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APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) - Online

Course Overview: 


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognised worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, a critical function within an organisation for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. The CPIM designation is earned by successfully completing two exams demonstrating competency in production and inventory management.

Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the four walls  of your company.

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management?
  • Maximise ROI on the systems and technologies within your organisation
  • Master the tools you need to effectively improve  internal operations?
  • Gain knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organisation?
  • Increase customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time product and services


This programme has the following advantages:


Simplified and Focused Preparation:

Specifically designed to condense the time it takes to prepare for the CPIM exam with CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions.

Practical and Efficient Training:

Start your studies today and build the knowledge and skills to enhance your work performance immediately, while minimising your time away from work, family and community.

New and Relevant Content:

Developed by APICS and a team of subject matter experts, this program reflects the CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exam structure and the current CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM).

Flexible Learning Options:

Choose a learning environment that best suits your schedule and learning style with individual self-study, instructor-led and corporate/group training options.  

Focused Studies:

Use the SmartStudy™ plan to customize your study schedule  and focus on the topics you need to master to complete  

the certification process. 

Ongoing Reference:

Use the APICS CPIM Learning System print materials as a valuable day-to-day reference that can provide answers to a wide range of supply chain and business challenges.


APICS CPIM eLearning

The APICS CPIM eLearning offers an all-in-one streamlined program designed to prepare you for the updated format of the CPIM certification exam. These online learning tools provide a personal path to success through interactive web-based study tools that test your understanding and retention of the topics learned in the reading materials. You have access to all the web-based study tools for one year.


The eLearning will guide you through the following steps:

Assess

  • Complete the Pre-test to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement
  • Create a SmartStudy plan using your Pre-test results to identify your most challenging topics and estimate study time.

Study

  • Access the online or offline electronic version of the reading materials to view content on the go
  • Take the Section Quizzes to test knowledge retention and receive immediate feedback
  • Interact with real-life scenarios in case studies designed to help reinforce key concepts?
  • Study Flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts, and definitions
  • Review Reports to track your results and progress.

Practice

  • Complete a Post test with content drawn from the APICS CPIM ECM?
  • Complete the Practice Exams that are weighted and timed to mirror the computer-based CPIM exams to gain experience and confidence
  • Access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips.

Certification: 

To earn the APICS CPIM designation, learners must successfully pass the CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams. However CPIM part 1 and part 2 can be taken in isolation if the full APICS CPIM designation is not required.


Course booking details: 

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IMPORTANT

Please note:

  • APICS CPIM Exam credits are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase (these will be added to your APICS account)
  • It is the delegate's responsibility to redeem the exam credits for their 'Authorisation to test' (ATT) and book their exams.
  • When redeeming their exam credit, delegates can book their exam up to 6 months in advance (giving you a maximum of 12 months from the date of purchase to the date of the exam)
  • When purchasing bundles (CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 together), your exam credits are dated from the date the bundle was purchased. Therefore delegates must complete Parts 1 and 2 within 12 months
  • To qualify for a 2nd Chance Exam credit, delegates must schedule (and fail) their first exam within 90 days of purchasing their ATT. The 2nd Chance Exam credit (if issued) will be valid for 6 months.


CPIM Part 1

Costs below includes costs for shipping to UK only. Please contact us for international shipping costs.


Online Self-study
Cost
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CPIM Part 1 eLearning
£410
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CPIM Part 1 Exam Credit*
£500
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CPIM Part 1 Bundle A (eLearning + Exam credit* + 2nd chance exam credit* + participant materials + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership + UK shipping)
£725
Book
*conditions apply please see notes above



Online learning with coaching support
Cost
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CPIM Part 1 eLearning + 3 x 1-hour personal coaching sessions
£770
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CPIM Part 1 Exam Credit*
£500
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CPIM Part 1 Bundle B
(eLearning + Exam credit* + 2nd chance exam credit* + participant materials + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership + 3 x 1-hour personal coaching sessions)
£1,085
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*conditions apply please see notes above



CPIM Part 2

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Online Self Study 
Cost
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CPIM Part 2 eLearning
£520
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CPIM Part 2 Exam Credit*
£500
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CPIM Part 2 Bundle A
(eLearning + Exam credit* + 2nd chance exam credit* + participant materials  + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership)
£800
Book
*conditions apply please see notes above



Online learning with coaching support
Cost
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CPIM Part 2 eLearning + 4 x 1-hour personal coaching sessions
£1,000
Book
CPIM Part 2 Exam Credit*
£500
Book
CPIM Part 2 Bundle B
(eLearning + Exam credit* + 2nd chance exam credit* + participant materials  + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership + 4 x 1-hour personal coaching sessions)
£1,280
Book
*conditions apply please see notes above


CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 Bundles

Costs below includes costs for shipping to UK only. Please contact us for international shipping costs.


