APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) References

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APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM) 
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References by Module

  • Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

The basic concepts of managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

APICS Dictionary, 14th ed.  
APICS
2013; Stock #01102-2013 $30 APICS member / $50 nonmember
Purchase the printed dictionary or the e-download version. 
APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management Reprints 
APICS
108 pp. / 2009; Stock #05002 $35 APICS member / $35 nonmember
Introduction to Materials Management
(Seventh Edition)
J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM
525 pp. / 2011; Stock #03813-V7 $98 APICS member / $122 nonmember
Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System (Second Edition)
Pascal Dennis
192 pp. / 2007;
Stock #03990
$31 APICS member /
$34 nonmember
UN Global Compact Brochure
UN Global Compact Office
2014 Free download
UN Global Compact Management Model
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Welcome message by Georg Kell. Foreword by John Connolly
2010 Free download
APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management Series
Includes all of the BSCM primary references.
Stock #09601 $165 APICS member /
$197 nonmember
  • Module 2: Master Planning of Resources 

Completely updated. The topics of demand management, sales and operations planning, and master scheduling are examined in-depth in this module. Both supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand are discussed. Priority planning and capacity planning issues also are addressed.

APICS Dictionary, 14th ed.  
APICS
2013; Stock #01102-2013 $30 APICS member / $50 nonmember
Purchase the printed dictionary or the e-download version. 
Master Planning of Resources Reprints
APICS
149 pp. / 2010 / Stock #05001 $35 APICS member / $35 nonmember
Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management (Sixth Edition)
Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs
576 pp. / 2011;
Stock #03406-V6
$68 APICS member / $76 nonmember
APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources Series
Includes all of the MPR references.
Stock #09602-3 $110 APICS member / $125 nonmember
  • Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning

This course focuses on inventory management, material and capacity scheduling and planning, supplier relationships, and the influence of lean and Just-in-Time philosophies. The course explains capacity planning in detail, introduces other capacity planning techniques such as processor-dominated scheduling in continuous flow processes, and reviews project management essentials.

APICS Dictionary, 14th ed.  
APICS
2013; Stock #01102-2013 $30 APICS member / $50 nonmember
Purchase the printed dictionary or the e-download version. 
Detailed Scheduling and Planning Reprints
APICS
192 pp. / 2010; Stock #05003 $35 member / $35 nonmember
Introduction to Materials Management
(Seventh Edition)
J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM
525 pp. / 2011;
Stock #03813-V7
$98 APICS member / $122 nonmember
The Lean Toolbox (Fourth Edition)
John Bicheno, Matthias Holweg
308 pp. / 2008;
Stock #03002
$14 APICS member / $16 nonmember
Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts
Marc J Epstein
288 pp. / 2008;
Stock #03012
$32 APICS member / $35 nonmember
Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management (Sixth Edition)
Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs
576 pp. / 2011;
Stock #03406-V6
$68 APICS member / $76 nonmember
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning Scheduling and Controlling, (11th Edition)
Harold Kerzner
1296 pp. / 2013; Stock #03013-V11 $85 member / $94 nonmember
Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies
(Third Edition)
David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi
498 pp. / 2008; Stock #03819 $136 member / $143 nonmember
The G3.1 Guidelines 
Global Reporting
2011 Free download
GRI Sustainability Report Guidelines 
Reference sheet

Free download
APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning Series
Includes all of the DSP references.
Stock #09603 $438 member / $494 nonmember
  • Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations

Completely updated! The principles, approaches, and techniques needed to schedule, control, measure, and evaluate the effectiveness of production operations are covered in this module. A broad range of production operations are reviewed including project, batch, line, continuous, and remanufacturing environments.

APICS Dictionary, 14th ed.  
APICS
2013; Stock #01102-2013 $30 APICS member / $50 nonmember
Purchase the printed dictionary or the e-download version. 
Execution and Control of Operations Reprints
APICS
233 pp. / 2011; Stock #05009 $35 member /$35 nonmember
Introduction to Materials Management
(Seventh Edition)
J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM
525 pp. / 2011;
Stock #03813-V7
$98 APICS member / $122 nonmember
Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World's Most Powerful Production System (Second Edition)
Pascal Dennis
192 pp. / 2007; Stock #03990 $32 APICS member /$36 nonmember
Juran’s Quality Handbook (Sixth Edition)
Juran, Joseph M., J. A. DeFeo
2010; Stock #03642-V6 $135 member /$153 nonmember
Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management (Sixth Edition)
Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs
576 pp. / 2011;
Stock #03406-V6
$68 APICS member / $76 nonmember
APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Series
Includes all of the ECO references.
Stock #09604 $373 member / $429 nonmember
  • Module 5: Strategic Management of Resources Module

In this course, participants explore the relationship between strategic planning and the management and execution of operations. The course fosters higher-level thinking about how market requirements and social and economic sustainability concerns drive the operations, processes, and resource requirements of the firm.

APICS Dictionary, 14th ed.  
APICS
2013; Stock #01102-2013 $30 APICS member / $50 nonmember
Purchase the printed dictionary or the e-download version. 
SMR References Sourcebook
The sourcebook is a compilation of four major reference books for the Strategic Management of Resources (SMR) module plus all required technical papers in one complete text.
Save Nearly $300 on buying SMR individual references.
Stock #03989K $130 APICS member / $130 nonmember

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APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual
All candidates should review this manual. It provides an overview of the curriculum with test specifications, test-taking advice, key terminology, and Q&A. Purchase your APICS CPIM ECM at Shop APICS.

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  • APICS CPIM modules
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management 
  • Master Planning of Resources 
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations 
  • Strategic Management of Resources

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