APICS CPIM Certified Production Inventory Management

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APICS CPIM Certified Production Inventory Management

APICS CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management – The premier certification for internal supply chain operations.


APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience.

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

About the program

The APICS CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management training programme provides a comprehensive approach, as it deals with the principles, tools, terminology, and techniques, from long-term planning to product delivery.

The benefit, interest, and value of this certified CPIM training lie in the fact that it validates your knowledge and stimulates your professional development. The key elements are experience and knowledge acquisition.

The program offers in-depth education on concepts, tools, terminology, and techniques which you can use within the internal operations of your company.

APICS CPIM designees learn 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.

Objectives of the program

To consolidate and circulate to the various business sectors a shared knowledge of best practice and appropriate terminology in the field of Operations and Supply Chain

To develop the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the main aspects of business performance (precision, speed, flexibility, quality, and costs)

To identify different methods of Operations planning, control, and management, to use them as effectively and efficiently as possible

To rationalize the production chain through a coherent development of supply, manufacture and distribution processes for products and services

To prepare for the accreditation exam

You might be interested in other Supply Chain Management Programs as a next step.

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  • COURSE TYPE Advanced
  • DURATION 5 days


This course provides definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.

Also, the course addresses types 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.

Candidates explore concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. In the course, you get a comprehensive overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.



The APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) programme focusses on an organization’s internal operations taking an in-depth look at the production and inventory activities within the internal operations of a company providing a comprehensive view of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and much more.

To earn the APICS CPIM designation, operations management professionals must successfully pass two exams.



Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Management
  • Master Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory Management
  • Execution and Control
  • Physical Distribution
  • Continuous Improvement

Module 2: Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

  • Developing a Business Strategy
  • Gathering and Analyzing Internal/External Information
  • Where Will We Compete?
  • How Will We Compete?
  • Sustainability and Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Aligning the Operations Strategy
  • Infrastructure

Module 3: Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling
  • Distribution Planning

Module 4: Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

  • Inventory Management
  • Materials Requirement Planning
  • Managing Projects
  • Detailed Capacity Planning
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Module 5: Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)

  • Execution of Operations
  • Scheduling and Authorization
  • Quality, Communication and Continuous Improvement
  • Design Concepts and Trade-Offs
  • In The Classroom

  • Live, Online

  • Private Team Training

  • Indiviual Private Session

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