CPIM – Course in Production and Inventory Management

Why You Need to Earn the APICS CPIM Designation?

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The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory ACTIVITIES within a company’s global operations.

The APICS CPIM program benefits designees worldwide

APICS CPIM is preferred by thousands of EMPLOYERS worldwide.

More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have EARNED the APICS CPIM designation.

APICS CPIM helps you master essential 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

 

CPIM modules

Candidates must pass all 5 exams for each of the following modules in order to use the CPIM designation: The modules are :

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

The module covers the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. This goes from suppliers to customer. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology are emphasised. These include such as relationships among activities in the supply chain. Topics include: Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Demand Management and Forecasting Techniques, Priority and Capacity Planning at the Master Planning, MRP and PAC levels, Aggregate and Item Inventory Management, Purchasing and Physical Distribution and Lean/JIT, Quality Systems and Theory of Constraints.

Master Planning of Resources (MRP)

Explore the 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. Topics include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Scheduling and Measuring Business Performance.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study detailed descriptions of material requirement planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include: Recognising Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management, Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process, Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan and Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply.

Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)

Focus on the areas of prioritising and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing 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. Topics include: Prioritising and Sequencing Work, Executing Plans and Implementing Controls, Authorising and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems and Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback.

Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

Explore 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. Topics include: Competitive Market Issues, Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Organisational Design, Configuring and Integrating Internal Processes and Evaluating and Managing Projects.