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CPIM Courses - Certified in Production and Inventory Management

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CPIM Courses - Certified in Production and Inventory Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why take CPIM?

 

        • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 10% increase
        • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
        • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
        • Reduce your organization's costs
        • Provide more value to your organization
        • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
        • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

 

What is Covered in CPIM Classes?

 

     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:

 

        • Business Wide Concepts
        • Demand Planning
        • Transformation of Demand into Supply
        • Supply

 

     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:

 

        • Demand Management
        • Sales and Operations Planning
        • Master Scheduling

 

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:

 

        • 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)

 

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:

 

        • Prioritization and sequencing of work to be performed
        • Executing work plans and implementing physical controls
        • Performance reporting and feedback

 

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:

 

        • Aligning resources with the strategic plan
        • Configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan
        • Implementing change

 

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.

 

 

Commit to Your Career

 

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.

 

INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSE

 

YOUR SOLUTION FOR APICS CPIM EXAM SUCCESS

 

Choose Expert Leadership and Guidance

 

As an APICS Education Partner, our certification prep course utilizes the APICS CPIM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to- date exam preparation tools available.

 

  • Attending our course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the CPIM exams.
  • Learn from an experienced instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of internal operations professionals in your area.
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience.
  • Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

 

 

Expert guidance for CPIM exam success

 

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.

 

CPIM Transformation – The NEW CPIM Version 6.0

 

The new, streamlined CPIM program launched in September 2017. Features and benefits of the new CPIM Version 6.0 include:

 

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.
  • Already taken CPIM BSCM? - The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new, streamlined CPIM Part 1.
  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.
  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.
  • Ability to purchase the entire CPIM bundle, including the complete CPIM Learning System, CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam.

 

View the CPIM Version 6.0 Launch Timeline

 

Now Available:

 

Get the free preview of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual, Version 6.0:

 

CPIM Part 1 Exam Content Manual Preview - Download Now

CPIM Part 2 Exam Content Manual Preview - Download Now

 

 

CPIM Reconfiguration

 

APICS is pleased to announce the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program will be reconfigured to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce. Changes to the program are based on direct feedback from our members and reflect APICS’s ability to evolve along with supply chain management.

 

The new configuration will:

 

  • Move from a 5-module exam configuration to a 2-module exam configuration
  • Bring the CPIM program more in line with the format and delivery expectations of other APICS certification products
  • Address content overlap between modules
  • Streamline the preparation process and improve efficiency of the APICS CPIM designation

 

View the following for additional information:

 

CPIM Reconfiguration Timeline presentation

CPIM Reconfiguration Blog: The World is Coming to an End - But You'll be Just Fine!

APICS CPIM Reconfiguration FAQ

 

Phase-Out Timeline - CPIM Version 5.0 (Legacy)

 

JULY 7, 2017

BSCM exam credits and ATT’s purchased after July 7 will expire January 7, 2018

 

AUGUST 31, 2017

Discontinue BSCM courseware and exam sales (BSCM Participant Workbook and Self-Study Kit). The BSCM exam will only be available for purchase to candidates who failed the BSCM previously and need to retake the exam.

Discontinue MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR courseware and exam sales (unless you’ve purchased one of the four non-BSCM modules)

CPIM ATTs valid through expiration date

 

JANUARY 7, 2018

Last day to take the BSCM exam. Unused exam ATTs will expire and cannot be transferred.

 

JULY 1, 2018

Discontinue sales of MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR Participant Workbooks, Self-Study Kit, and exams (except for retake exam ATT)

 

DECEMBER 31, 2018

Last day to take the legacy MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR exams!

 

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