CPIM

Course Fees:

Prospective Member

including exam credit: $820*

With no exam credit: $680*

* includes one year APICS membership

Member

including exam credit: $595

With no exam credit: $455

Course fee includes course workbook

For information and any other questions please contact our VP OF EDUCATION.


Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

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.

APICS authorized CPIM courses using the new APICS CPIM learning system and taught by APICS recognized instructors will become available in Nogales and Tucson in 2018.

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.

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing

An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management

  • maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization

  • master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities

  • gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization

  • earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services

  • enhance your credibility within your organization

  • create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

CPIM Course Information

BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (BSCM)

This course covers the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials through the entire chain from the initial supplier to the end user. It introduces the basic concepts, terminology, and techniques involved in the operations management processes. Knowledge of the material in the Basics module is assumed as a prerequisite to the other CPIM modules. This course is also appropriate for individuals seeking an overview of the operations management process. 

The examination committee has organized the tested body of knowledge into four domains:

Businesswide Concepts

Organization Fundamentals- elements of the supply chain & organization dynamics
Operating Environments- definitions, choices, and impacts
Financial Fundamentals- statements, cost categories and analysis
Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) 
Lean/JIT 
Quality Management Systems 
Theory of Constraints 
Impact of Environment on System Design

Demand Management

Market Driven- customers, competition and economic and regulatory policy
Customer Expectations & Definition of Value
Customer Relationship Management
Demand Planning ? sources of independent demand and forecast management

Transformation of Demand into Supply

Design
Capacity Management
Planning - purposes, inputs and outputs
Execution and control
Performance measurements ? strategic, tactical, and operational

Supply

Inventory
Purchasing
Physical Distribution Systems

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MASTER PLANNING OF RESOURCES (MPR)

This course is designed to help professionals preparing for the CPIM Master Planning of Resources examination and for individuals who are seeking to improve their knowledge of the subject. It addresses supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand and distribution planning. 

The examination committee has organized the tested body of knowledge into four domains:

Demand Management

General Concepts and Purposes ? relating the processes to the environment and linkages 
Forecasting demand 
Managing the Customer Interface

Sales and Operations Planning

General Concepts and Purposes ? relating the processes to the environment and linkages 
Management considerations
Sales and Operation Planning Process
Developing and Validating the Production Plan

Master Scheduling

General Concepts and Purpose
Linking the Master Scheduling Process to the Business Environment
Management Considerations
Master Scheduling Process
Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)
Measuring Master Scheduling Performance

Distribution Planning

Distribution Network Planning
Distribution Replenishment Planning
Measuring the Performance of the Distribution Network and Planning Process

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EXECUTION & CONTROL OF OPERATIONS (ECO)

This course is designed to help professionals preparing for the CPIM Execution and Control of Operations examination and for individuals who are seeking to improve their knowledge of the subject. It addresses the principles and practices needed to execute, control and manage operations and those needed to participate in design decisions. 

The examination committee has organized the tested body of knowledge into four domains:

Execution of Operations

Principles ? flow, , batch, and scheduling
Techniques ? push production, pull production, waste management, 5S methodology, and management of inventory

Control of Operations

Principles ? management control process, control goals, and feedback and the control process
Techniques ? costing and process activity measures

Management and Communication

Principles ?individual and group
Techniques ? basic seven tools of quality management, DMAIC, Shewhart/Deming cycle, and A3 problem solving

Design Trade-Offs

Principles
Techniques

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DETAILED SCHEDULING & PLANNING (DSP)

This course is designed to help professionals preparing for the CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning examination and for individuals who are seeking to improve their knowledge of the subject. The detailed scheduling and planning processes translate the product level plans and schedules into detailed priority and capacity plans. The course covers processes and techniques for managing inventories, planning material, capacity planning, maintaining relationships with suppliers and communicating requirements and schedules to suppliers. 

The examination committee has organized the tested body of knowledge into four domains:

Planning the Management of Inventory

Types and Classifications of Inventory
Inventory Policies
Inventory Planning
Accuracy, Handling, Storage, and Traceability

Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule

Identifying Information Used in the Material Planning Process
Identifying the Desirable Characteristics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
Maintaining the Validity of the Material Plan
Managing the Project Plan

Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

Identifying Information Used in the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
Recognizing the Characteristics and Techniques of the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
Using the Detailed Capacity Planning Process
Measuring the Performance of the Detailed Capacity Planning Process

Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Establishing relationships with suppliers
Techniques and Concepts for Supplier Partnerships

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STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF RESOURCES (SMR)

This course is designed to help professionals preparing for the CPIM Strategic Management of Resources examination and for individuals who are seeking to improve their knowledge of the subject.  The operations functions typically control a large portion of the resources of an enterprise and must manage those resources in a way that supports the implementation of the enterprise and/or business unit strategy.  Managing resources to support strategy requires an understanding of the environment(s) in which the organization operates, strategy development and implementation, operations choices and systems, and risk and change management. 

The examination committee has organized the tested body of knowledge into three domains:

Understanding the Business Environment

Globalization/Location Issues
Information Requirements
Sustainability

Developing the Operations Strategy

Performance Objectives and Goals
Product and Service Design
Structure and Infrastructure Choices
Coordination Strategy
Measurement
Logistics
Organizational Commitment Process

Implementing the Operations Strategy

Risk and Risk Mitigation
Change Management
Infrastructure Systems
Structural Deployment



Learn more about the CPIM program here and review our local CPIM courses above.


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