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APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) - Part 1

Course overview:  

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, a critical function within an organization 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.

The CPIM Programme is split into two parts. CPIM Part 1 is a 4-day programme and covers the first module: Basics of Supply Chain Management. CPIM Part 2 is an 8-day programme and covers the next 4 modules which are: Strategic Management of Resources (SMR); Master Planning of Resources (MPR); Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP); and Execution and Control of Operations (ECO).

Who should attend: 

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management Part 1 (Basics of Supply Chain Management) is suitable to those who work in a supply chain planning environment or require a fuller understanding of management and planning regarding demand, procurement, supplier and materials requirement.
A recognised subject within its own right, this course is also one of the core modules in the APICS CPIM programme and is ideal for those who wish to gain CPIM in bite-sized pieces.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

  • Improved understanding of your organisation’s supply chain
  • Ability to streamline operations through accurate forecasting
  • Improved knowledge and organisational skills to strategically streamline operations
  • Knowledge of the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities where suppliers, plants, distributors and customers are located around the world
  • An understanding of how to interact with existing resources and your ERP system to increase the efficiency of the workplace
  • The skills to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology and corporate-wide communication

Topics covered:   

The APICS CPIM Part 1 contains 13 sections, covering a variety of topics. Designed to enhance your skills and knowledge relating to production and inventory management, CPIM covers all the necessary topic areas.

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

  • Section A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Section B: Manufacturing Design, Planning and Control
  • Section C: Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Section D: Lean 
  • Section E: Demand Management 
  • Section F: Master Planning 
  • Section G: Material Requirements Planning 
  • Section H: Capacity Management 
  • Section I: Purchasing 
  • Section J: Aggregate Inventory Management 
  • Section K: Item Inventory Management 
  • Section L: Execution and Control 
  • Section M: Physical Distribution 


The APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) programme focusses on an organisation’s internal operations taking an in-depth look at the production and inventory activities within the internal operations of a company providing a comprehensive view of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and much more. To date, over 100,000+ professionals are CPIM certified.

To earn the APICS CPIM designation, operations management professionals 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.

APICS examination fees

Please note that the cost of the APICS examination is not included in the  course price. This can be purchased with your courses, or at a later date, by clicking here

Why choose Industry Forum:   

As an approved APICS Channel Partner, Industry Forum offers a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training and consultancy services.

Industry Forum works with global manufacturers, helping them to improve business performance and manufacturing.

Our integrated teams help develop understanding and optimise manufacturing capabilities and overall performance. These expert teams consist of skilled engineers who can leverage their manufacturing experience from across multiple sectors to bring you world-class insights.

For over 20 years, Industry Forum has delivered highly successful transformations for business manufacturing operations. Our 20-year proven record of successful manufacturing transformations has spanned a vast range of industries from consumer appliances, electronics and food to automotive, construction and aerospace.

With hands-on experience, our trainers are expert practitioners in supply chain management. They share their technical expertise with a well-developed communications style that enables optimal benefit from our training courses. We prioritise sustainable improvements and building context around learning in order for new skills to be successfully implemented. 

Course booking details:  

Please note: all sessions are mandatory. 

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