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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: 

CPIM 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 in regard to 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:   

    CPIM Part 1

    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.

    Why choose Industry Forum:   

    Industry Forum is an approved APICS Channel Partner offering a comprehensive range of Supply Chain training and consultancy services.

    Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

    An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.

    Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

    Our trainers are expert practitioners in Supply Chain Management with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills. They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.

    Course booking details:  

    Date & Time Company Venue Cost Availability Take Action
    14/09/2020 - 17/09/2020
    09:00 - 17:00
    SMMT Industry Forum Birmingham, United Kingdom £1,099 Spaces Available Book

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