Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

CPIM Part 1 - Module 1

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.
Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics course, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.

Strategic Management of Resources

CPIM Part 2A - Module 1

Strategic Management of Resources is the last module of CPIM. The in-depth course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills in the field of production and inventory management for individuals who want to have a thorough preparation. During this module, the learner will explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.

Master Planning of Resources

CPIM Part 2A - Module 2

In this module, participants will explore and apply the principles of demand management, sales, and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning, and identify conditions that require action. This module evaluates knowledge of both supply and demand planning for mid-to-long-term independent demands.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

CPIM Part 2B - Module 3

This course focuses on material and capacity scheduling and planning. It includes a details explanation of material requirements planning (MRP) a technique suitable for use in job shops. The course also introduces another material planning technique, material-dominated scheduling, which is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments. The course explains capacity requirements planning in detail and introduces other capacity-planning techniques, including processor-dominated scheduling.

Execution and Control of Operations

CPIM Part 2B - Module 4

Module 4, Execution & Control of Operations: Bringing business and operational plans into reality. In this course, learners will define and apply the best techniques to archive operational success. After planning comes execution, and APICS excels at clearly explaining the do's/ and don'ts for all Supply Chain Execution. Execution & Control of Operations includes: Scheduling Production and Process Operations; Authorizing, Executing and Reporting Systems; Communicating Customer-Supplier Information; Quality and Continuous Improvement Systems; And Evaluating Operations.

Why should I earn the CPIM?

Profession. CPIM is critical to supply chain success. This program provides tools to help you improve operations, increase customer satisfaction and company profit. It also provides insights into how the various pieces work together and what tools, approaches, technologies and measurements support, and encourage achievement of supply chain objectives. A CPIM designation demonstrates a grasp of that knowledge and documents the individual’s competence – for the benefit of both the individual and the organization.

 

Career. CPIM supports to supply chain career and job outlook. The demand for Supply Chain Managers remains strong:

  • 270,000 is supply chain jobs needed each year.

  • 30% is the annual growth rate of supply chain jobs requiring trained and educated people.

  • 6:1 is the ratio of global demand vs. supply for supply chain professionals.

 

Individual. CPIM provides candidates with the tools they need to effectively evaluate and manage supply chain activities, contributes to salary increase, increases individual recognition and marketability, demonstrates level of competence and knowledge in supply chain, builds knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within an organization, and enhances credibility within an organization.

 

Organization. CPIM helps organizations by aligning internal activities with business objectives to streamline operations and drive profits; creating common understanding, vocabulary, processes, and frameworks within their entity to address their supply chain challenges and opportunities; enabling interdepartmental engagement using a foundation based on global standards; maximizing ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization; and boosting productivity, collaboration and innovation – when organizations focus on supply chain excellence, they can achieve 70 percent higher performance.

Who is the CPIM program designed for?

  • Buyer / Planner

  • Product Planner

  • Material Manager

  • Supply Planner

  • Manager

  • Consultant

  • Supply Chain Analyst

  • Inventory Analyst

  • Demand Analyst

  • Supply Chain Manager

What is your area of focus?

​Product Forecasting / Master Scheduling / MRP / Scheduling Operations / Cycle Counting / Inventory Movement / Receiving / Capacity Planning

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