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APICS CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Supplier: apicsAU

An international industry certificate for supply chain practitioners teaching students critical skills in design, operation and control systems for the manufacture and distribution of products and services.


A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organisation’s supply chain
  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting
  • Maximise customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time
  • Increase profitability by optimising your organisation’s inventory investment
  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers

A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

Course Content and Format

The CPIM is comprised of five modules. Candidates must successfully complete an exam for each module of the program in order to gain the CPIM certification.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Master the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasised, as are relationships between activities in the supply chain.

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Management and Forecasting Techniques
  • Priority and capacity planning at the Master Planning, MRP and PAC levels
  • Aggregate and Item Inventory Management
  • Purchasing and Physical Distribution
  • Lean/JIT, Quality Systems and Theory of Constraints

Master Planning of Resources

Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. This module focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraintsf.

  • Demand Forecasting and Management
  • Customer Service
  • Distribution Planning
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.

  • Planning the Management of Inventory
  • Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
  • Detailed Capacity Planning & Management
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Execution and Control of Operations

Focus on the areas of prioritising and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. This module explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories.

  • Execution of Operations, Execution and Control Systems
  • Scheduling
  • Control of Production
  • Cost and Quality Control
  • Management and Communication
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Designing Tradeoffs

Strategic Management of Resources

Explore the relationship between strategic planning and the management and execution of operations. This module fosters higher-level thinking about how market requirements and social and economic sustainability drive the operations, processes and resource requirements of the firm.

  • Developing the Business Strategy
  • Global Environment and Sustainability
  • Operations Strategy, Choices and Financial Management
  • Aligning Operations with Supply Chain Partners
  • Infrastructure Systems
  • Change Management

Course Delivery

The program is delivered through instructor-led sessions which are facilitated in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.