The Certification in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) was launched by APICS in 1973 to provide a common basis for individuals to assess their knowledge in the evolving field of materials management. Since then, APICS certification has become recognised around the world as a standard of professional competence in Supply Chain Management. The CPIM program is currently divided into five modules, each covering specific, in depth aspects of production and inventory management.
The CPIM program is currently divided into five modules, each covering specific, in depth aspects of production and inventory management.
There are 2 certificates in the CPIM program.
Candidates who pass the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam will receive a Recognition of Achievement Certificate to acknowledge their mastery of the fundamentals of supply chain management, approximately six weeks after receiving a passing score on the exam.
A candidate who passes all five CPIM exams attains the CPIM status and will receive a personalized certificate Certified in Production and Inventory Management approximately six weeks after receiving a passing score on the fifth exam.
The program encompasses the design, operation, and control of systems for the manufacture and distribution of products and services.
Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM): Business-wide concepts, Demand planning, Transformation of demand into supply, Supply. APICS advise that “knowledge of the material in this module is a suggested prerequisite for the other modules”.
Master Planning of Resources (MPR): Developing and validating a plan of supply, Identifying, quantifying and assessing demand, Developing and validating the master schedule.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP): Planning material requirements to support the master schedule, Planning operations to support the priority plan, Planning procurement and external sources of supply.
Execution and Control of Operations (ECO): Prioritizing and sequencing work to be performed, Executing plans, implementing physical controls, and reporting results of activities performed, Evaluating performance and providing feedback.
Strategic Management of Resources (SMR): Aligning the resources with the strategic plan, Configuring and integrating the operating processes to support the strategic plan, Managing projects and implementing changes.
APICS CPIM certification is an internationally recognised qualification. APICS CPIM candidates learn terminology, concepts and strategies related to supply chain management, operations management and continuous improvement. The course is structured to help master terminology, concepts and strategies related to:
- demand management
- procurement management
- supplier planning
- material requirements planning
- capacity planning
- sales and operations planning
- master scheduling
- performance measurements
- supplier relationships
- quality control
- continuous improvement.
An APICS CPIM designation will help you:
- increase your practical knowledge of production and inventory management
- enhance the tools you need to effectively understand and manage global supply chain activities
- understand the principles of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
- improve customer satisfaction through application of lean/continuous improvement concepts
- standardise and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology