CPIM Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes 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 cover similar topics in much greater depth. Topics include:

  • Understanding basic businesswide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments
  • Managing demand, including markets and customer expectations
  • Designing products, processes, and information systems
  • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics

Class Date: 23-24, 30 June 1, 7 July  2018



The APICS CPIM Part 2 provides individuals with the understanding to plan, execute, monitor, evaluate and improve production and inventory activities within an organization’s operations by improving efficiency, maximizing technology Return on Investment and streamlining operations to address internal and external challenges and opportunities.

The 4 main topics and subtopics are as follows:

Master Planning of Resources

  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

  • Inventory Management
  • Planning Material Requirements to Support Master Schedule
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

Execution and Control of Operations

  • Execution of Operations
  • Control of Operations
  • Quality, Communication, and Continuous Improvement

Strategic Management of Resources

  • Understanding the Business Environment and Developing Corporate Strategy
  • Developing the Operations Strategy
  • Implementing the Operations Strategy

Class Date: 28-29 April, 5-6, 12-13, 20 May 2018

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"CPIM is the best functional certification course for supply chain-related jobs."

-APICS CPIM designee