It all starts with the basics. With that in mind, APICS-The Educational Society for Resource Management will conduct a workshop on the basics of supply-chain management. The event will be held Nov. 16-18 in Alexandria, Va., which is the headquarters location for APICS. The course will examine the basic concepts of supply-chain management, as well as the relationships among master planning, inventory management, forecasting, just-in-time manufacturing, material requirements planning, capacity management, distribution, production activity control, total quality management and purchasing. Discounted registration rates are available to APICS members. To register or to get more information, go online to www.apics.org/Education/Workshops/schedule.htm.