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APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification Review Course

The APICS CPIM Certification Review Course prepares individuals for the CPIM Certification and provides them with a broad and strategic outlook on supply chain management. Participants will gain strategies and skills to effectively manage external operations and the extended supply chain. 

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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supply chain profession who plan and manage production and output. Individuals who have the following job titles are a great fit for the course:
• Demand planners • Production managers
• Inventory specialist • Operations and warehouse managers
• Purchasers and buyers • Supplier relationship manager

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What You Will Learn

  • Management and leadership techniques to ensure an efficient and accurate production process
  • Demand planning strategies to achieve best-in-class results
  • Network and infrastructure designs that improve delivery KPIs

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How You Will Benefit

  • Learn essential knowledge needed to accurately plan and manage your production cycle.
  • Develop concepts that can be applied in your organization to improve KPIs.
  • Improve understanding of demand planning and production capacity.
  • Gain recognition as production planning expert.
  • Reduce costs and impact your organization’s bottom line
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate with others about your organization’s production planning process.


Course Outline

The CPIM Part 1 program is divided into one module.

  • Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management
    • Covers planning, continuous improvement, lean, demand management, capacity management, purchasing, inventory management, control, and distribution.

The CPIM Part 2 program is divided into four modules.

  • Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources
    • Covers developing a business strategy, analyzing information, competition assessment, sustainability, costing, operations strategy, and infrastructure.
  • Module 2: Master Planning of Resources
    • Covers demand management, forecasting, customer interface, S&OP, scheduling principles, and distribution planning.
  • Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning
    • Covers inventory management (aggregate and item), material requirements planning, capacity planning, managing projects, procurement and sourcing.
  • Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations
    • Covers execution of operations, scheduling, capacity control, continuous improvement, and design concepts.


Exam Preparation, Details, and Qualifications

Your journey to becoming certified begins with the CPIM Learning System, included with your registration for the course. The CPIM Learning System builds on existing strengths and deepens your understanding of supply chain management principles.  The instructor-led class format helps you navigate concepts and enriches your learning.

There are two exams required for the CPIM. Each consists of 150 computer-based questions and take approximately 3.5 hours each.

There are no college degree or work experience requirements to sit for the certification exam.




Meet Your Instructors

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Chris Barnes, CPIM, CLTD, CSCP

Chris Barnes is a solutions consultant with HighJump and a board member of Lean Atlanta Consortium. He has over 20 years of experience developing and managing multiple clients, engineering consulting, strategic planning, and operational improvement projects in warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing environments. Barnes holds a B.S., in Industrial Engineering from Bradely University, and an MBA in Industrial Psychology from University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds the CPIM and CSCP designations.

Barnes has also served on the International Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is a Past President of APICS Atlanta and WERC Atlanta.

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Kevin Cooper, CPIM, CSCP

Kevin Cooper is a Solutions Consultant Team at the University of Tennessee’s Center for Industrial Services (CIS).  CIS is an agency of the Institute for Public Service, and the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partner Center serving the state of TN.  The CIS Solutions Consultant Team provides industrial extension services throughout the state of TN, working with manufacturers and industry partners, helping them improve performance and profitability, and grow.  Before joining CIS in 2016, Kevin gained 25 years supply chain leadership experience with manufacturing companies in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries.  Kevin holds an Operations Management degree from University of Tennessee.  He also maintains supply chain management related professional certifications; Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), both from APICS – The Association for Operations Management.

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