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Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is being offered through a partnership between APICS Channel Partners and the University of La Verne.

This is Part 1 of a two-part program. If you have already passed the APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management Exam and have a current (non-expired) exam on your APICS record, you may continue to the CPIM Part 2 program. If you would like to enroll for both parts please select the CPIM Bundle or call (909) 448-4993 for more information.

This program is designed to provide professionals with the tools and techniques needed to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by APICS in CPIM Part 1.

Program Courses/Modules

CPIM Part 1

This 30-hour, instructor-led module covers Business Wide Concepts, Demand Management, Transformation of Demand into Supply and Supply. Knowledge of the material in this module and completion of the APICS CPIM Part 1 exam is assumed as a prerequisite for the APICS CPIM Part 2 program.

Business Wide Concepts: Common management concepts and techniques including: supply chain fundamentals, operating environments, financial fundamentals, enterprise resources planning, lean, quality fundamentals, and theory of constraints

  • Supply Chain Fundamentals
  • Operating Environments
  • Financial Fundamentals

Demand Management: Sources of demand for goods and services, including a basic understanding of markets, voice of the customer and an overview of demand planning.

  • Market Driven
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Demand Management

Transformation of Demand into Supply: The design of products and services, capacity management, planning, execution and control, and performance measurements.

  • Product and Process Design
  • Capacity Management
  • Planning

Supply: The actual or planned provision of a product, component or service and its sustainability.

  •  Inventory
  • Purchasing Cycle
  • Physical Distribution

Continuous Improvement: The goal is to help organizations deliver their best productive potential by optimizing process efficiency and profitability, as well as aligning products and services.

Overall Program Benefits

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Improve efficiency of your organization’s supply chain
  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting
  • Predict outcomes more accurately
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investments
  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers and customers
  • Understand the various functions within a company (such as purchasing, planning, finance, engineering) that are linked by the ERP system.

CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations.

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 107,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.

Note: Exams should be taken after the completion of each module.

The APICS CPIM designation is earned upon successful completion of exams after completion of both Part 1 and Part 2 courses/modules.

“Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by APICS. This course of study can in no way guarantee or ensure an individual’s success on APICS credentialing exams.”