Certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM]
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM] is a professional certification, provided by APICS since 1973, recognized globally as a standard in production and inventory management. So far there are more than 1,00,000 professionals who have achieved this designation to showcase their commitment to the profession. This certification enhances the professional value of the individual, increases the earning potential and provides a career advantage over peers. One can learn necessary terminologies, concepts and strategies related to various knowledge areas like procurement and supplier planning, demand management, MRP, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations plannig, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, etc.Fhyzics, an International Channel Partner (ICP) of APICS, USA offers end-to-end support which includes membership, training, learning materials, weekly review sessions, application support, pre-examination review and examination credit.
Knowledge - Possession of the CPIM designation endorses your technical and functional knowledge in Inventory and Production Management.
Visibility - Your commitment to the profession is recognised and visible across the supply chain community.
Career Growth - Increases your professional value, hiring potential and credibility thereby ensuring a successful career in the field of production and inventory.
Improved Performance - The knowledge and skills acquired helps you to improve the job performance.
As a CPIM Professional - You will know how to optimise
inventory, increase productivity, systemize operations, improvise customer satisfaction, and increase profitability of the organization.
1. Check your eligibility with us2. Discuss with the CPIM faculty to understand how to prepare and how it will be helpful in your career path3. Enrol for the program4. Receive Preparation Material5. Attend the classroom training6. Participate in the review sessions 7. Attend the one-to-one pre-exam review assessment8. Prepare for the examination9. Appear in the examination10. Get CPIM certified
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers arecovered in the Basics module. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. Thisincludes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which coversimilar topics in much greater depth. Topics include:1. Understanding basic business wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments2. Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations3. Designing products, processes, and information systems4. Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics
Explore and be able to apply the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, masterscheduling, and distribution planning, and to identify conditions that require action. This module evaluates knowledgeof both supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand. Topics include:1. Recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace2. Bringing together all the plans for the business3. Disaggregating the production plan into an executable schedule4. Planning the distribution network and replenishment
Acquire a working knowledge of the tools and techniques for planning of inventory, including planning techniques
such as MRP, CRP, lean, TOC, and projects. Understand the effect of using each technique; know standard
measurements for inventory, materials, capacity and supplier performance; and recognize when to escalate issues.
Topics include:1. Managing inventory, planning material requirements, planning capacity requirements, and procurement and supplier planning2. Recognizing the importance of supply chain management and deploying supply chain strategies related to scheduling, planning, and sourcing
3. Translating product-level plans and schedules generated at the master planning level into requirements that
can be procured or produced
4. Bridging the master planning area with the execution and control function
5. Planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and implementing projects that are used to manage the supply of
products and services
Learn to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field. Topics include: 1. Comparing actual output to plans and taking appropriate corrective actions2. Communicating ideas in a group setting and instructing others in tasks3. Creating operational solutions in the face of competing resources4. Explaining the release of work and reporting performance through data collection5. Understanding the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans6. Evaluating trade-offs and participating in design decisions
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. Topics include:1. Understanding concepts that require a combination of elements and higher thinking within the entire CPIM body of knowledge2. Knowing the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to operations and supply chain functions3. Understanding various business environments4. Knowing how business strategies are developed and how operation strategies are implemented