SOURCE: Brandman University School of Extended Education

Brandman University School of Extended Education

March 31, 2014 15:41 ET

Brandman University School of Extended Education Announces Partnership With APICS

Brandman and APICS Jointly Offer CSCP Certification Course

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2014) - Brandman University's School of Extended Education, the entrepreneurial division of Brandman University, today announced its partnership with APICS Orange County. APICS is the world's leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. Along with the APICS Orange County chapter, Brandman will offer a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam preparation course at its Irvine campus, open to members of the public as well as APICS members.

"Our collaboration formalizes a long-standing working relationship with the APICS community," says Vicki Brannock, senior director at the School of Extended Education. "In an increasingly global economy, supply chain management is more crucial than ever. We're happy to work in conjunction with APICS to keep local supply chain professionals up-to-date with the latest industry standards and certifications."

The APICS CSCP course provides a global end-to-end view of supply chain management and teaches supply chain professionals to implement critical strategies for maximizing profits and growth. The course covers three modules: Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance; and Implementation and Operations. Course participants learn both proven and cutting-edge strategies for enhancing customer satisfaction and improving bottom-line results.

"We are thrilled to work with Brandman to offer APICS members a certification prep course to support their growth in the industry," says course instructor, Nicholas M. Testa, Jr., a Master Instructor for CSCP and other curricula with APICS, and internationally-known speaker with more than 30 years of senior management experience. "Looking forward, we hope to offer additional courses and opportunities for advancement and anticipate a long-lasting relationship with Brandman."

Participants will receive Brandman continuing education credits. Class size will be limited to 25 students per course. To register, phone 800-632-0094 or visit

About APICS: APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence. APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designations with over 100,000 certifications issued set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 North American chapters and nearly 100 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit For information on the Orange County, California chapter of APICS, visit

About Brandman University's School of Extended Education: Brandman University's School of Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today's fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, the School of Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. Visit or call 1.800.632.0094 for more information.

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