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CPIM Part 1 - Module 1: Basics Of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

The APICS 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.



Basic of Supply Chain Management is the entry module of the APICS CPIM program. This program gives you a good overview of the concepts, tools, and terminology specific to production and inventory management. It provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It also explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.



The BSCM module provides a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and practices of supply chain management. Through basic definitions and practical exercises, BSCM provides the foundations for understanding the planning and control of products and services in the supply chain and the fundamental relationships occurring between customers and suppliers. The module covers types of manufacturing and service systems, forecasting, master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, and distribution. Four management philosophies are covered: enterprise resource planning, lean, quality management, and theory of constraints.



A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing


Benefits of CPIM A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.

  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization's supply chain.

  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.

  • Predict outcomes more accurately.

  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time.

  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization's inventory investment.



Section A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management 

  • Topic 1: The Manufacturing Supply Chain

  • Topic 2: Introduction to Manufacturing

  • Topic 3: Manufacturing Environments and Process Choices

  • Topic 4: Manufacturing Planning and Control

  • Topic 5: Lean


Section B: Demand Management

  • Topic 1: Demand Management Processes

  • Topic 2: Characteristics of Demand

  • Topic 3: Forecasting

  • Topic 4: Tracking the Forecast


Section C: Master Planning

  • Topic 1: S&OP and Production Planning

  • Topic 2: Master Scheduling and the Master Production Schedule (MPS)

  • Topic 3: Master Scheduling and Sales


Section D: Material Requirements Planning

  • Topic 1: The MRP Environment

  • Topic 2: Bills of Material

  • Topic 3: MRP Logic

  • Topic 4: Using and Managing the Priority Plan


Section E: Capacity Management

  • Topic 1: Capacity Management Overview

  • Topic 2: Capacity Requirements Planning


Section F: Purchasing

  • Topic 1: Purchasing Participants and Objectives

  • Topic 2: Purchasing Process


Section G: Inventory Management

  • Topic 1: Aggregate Inventory Management

  • Topic 2: Inventory Costs

  • Topic 3: Financial Statements and Inventory

  • Topic 4: Inventory Policies and Controls

  • Topic 5: Order Quantities

  • Topic 6: Independent Demand Ordering Systems

  • Topic 7: Auditing Inventory Records


Section H: Execution and Control

  • Topic 1: Theory of Constraints

  • Topic 2: Production Activity Control

  • Topic 3: Scheduling and Implementation

  • Topic 4: Capacity Control


Section I: Physical Distribution

  • Topic 1: Physical Distribution Overview

  • Topic 2: Distribution Inventory

  • Topic 3: Transportation

  • Topic 4: Warehousing


Section J: Continuous Improvement

  • Topic 1: Continuous Improvements of Products and Processes

  • Topic 2: Lean for Continuous Improvement

  • Topic 3: TOC for Continuous Improvement

  • Topic 4: Total Quality Management and Other Quality Tools

  • Topic 5: Six Sigma


Course length: 4 days


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CPIM is an APICS certification which is recognized as the international standard for individual assessment in the field of production and inventory management. The CPIM program provides a common basis for individuals and organizations to evaluate their knowledge of this evolving field.


APICS is an international professional organization for operations management. It is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. Since 1957, APICS has educated more than 100,000 professionals. APICS education and certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management and supply chain management.


CEL Consulting presents in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore, is the 1st APICS Authorized Education Provider in Vietnam. CEL philosophy is to deliver practical training with evidence, exercises and case studies drawn from the business. CEL believes that training and people development should be structured to generate tangible value focused on specific business issues.




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