Certificate in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

Please read the CPIM Certification Bulletin 2012 carefully.

The 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.

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.

Subjects include:

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.