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APICS CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management

The APICS CPIM program has been organized into five modules, each focusing on key areas of study that are integral to an understanding and mastery of production and inventory management principles.  Candidates must pass an exam for each of the modules to successfully complete the APICS CPIM program.  The APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management module has been updated to keep pace with the rapid changes in the marketplace and to better align with the APICS CPIM exams.

Introduction to Materials Management (optional)

This is an introductory class highly recommended for anyone considering CPIM certification but it is not a required course in the program.  It is based upon the Tony Arnold text and describes the basics of supply chain management, manufacturing planning and control systems, purchasing, and physical distribution. 

Basics of Supply Chain Management (Entry Mode)

The basic concepts in 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.

Master Planning of Resources (Core Competency Module)

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.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (Core Competency Module)

The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Execution/Control of Operations (Core Competency Module)

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.

Strategic Management of Resources (Capstone Module)

Move your learning to the next level through the SMR module that includes higher-level thinking or strategic planning and implementation of operations. This includes an understanding of how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization.

All CPIM classes will be held at:

Butler of McConnell Service Center
2626 S. Rock Rd., Suite 116
Wichita, KS 67210

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