What is CPIM?

CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)
 
A higher level of performance
Employers prefer it. Professionals who earn it perform at a higher level. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation empowers professionals with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. For decades, the CPIM program has delivered value in the careers of those who’ve earned it, and higher performance in companies that employ designees. In fact, more than 112,000 professionals have earned the CPIM designation since 1973.
 
 
Why you need to earn the APICS CPIM designation. APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts and strategies related to:
   
  • Demand management
  • Procurement management
  • Supplier planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Performance measurements
  • Supplier relationships
  • Quality control
  • Continuous improvement

 

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

 

An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • Master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities
  • Gain knowledge to apply principles of enterprise resources planning (ERP) software to cover various critical functions within your organization
  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • Enhance your credibility within your organization
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology and corporate-wide communication

 

How to get there
The APICS CPIM program consists of five modules with two exams, one for Part 1 and one for Part 2. Each module reflects critical areas in production and inventory management.

Part 1:
Module 1 - Basics of Supply Chain Management

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

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