Online Self study
Cost
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CPIM Parts 1 & 2 Bundle A
(eLearning + Exam credits* + 2nd chance exam credits* + participant materials + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership)
£1,385
Book
*conditions apply please see notes above



Online learning with coaching support
Cost
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CPIM Parts 1 & 2 Bundle B
(eLearning + Exam credits* + 2nd chance exam credits* + participant materials + 1 years ASCM PLUS membership + 7 x 1-hour personal coaching sessions)
£2,225
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*conditions apply please see notes above

Benefits: 

Earning the CPIM credential makes you a recognised expert in internal operations for your organisation. Your commitment and effort demonstrates your high level of knowledge and skills to your employer and colleagues. Certification makes you a more valuable asset to your organisation, boosting your career and keeping your organisation more competitive in today’s economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CPIM certification defines you as an internal operations expert and leader.

Earning the designation demonstrates a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge which covers five areas:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management of Resources
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning?
  • Execution and Control of Operations
More than 107,000 professionals in 107 countries have earned an APICS CPIM designation. The APICS CPIM Learning System provides comprehensive program that combines reading materials with online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure you’re prepared for the CPIM exams.


Topics covered: 

CPIM Part 1

Module 1:  Supply Chain Overview

  • Section A: Operational Objectives to Meet Competitive Priorities
  • Section B: Marketing Strategies
  • Section C: Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Planning
  • Section D: Manufacturing Strategies
  • Section E: KPIs and Metrics
  • Section F: Sustainable and Socially Responsible Supply Chains

Module 2:  Fundamentals of Demand Management

  • Section A: Creating a Product Road Map
  • Section B: Product Development
  • Section C: Characteristics of Demand
  • Section D: Forecasting

Module 3:  Plan Supply

  • Section A: Master Production Schedule
  • Section B: Material Requirements Planning
  • Section C: Capacity Requirements Planning
  • Section D: Final Assembly Scheduling
  • Section E: Closing the Loop

Module 4:  Executing the Supply Plan

  • Section A: Buy
  • Section B: Make
  • Module 5: Inventory Management
  • Section A: Inventory Investment and Days of Supply
  • Section B: Safety Stock
  • Section C: Item Segmentation

Module 5:  Inventory Management

  • Section A: Inventory Investment and Days of Supply
  • Section B: Safety Stock
  • Section C: Item Segmentation
  • Section D: Order Quantity and Item Replenishment
  • Section E: Tracking Inventory Through Supply Chain
  • Section F: Basics of Reverse Logistics
  • Section G: Inventory Accuracy Audits
  • Section H: Addressing Inventory Loss
  • Section I: Planning and Managing Distribution Inventory

Module 6: Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies

  • Section A: Continuous Improvement
  • Section B: Information, Process, and Emerging Technologies


CPIM Part 2

Module 1: Strategy

  • Section A: The Environment and Strategy
  • Section B: Strategic Scope
  • Section C: Strategic Objectives
  • Section D: Developing Organizational Strategy
  • Section E: Executing and Monitoring Strategy
  • Section F: Analysis for Functional and Operational Strategies
  • Section G: Functional and Operational Strategies
  • Section H: Processes and Layouts
  • Section I: Performance Monitoring and KPIs
  • Section J: Risk Management
  • Section K: Capital Equipment and Facilities
  • Section L: Sustainability Strategies

Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning

  • Section A: Purpose of S&OP
  • Section B: S&OP Roles and Process
  • Section C: Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
  • Section D: Reconciling S&OP Plans

Module 3: Demand

  • Section A: Demand Management
  • Section B: Customers
  • Section C: Marketing and Product Management
  • Section D: Sources of Demand
  • Section E: Forecasting
  • Section F: Forecast Performance

Module 4: Supply

  • Section A: Creating the Master Schedule
  • Section B: Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
  • Section C: Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
  • Section D: MRP Design
  • Section E: Using and Managing MRP
  • Section F: CRP and MRP-Based Scheduling
  • Section G: Final Assembly Schedule
  • Section H: Suppliers
  • Section I: Purchasing
  • Section J: Product Costing
  • Section K: Changes and Supply Disruptions
  • Section L: Product Life Cycle Management

Module 5: Inventory

  • Section A: Inventory Planning
  • Section B: Inventory Management
  • Section C: Inventory Costs, Value, and Metrics
  • Section D: Inventory Control
  • Section E: Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics

Module 6: Detailed Schedules

  • Section A: Planning Detailed Schedules
  • Section B: Scheduling and PAC Methods
  • Section C: Production Schedules
  • Section D: Using Detailed Schedules

Module 7: Distribution

  • Section A: Planning Distribution
  • Section B: Replenishment and Order Management
  • Section C: Reverse Logistics in Distribution Network

Module 8: Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology

  • Section A: Quality
  • Section B: Continuous Improvement
  • Section C: Technology

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