SAPICS Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management (BMOM)  

What is the purpose of this course?

The Basics of Manufacturing and Operations Management is an entry level course for those wishing to make a career in one of the many disciplines of manufacturing and operations management.  This course is designed to give an insight into the knowledge and skills required to actively participate as a member of the operations team.

What will I learn?

Qualifying learners will be able to: 

  • Business Formation and Strategy

  • Management, Supply Chain and Customer Service

  • Manufacturing and Manufacturing Strategies

  • Planning, Forecasting and Scheduling

  • Material and Capacity Planning

  • Types of Production and Production Materials

  • Industrial Engineering Support

  • Materials Management

  • Lean, Waste and Continuous Improvement

What is the pre-requisite for this course?

There are no pre-requisites for entry into this program, but basic literacy and numeracy skills is recommended.

How long will it take me?

4 Months for self-study

4 Days facilitation

Learning options

This course is available as a self-study program. 


  • Prepare from home, work, or while traveling

  • Save time and money on travel to training venues

  • Learn at your own pace.

  • Tutoring available if required

  • Final exam Proctored

How will I be assessed?

Final examination:

The final exam covers the full course content.  It is a closed book, 3 hours exam. A learner requires 50% to pass.

To pass the course and earn the Certificate of Achievement, a learner will need an overall score of at least 50% in the final examination with a combined minimum of 50% in the homework and final examination.

What do I get?

SAPICS Certificate 

Equivalent to NQF Level: 3

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