization, it was first used by planned economies to form the theoretical foundation of planned economies. For instance, during World War II German planners planned on using their factories to manufacture weapons components which were then used to support the fighting effort against the British. The planners figured that if they built large numbers of identical machines that performed similar functions, they could use the experience and knowledge of their past production runs to build better machines for future factories to produce weapons components. The theory of planned Autopoiesis was later extended to the realm of welfare state projects such as those in China, India, the United States and others.

Autopoiesis is a relatively new term for a technology. It is not clear whether this is related to interaction systems, planned economy or welfare state programs. One possible relation is the development of interaction systems that allow for a greater degree of personalization and social differentiation.




Certified Inventory Optimization Professional 

CIOP is an end-to-end supply chain certification that contains 30 modules such as Introduction to Supply Chain Management, All About Inventory, Production Planning System, Strategic Business Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, Material Requirements Planning, Demand Management, Capacity Management, Forecasting, Production Activity Control, Procurement, Order Quantities, Independent Demand Ordering Systems, Warehouse Management, Transportation Management, Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Introduction to Quality, Introduction to Packaging, Introduction to Process, Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Theory of Constraints, Supply Chain Technologies, Supply Chain Techniques, Industry 4.0, International Standards and Supply Chain Risk, Safety and Security. 

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One-Minute Supply Chain Facts

The most recent video is available here. To access the past videos in the One-Minute Supply Chain Facts Series, please click the playlist icon located on the Top-Right of the video.





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