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APICS CPIM
Sessions22
Preparation7 hours per session
LevelPost- bachelor
Cost
self-study | classroom
€ 2.100,- | 3.850,- excl. VAT and exams
Average study time220 hour

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APICS CPIM 
APICS CPIM is a wide Operations Management course where attention is given to a lot of aspects of business administration. This course covers topics like supply chain management, planning, demand management, warehousing, quality control and strategy development.

The CPIM course consist of 2 parts, CPIM part 1 and CPIM Part 2.

The APICS CPIM education program enables you to:

Improve and update the knowledge of production and inventory management
Raise the efficiency of processes in your organization and distribution chain
Streamline corporate activities by an effective lay out of information streams
Make an accurate forecast
Optimize the return on investment for corporate systems and technologies
Higher profitability by optimizing inventory levels

CPIM PART 1:   

Basics of Supply Chain Management provides an overview of the value streams such as those from internal and external suppliers in the organization. Some of the topics covered in CPIM Part 1 are:
• Elements of the supply chain
• Inventory management
• Total Quality Management
• Manufacturing Resource Planning
• Demand Management
• Capacity Management
• Purchasing and physical distribution
• Lean
• Theory of constraints

CPIM PART 2:

Below you will find an overview of the topics covered in CPIM Part 2.

Master Planning of Resources is about a higher “planning level” to determine, what to produce and how to check the feasibility of the planning.
• Use of demand management and customer service
• Principles and management of master scheduling and capacity planning
• Sales and operations planning
• Organizational issues of master scheduling
• Measuring performance of the master planning processes
• Choice of Distribution planning systems and warehouse issues 5

Detailed Scheduling & Planning is about the detailed planning for material and capacity. These are tailored to the availability of inventories.
• Inventory classifications and inventory policies
• Impact of lean production concepts on inventory management
• Techniques used for Material Requirements Planning
• Capacity management in repetitive manufacturing, process industry and service industries • Developing a purchasing strategy using the Kraljic matrix
• Establishing and controlling supplier relationships
Execution and control of operations deals with prioritization and allocation of production orders, execution of planned activities, the use of status and control information about the production and schedule status.
• Techniques for scheduling production operations on execution level
• Sharing information with customers and suppliers and use of technology
• Identification and management of bottlenecks in available capacity
• Authorizing, execution and reporting in push and in pull systems
• Lean manufacturing related to creation of flow and waste reduction
• Design and management of quality improvement processes
• Statistical techniques for evaluating product and process quality

Strategic Management of Resources shows how a strategy is developed. In addition, the relationship with the production function within the company will be discussed.
• Developing the business strategy using analysis models for external and internal evaluation • Process layout choices and competitive strategy
• Supply chain networks and rivalry
• Managing the Bullwhip effect in supply chains
• Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
• Choice of Key Performance Indicators for evaluating strategic progress
• Implementing and managing organizational change

Contents & structure

The APICS CPIM modules cover 22 evening classes divided into 2 parts. There are also opportunities to follow this route as a daytime course. During the last course session a practice exam is discussed. Below is a brief description of the modules.

Part 1: Basics of supply chain management.

This module provides an overview of the value streams, for example for internal and external suppliers in the organization. Some of the topics covered in this module are:

  • Elements of the supply chain
  • Inventory management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning
  • Demand Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Purchasing and physical distribution
  • Lean
  • Theory of constraints

Part 2 consists of the following 4 modules:

Master planning of resources

The master planning of resources is about a higher "planning level" to determine, what to produce and how to check the feasibility of the planning. Some topics covered in this module are:

  • Use of demand management and customer service
  • Principles and management of master scheduling and capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Organizational issues of master scheduling
  • Measuring the performance of the master planning processes
  • Choice of distribution planning systems and warehouse issues

Detailed scheduling & planning

The detailed scheduling and planning is about the detailed planning for material and capacity. These are tailored to the availability of inventories. Some topics covered in this module are:

  • Inventory classifications and inventory policies
  • Impact of lean production concepts on inventory management
  • Techniques used for Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity management in repetitive manufacturing, process industry, and service industries
  • Developing a purchasing strategy using the Kraljic matrix
  • Establishing and controlling supplier relationships

Execution and control of operations

Execution and control of operations deals with prioritization and allocation of production orders, execution of planned activities, the use of status and control information about the production and schedule status. Some topics covered in this module are:

  • Techniques for scheduling production operations on executional level
  • Sharing information with customers and suppliers and use of technology
  • Identification and management of bottlenecks in available capacity
  • Authorizing, execution, and reporting in push and in pull systems
  • Lean manufacturing related to the creation of flow and waste reduction
  • Design and management of quality improvement processes
  • Statistical techniques for evaluating product and process quality

Strategic management of resources

The last module shows how a strategy is developed. In addition, the relationship with the production function within the company is discussed. The topics in this module are:

  • Developing the business strategy using analysis models for external and internal evaluation
  • Process layout choices and competitive strategy
  • Supply chain networks and rivalry
  • Managing the Bullwhip effect in supply chains
  • Sustainability and corporate social responsibility
  • Choice of Key Performance Indicators for evaluating strategic progress
  • Implementing and managing organizational change

Study options

Besides the classroom courses, it is also possible to follow the course as e-learning, self-study or in-company.

