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The APICS CPIM – Certified in Production and Inventory Management Program is being offered through a partnership between APICS and the University of La Verne. This is a two-tier program consisting of CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2. Each part reflects critical areas in production and inventory management

This program is designed to provide professionals with the tools and techniques needed understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. Since 1973, the APICS CPIM program has provided education of essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control and continuous improvement.

CPIM Part 1

Business Wide Concepts, Demand Management, Supply, and Continuous Improvement

This 30 hour instructor-led module covers Business Wide Concepts, Demand Management, and 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.

CPIM Part 2

This 40 hour instructor-led module covers Master Planning of Resources (MPR), Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP), Execution and Control of Operations (ECO), and Strategic Management of Resources (SMR).

Master Planning of Resources: principles and techniques of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning. It includes forecasting, order servicing, demand shaping, customer relationship management, and distribution network and replenishment.

  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Master Scheduling

Detailed Scheduling and Planning: principles and techniques of inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, and procurement and supplier planning. Recognizing the importance of supply chain management, this subject area also covers deployment of supply chain strategies related to scheduling, planning, and sourcing.

  • Inventory Management
  • Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

Execution and Control of Operations: Principles and techniques necessary to execute, control, and manage operations, and participate in design decisions. This subject area provides feedback about how good plans are being executed, as well as providing information for customers and suppliers about the status of services and products in process.

  • Execution of Operations
  • Control of Operations
  • Quality, Communication, and Continuous Improvement

Strategic Management of Resources: Higher-level thinking on strategic planning and implementation of operations. Understanding of how market requirements and strategic position of the organization drive the resources and processes of an organization.

  • Understanding the Business Environment and Developing Corporate Strategy
  • Developing the Operations Strategy
  • Implementing the Operations Strategy

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 CPIM Part 1 (or equivalent) and CPIM Part 2 exams after completion of 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.