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What is Certified Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)® ?

CIPM® certified holders are able to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities of any organization. CIPM® credential holders possess the skills and knowledge of demand management, procurement management, supplier planning, materials requirement planning , capacity planning , sales and operations planning, master scheduling , performance measurements and supplier relationships.

About the certification body:

The association for operations management (APICS®)is the leader in supply chain education and certification programs. We literally set the industry standard. For years, individuals and organizations have turned to APICS to build skills and advance supply chain performance. The APICS brand is globally recognized as the top provider of supply chain certification, endorsement, certificate and education programs.

Recognized as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, companies rely on Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designees to maximize ROI and increase customer satisfaction.


Bachelors Degree or Global

Course Contents:

• Understanding basic business wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments
• Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations
• Designing products, processes, and information systems
• Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics
  Master Planning of Resources (MPR)
• Recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace
• Bringing together all the plans for the business
• Disaggregating the production plan into an executable schedule
• Planning the distribution network and replenishment
  Detailed scheduling and planning (DSP)
• Managing inventory, planning material requirements, planning capacity requirements, and procurement and supplier planning
• Recognizing the importance of supply chain management and deploying supply chain strategies related to scheduling, planning, and sourcing
• Translating product-level plans and schedules generated at the
   Execution and Control of operations (ECO)
• Comparing actual output to plans and taking appropriate corrective actions
• Communicating ideas in a group setting and instructing others in tasks

• Creating operational solutions in the face of competing resources
• Explaining the release of work and reporting performance through data collection.
master planning level into requirements that can be procured or produced
• Bridging the master planning area with the execution and control function
• Planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and implementing projects that are used to manage the supply of products and services
• Understanding the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans
• Evaluating trade-offs and participating in design decisions
Strategic Management Resources (SMR)
• Understanding concepts that require a combination of elements and higher thinking within the entire CPIM body of knowledge
• Knowing the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to operations and supply chain functions
• Understanding various business environments
• Knowing how business strategies are developed and how operation strategies are implemented

Exam Pattern:

• Computer Based Test (CBT),3 Hrs,4 Exams
• BSCM : 105 Questions, MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR:75 Questions
• Pass Score is minimum 300 -330
• Exam Window : throughout the year

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