  • Class: APICS CPIM courses are given as day or evening courses. The course always takes place at the same location and day of the week. In the course, an APICS trained instructor teaches his knowledge using practical examples (from students and instructor). The instructor has followed a specific training that taught how they can transfer their knowledge in the best way. Because of the interactive approach with their fellow students and the by APICS recommended number of study hours Visie Partners ensures informative course evenings. The students also have access to the Visie Partners online learning system. All of this results in a high passing rate.
  • E-learning (blended learning): you can determine your own planning and the contact moments are personally guided with one of our experienced and recognized teachers. Contact can be established using e-mail, web conference-software or a phone. You can start and finish your course at your preferred time.
  • ​​​​​​Self-study: with self-study, you study the available learning materials and you have access to the online learning environment. There's no contact with the teacher. You can start at any time.
  • In company: When a company has a sufficient number of participants, it is also possible to take this course as an in-company training. This saves time and travel costs and we can also offer an in company course at a reduced price per participant. Special emphasis can be placed on elements of the training that are important to the company. You can contact us for a tailor-made offer.

Course approach

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. As a result, problems they may encounter can be discussed. 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.

Course material

During the course the official and most recent English course material is used:

  • APICS CPIM learning system
  • APICS CPIM student slides

APICS online learning system:

  • Online exam questions and module specific tests
  • Online glossary
  • Concept tests (e-flashcards)
  • Online study guide
  • APICS CPIM practice exams and reports to be able to analyze the results
  • Download course books for e-reader or tablet
  • Study planning tool based on a knowledge test
  • App: online dictionary

Online learning environment Visie Partners. Visie Partners has developed its own online learning environment. With this unique learning environment, Visie Partners offers online study opportunities with background information and practice questions. These extra exercises provide insight to the participant and teacher into the study progress. This online learning environment is available for both the e-learning participants and for participants who attend course sessions.

Planning

Visie Partners offers the possibility to attend the APICS CPIM courses at various locations in the Netherlands. The training course consists of 22 evening classes of 3 hours or 11 day courses of approximately 6 hours. The evening classes, with exception of school holidays, take place every other week, and day courses once every four weeks.

On request, there's a possibility to offer the course as in company. For more information about in company possibilities, please get in touch.

Course schedules and locations

Below you can find an overview of our courses. Click on a course location to see all the course dates. If you wish to start with CPIM Part 2, please get in touch to discuss the best and soonest opportunity for you.

Zwolle CPIM evening course PART 1

Thursday 19 September 2019
from 18:45 - 21:45
Full course schedule


Breda CPIM evening course PART 1

Thursday 26 September 2019
from 18:45 - 21:45
Full course schedule


Eindhoven CPIM morning course PART 1

Saturday 28 September 2019
from 9:00 - 12:00
Full course schedule


Eindhoven CPIM daytime course PART 1

Wednesday 23 October 2019
from 9:30 - 16:45
Full course schedule


Amsterdam CPIM evening course PART 1

Monday 28 October 2019
from 18:45 - 21:45
Full course schedule


Utrecht CPIM evening course PART 1

Tuesday 29 October 2019
from 18.45 - 21.45
Full course schedule


Rotterdam CPIM evening course PART 1

Tuesday 5 November 2019
from 18:45 - 21:45
Full course schedule


Amsterdam CPIM evening course PART 1

Monday 6 January 2020
from 18:45 - 21:45
Full course schedule


Alkmaar CPIM evening course part 1

Wednesday 12 February 2020
from 18.45 - 21.45
Full course schedule


Utrecht CPIM daytime course PART 1

Wednesday 18 March 2020
from 9.30 - 16.45
Full course schedule


Time investment

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:

  • Day course (+/- 6.5 hours) or evening course (3 hours).
  • Preparation course meeting (+/- 5 hours)
  • Exam preparation

Financial investment

The expenses for the CPIM course are mentioned below and include course materials, online learning environments, an exam training and coffee/tea. A lunch is included when we offer a day-time course.

Please find below an overview of the various study options for CPIM Part 1 (BSCM) and the whole CPIM course, CPIM Part 1+2.

CPIM Part 1 (BSCM)         
classroom

€ 1.475,-      

7 evening sessions or 4 day sessions

CPIM Part 1 (BSCM)
e-learning

€ 1.175,-

3 contact moments and e-mail contact

CPIM Part 1 (BSCM)
self-study

€ 1.075,-

The availability of the online learning environment and study books

CPIM Part 1+2
classroom

€ 3.850,-

22 evening sessions or 12 day sessions

CPIM Part 1+2
e-Learning

€ 2.750,-

10 contact moments and e-mail contact

CPIM Part 1+2
self-study

€ 1.295,-

Access to the online learning environment and study books

Exam: € 685,- per exam, APICS members pay: € 475,-.  APICS membership costs € 185,-.

The CPIM course consists of 2 exams, CPIM Part 1 + CPIM Part 2.
We offer great flexibility, allowing you to plan an exam whenever preferred.

The APICS membership has a validity of 1 year and is requested immediately prior to the 1st exam. This allows you to benefit from the exam discount for a year and gains access to other member benefits. The membership is not automatically renewed.

In certain circumstances, both the costs of the course and the exam fees are tax-deductible for the employer or the student. Please contact your tax consultant for more information about this.

We reserve the right to adjust exam and course prices as long as no agreement has been reached. The prices mentioned are excluding VAT.

Exam and maintenance

After passing the APICS CPIM exam, you receive the official certificate and are officially certified for 5 years. You then have the right to use the name of the course as a title behind your name. 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.

Participants who have actively participated in the course but do not take an exam can be given a certificate of participation on request. An administration fee will be charged.

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