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CPIM Part 1: APICS Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
This exam addresses basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of, an organization. It identifies fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. It also provides an overview of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management and just-in-time manufacturing.
The four main topics covered in this exam are:
CPIM Part 2: Comprehensive Supply Chain Training for Internal Operations inclusive of the following:
Master Planning of Resources (MRP)
This portion focuses on the relationship of strategic and business planning with operations planning. It covers the four primary areas of demand management; (forecasting, customer order servicing, distribution planning and customer relationship management). Forecasting tools and techniques and concepts are presented along with best practices in customer order servicing. It also breaks down the formal processes and controls related to sales and operations planning (S&OP) and master production scheduling (MPS). And, it shows how to develop realistic, achievable production plans and master schedules consistent with business objectives and resource constraints in both MTS and MTO environments. The three main topics of this exam are:
Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
This portion focuses on concepts and techniques for material and capacity planning at the detailed level of planning and scheduling. It covers various inventory planning factors such as lot-sizing, order review techniques, safety stock, and inventory accuracy as they relate to order planning and scheduling. It also defines critical inputs and outputs of manufacturing planning and control systems, and it provides a detailed explanation of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) processes. Also included in this course is a discussion of the strategic importance of procurement planning and supplier relationship development. The three main topics of this exam are:
Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
This portion focuses on the principles and practices of scheduling, controlling, and measuring operations in all types of manufacturing environments (job shop, batch, flow, and process production). It explains techniques for scheduling and controlling intermittent production and process operations. It also addresses the execution of quality initiatives, elimination of waste, continuous improvement. The three main topics of this exam are:
Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)
This portion explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies as related to manufacturing strategy and supply chain functions. Key topics include: competitive market issues, choices affecting structure and infrastructure, supply chain, information technology, organizational design, configuring and integrating internal processes, and change management. Three major areas of strategic planning are addressed:
SMR is highly recommended for middle managers and executives who want to learn more about how to align operational plans with their business strategy. Also recommended for students who plan on taking the APICS CPIM certification exam Strategic Management of Resources exam (Module Five), which was heavily revised in 2009 to emphasis the strategic planning process for operations, in manufacturing, distribution and service organizations.
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The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge.
Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.
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The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 100,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.
Companies and employers know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations. Now, APICS is streamlining the CPIM program to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.
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