Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.
New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves 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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Why you should earn the CPIM designation

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 27% increase.
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%.
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies.
  • Reduce your organization’s costs.
  • Provide more value to your organization.
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers.

How to earn the CPIM

Candidates must pass two exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.

CPIM Bundle Content

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

I. Business wide concepts

II. Demand planning

III. Transformation of demand into supply

IV. Supply

  •  Strategic Management of Resources

I. Understanding the Business Environment

Globalization/Location Issues

Information Requirements

Sustainability

II. Developing the Operations Strategy

Performance Objectives/Goals

Product/Service Design

Structure and Infrastructure

Coordination Strategy

Measurement

Logistics

Organizational Commitment Process

III. Implementing the Operations Strategy

Risk and Risk Mitigation

Change Management

Infrastructure Systems

Structural Deployment

  • Master Planning of Resources

I. Demand Management

General Concepts and Purposes

Forecasting Demand

Management of the Customer Interface

II. Sales and Operations Planning

General Concepts and Purpose

Management Considerations

Sales and Operations Planning Process

Developing and Validating the Production Plan

III. Master Scheduling

General Concepts and Purpose

Linking the Master Scheduling Process to the Business Environment

Management Considerations

Master Scheduling Process

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)

Measuring Master Schedule Performance

IV. Distribution Planning

Distribution Network Planning

Distribution Replenishment Planning

Measuring the Performance of the Distribution Network and Planning Process

  •  Detailed Scheduling and Planning

I. Planning the Management of Inventory

Types and Classifications of Inventory

Inventory Policies

Inventory Planning

Accuracy, Handling and Storage

II. Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule

Identifying Information Used in the Material Planning Process

Identifying the Desirable Characteristics of the Detailed Material Planning Process

Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process

Maintaining the Validity of the Material Plan

Managing the Project Plan

III. Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

Identifying Information used in the Detailed Capacity Planning Process

Recognizing the Characteristics and Techniques of the detailed Capacity Planning Process

Using the Detailed Capacity Planning Process

Measuring the Performance of the Detailed Capacity Planning Process

IV. Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Establishing Relationships with Suppliers

Techniques and Concepts for Supplier Partnerships

  •  Execution and Control of Operations

I. Prioritizing and Sequencing Work to be Performed

Interfaces

Operational Environment

Understanding and Controlling Operations by Schedule Development

II. Executing the Plans, Implementing Control, and Reporting Results of Activities Performed

Understanding the Operations of Push Systems

Understanding the Operations of Pull Systems

Communicating Internal Information

Communicating External Customer-Supplier Information

Material Flow and Location

Quality Initiatives, Eliminating Waste, and Implementing Continuous Improvement Plans

III. Performance Reporting and Feedback

Quality Management Processes

Monitoring Supplier Performance

Monitoring and Measuring Operations Performance

Cost Management Process