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APICS CPIM is the foremost qualification for any Supply Chain professional

Follow in the footsteps of your peers, your managers & supply chain industry experts that have completed the CPIM qualification. Since 1973, CPIM has set the industry standard for supply chain ways of working, education & qualifications. By passing the exams and obtaining your certification, you will join an exclusive network of professionals worldwide, safe in the knowledge that what you’ve learned has its theory based firmly in real-world applications and success

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 2 parts CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2.

The Course:

To complete the CPIM certification you must complete both parts of the CPIM course within 3 years of registering for the CPIM Part 1 course, in order to receive your CPIM certificate.

CPIM Part 1 covers the following subject:

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”.

CPIM Part 2 covers the following 4 subjects:

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.

Course Overview:

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
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