The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is a comprehensive course for operations managers to develop their professional skills in the following subjects:
This course helps prepare for the APICS certification exams to become CPIM certified.
Students to pursue their APICS CPIM designation join a group of highly sought-after Supply chain professionals within the field of production and inventory management. If you follow this course, you become a leader in supply chain management and know-how to collaborate with companies around the world through the supply chain.
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An APICS certification is the standard for training in operations management & production logistics. All over the world, APICS is regarded as the go-to training for Supply chain professionals working in operations and supply chain management. Association for Supply Chain Management is the full name of ASCM and aims to help supply chain managers by enabling them with information and courses. Members of the association for supply chain management receive special benefits, such as discounts on APICS exams and access to additional information. ASCM connects the world through supply chain management education.
Visie Partners collaborates with ASCM as a Premier Training Partner and authorized ASCM consulting partner. We work together with companies around the world towards supply chain excellence. We do this by using supply chain organizational transformation and innovation.
APICS CPIM brings many benefits to the Operations professional and the employer.
Benefits Operations professional:
The APICS CPIM course is for professionals wanting to develop their knowledge about production management and inventory management. Most industry experts have their APICS certification.
The course is of great value for:
To follow the APICS CPIM course, we advise students to have sufficient skills in reading English. This level is needed to understand the classes and course materials and the exam, which are all in English. We also advise students to have one of the following to make sure they have the required level.
vocational education with several years of experience in operations management
The main focus of the course is production and inventory management, When you have the apics certification exams compared, you'll see that CPIM has an internal focus. The focus is mainly on manufacturing and planning. on our APICS page, you can find a comparison between the different fields in which each course specializes.
The APICS CPIM course consists of 16 sessions or 8 full days. There are also opportunities to follow this route as a daytime course. There is a practice exam during the last session or the last half of a full-day course. Below is a brief description of the eight modules covered with APICS CPIM.
The strategy module covers the inputs, processes, and outputs of organizational strategy development and the alignment with operations strategy. Some of the topics in this module are:
Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is about tactical planning to determine what to produce and check the feasibility of the demand and the production plan. Some of the topics covered in this module are:
Demand is about influencing and managing demand using customer relations management (CRM) tools. The module covers the processes to fulfill demand, configure and produce products, and measure customer-focused performance. Some of the topics covered are:
Supply is about creating and maintaining a valid plan for producing products and components using master scheduling. Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) is the process of planning and maintaining the flow of materials from the production and external suppliers. This module will pay attention to product life cycle management and supply disruption. Some of the topics covered are:
Detailed schedules is about planning the flow of goods using MRP, Lean, and TOC-based scheduling focused on managing lead times and work in process. Detailed schedules use defined capacity to make optimal use of resources while achieving targeted customer service levels. The master production schedule is the basis for the detailed schedule Some of the topics in this module are:
Inventory is about classification as well as functions and cost of inventory. These are dependent methods of ordering and storing inventory. The module covers auditing inventory management accuracy and reverse logistics. Some of the topics covered are:
Distribution is about managing the flow of goods toward the customer by using different distribution channels and storage locations connected by modes of transportation. Distribution requirements planning is used for inventory management levels. Some of the topics covered in this module are:
This module covers different ways to look at quality from the perspective of goals, capability, tools, required information, and performance management systems, like LEAN and Six Sigma. Some of the topics covered are:
Besides the classroom courses, it is also possible to follow the course as e-learning, self-study or in-company.
The participant studies the subject prior to the session and can make questions in the online learning environment. Through the learning environment, the teacher can monitor the progress of the participants. Insights from practice are used in the preparation of the course, in addition to the course material. There is plenty of room for personal input and discussion. The course is given in English and ends with an exam training.
Students that take their course through Visie Partners, can call us as the first point of contact. We contact ascm customer relations on your behalf when you have any problems or questions. We offer additional instructor support to make sure that the course is delivered to you at a high level of service.
During the course, we use the most recent version of the official APICS learning system and APICS CPIM student slides. The materials are all in English
APICS online learning system:
Online learning environment Visie Partners. Visie Partners has developed its own online learning environment. This unique learning environment offers Visie Partners online study opportunities with background information and practice questions. These extra exercises provide the participant and teacher insight into the study progress. This online learning environment is available for e-learning participants and participants who attend course sessions.
Visie Partners offers the possibility to attend the APICS CPIM courses at various locations or online. The training course consists of 15 classes of 3 hours or seven full-day courses of approximately 6 hours. The classes take place every other week, and day courses once every four weeks. We try not to plan lessons in the national or regional school holidays.
On request, there's a possibility to offer the course as in company. For more information about in-company options, please get in touch.
Below, you can find an overview of our courses. Click on a course location to see all the course dates.
The study time of APICS CPIM will be between 200 and 240 hours. The study time varies on the experience and training of each candidate. The study effort will consist of the following:
The expenses for the CPIM course are mentioned below and include are; course materials, online learning environments, exam training, and coffee/tea. When you attend a daytime course, we provide lunch.
Below is an overview of the various study options for CPIM course. For the pricing for the legacy CPIM part 2, you can contact us
APICS CPIM learning system
CPIM: 16 online sessions
APICS CPIM learning system
Lots of examples
CPIM: 16 sessions or 8 days
APICS CPIM learning system
APICS CPIM learning system
6 coaching sessions
5 coaching sessions
Upgrade possible to online or traditional classes
It is possible to book an Individual online exam training of approximately 3 hours for € 250 excl. VAT
To purchase an exam, you can go to our exam portal apics-exam.eu. On this page, you can also see the current exam pricing. When the exam request form has been filled, it is possible to plan your exam from your ascm account after three working days. An additional week is added when you want to order an ASCM membership. ASCM Members receive a discount on the exam and recieve additional benefits.
An ASCM membership is valid for 1 year and is requested immediately before the exam. This allows you to benefit from the exam discount for a year and access other member benefits. The membership ends automatically.
We reserve the right to adjust exam and course prices as long as no agreement has been reached. The prices mentioned excluding VAT.
After passing the APICS CPIM exam, you receive the official certificate and are officially certified for 5 years. After completion, you can use the course name as a title. The certificate can be extended by 5 years if the student maintains the acquired knowledge. Examples to do this are organizing or attending supply chain related activities or participating in courses.
We offer certified professionals that have obtained their certificate via Visie Partners the opportunity to earn maintenance points for maintaining their title. Customers of Visie Partners have the opportunity to take part in company visits and network meetings related to operations- or supply chain management. No membership is required for this.
Participants can register for the exam via www.apics-exam.eu. On this website, all exam prices and information about the exam registration procedure can be found.
After you've finished the course and choose not to take the exam, we can hand out a participation certificate.