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CPIM Module Summaries

What the CPIM modules cover

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CPIM topics cover a broad, end-to-end spectrum of an operational environment from broad topic to fine detail. Below is an overview of the 5 modules and what they all focus on

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Basics of Supply Chain Management covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. In Basics you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization. Review courses are not for self-study but must be facilitated by an instructor in a classroom review course. Each Participant Guide includes a Practice Questions Booklet.

Master Planning of Resources 

Candidates explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans, and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Review courses are not for self-study but must be facilitated by an instructor in a classroom review course. Each Participant Guide includes a Practice Questions Booklet.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Candidates focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Review courses are not for self-study but must be facilitated by an instructor in a classroom review course. Each Participant Guide includes a Practice Questions Booklet.

Execution and Control of Operations

Candidates focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing evaluating feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Review courses are not for self-study but must be facilitated by an instructor in a classroom review course. Each Participant Guide includes a Practice Questions Booklet.

Strategic Management of Resources

Strategic Management of Resources explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

 


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