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Develop a Team that Understands Production and Inventory Activities Across Global Operations

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is the cornerstone of a successful employee development program for supply chain organizations. Professionals that earn the CPIM designation gain the dynamic ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations.

APICS CPIM is the world’s most respected designation among supply chain organizations and professionals. Organizations and APICS affiliates value the program’s ability to effectively train a workforce in critical concepts and strategies, while maximizing ROI on systems and technologies within the company. Individuals value its ability to help advance their knowledge, proficiency and career.

CPIM training can be conducted on site and online for your supply chain group, department or cross-functional project team. You set the date, location and venue. APICS manages registration, training materials and the instructor. Self-study programs are also available.


Benefits of group training

Speed – Group training allows an organization to train teams quickly, during the hours of the day and time of year that works best.

Flexibility – On site, online and self-study course delivery enables organizations to select the best program design for employee success.

Customization – In-house training helps attendees understand production and inventory strategies within the unique context of your business.

Group competency and relationship building – Taking your team through training together drives consistent learning, cross–functional thinking and collaboration.

Cost – Group training can dramatically reduce travel costs, lost work time, and training cost per employee. Typically group training is 30% to 50% less than sending employees to public training.


CPIM strengthens businesses

  • It establishes common terminology, processes and frameworks across the organization.
  • It provides your team with the knowledge and organizational skills to strategically streamline operations.
  • It promotes interaction with existing resources and ERP software to increase efficiencies.
  • It improves workforce productivity, collaboration and innovation.
  • It establishes consistency through best practices and organization-wide communication.


CPIM education areas of emphasis

  • Demand management
  • Procurement management
  • Supplier planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Performance measurement
  • Supplier relationships
  • Quality control
  • Continuous improvement


The course

To earn APICS CPIM designation, employees must successfully complete two process-oriented courses and two exams.

CPIM Part 1
Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

CPIM Part 2
Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources
Module 2: Master Planning of Resources
Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations


Get started today

To request a meeting to review the in-house training process, outline customization options, and discuss scheduling and pricing, contact Contact APICS Corporate Development.