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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 value the program’s ability to effectively train a workforce in critical concepts and strategies to increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management, improve internal operations and increase customer satisfaction. 

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 Corporate Development.

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