The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Credential provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. The CPIM program consists of 5 modules providing you with a solid, professional-level understanding of the entire manufacturing field.
The courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge and skills in the essential areas of materials management. Completion of each course requires approximately 25 to 30 hours of online study for a total of 100-150 hours. Once you are CPIM Credentialed, you are required to recertify every five years.
This requires a total of 75 points (hours) over the five year period. Note: The great feature of our online offerings is that you can utilize the SCE Virtual Classroom Experience for your 75 points. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Modules of CPIM:
BSCM: Basics of Supply Chain Management
As part of the five-exam CPIM credential, Module One will explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization based on six subject areas: Elements of the Supply Chain, JIT/LEAN, Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II), Demand Planning and Capacity Management.
MPR: Master Planning of Resources
As part of the five-exam CPIM credential, Module Two will explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans and learn to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.based on four subject areas: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Scheduling and Measuring the Business Plan.
DSP: Detailed Scheduling and Planning – Approx. 30 Hours
As part of the five-exam CPIM credential, Module Three will focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning based on the four subject areas: Recognizing Techniques and Tactics of Inventory Management, Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process, Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan and Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply.
ECO: Execution and Control of Operations
As part of the five-exam CPIM credential, Module Four will focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories based on four subject areas: Prioritizing and Sequencing Work, Executing Plans and Implementing Controls, Authoring and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems and Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback.
SMR: Strategic Management of Resources
As part of the five-exam CPIM credential, Module Five will explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change and is based on four subject areas: Competitive Market Issues, Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Organizational Design, Configuring and Integrating Internal Processes and Evaluating and Managing Projects.
All worldwide exams are administered through APICS’ authorized testing partner – Pearson Vue, more info, visit: http://www.pearsonvue.com/apics/
Exam availability in the USA:
Exams are available throughout the year (depending on the availability or your requested testing location). To schedule exams, contact APICS at: 800-888-APIC and ask for “Customer Service.”
Exam availability outside of the USA:
Exams will be delivered in four windows per year outside of North America. A window is the period of time during which the exams will be available through Pearson VUE. For current window schedules, please go to: http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cpim/testing/outside-north-america
To schedule exams, contact APICS at: +1-773-867-1777 and ask for “Customer Service.”
The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) is recognized globally as a standard of excellence for professionals in procurement, supply management and supply chain management. The CPSM program consists of 3 modules that reflects the expanded knowledge, skills and abilities required to be a successful professional. Current evolution of the profession dictates that a strategic level certification is needed for professionals to effectively implement innovative supply chain strategies throughout their entire organization.
Timeframes vary based upon candidates’ study program. For those who are self-paced learners, the average is approximately 6 – 12 months to completion, depending on experience and time available to study. Once you are CPSM Credentialled, you are required to recertify every three years.
This requires a total of 60 points (hours) over the three year period. Note: The great feature of our online offerings is that you can utilize the SCE Virtual Classroom Experience for your 60 points. For more information, contact email@example.com
Modules of CPSM:
CPSM Module One Review: Foundation of Supply Management
As part of the three-exam CPSM credential, Module One will focus on six subject areas: contracting and negotiations, cost and finance, international sourcing, social responsibility, sourcing, and supplier relationship management.
CPSM Module Two Review: Effective Supply Management Performance
As part of the three-exam CPSM credential, Module Two will focus on eight subject areas: forecasting, logistics, materials and inventory management, organizational/departmental assessment, planning, product/service development, project management and supplier quality.
CPSM Module Three Review: Leadership in Supply Management
As part of the three-exam CPSM credential, Module Three will focus on three subject areas: leadership, risk & compliance and strategic sourcing.
All worldwide exams are administered through ISM’s authorized testing partner – Pearson Vue, more info, visit: http://www.pearsonvue.com/ism/
Exam availability in the USA:
Exams are available throughout the year (depending on the availability or your requested testing location). To schedule exams, contact ISM at: 800-888-NAPM and ask for “Customer Service.”
Exam availability outside of the USA:
Exams are available throughout the year (depending on the availability or your requested testing location). To schedule exams, contact APICS at: +1-480-752-6276 and ask for “Customer Service.”
ISM has a unique offering in that if there are five or more applicants taking the same CPSM at the same time, then this can be done at your facility on the convenience of a laptop or desktop computer. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org