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Certified in Planning And Inventory Management (CPIM)

Why do you need to earn the APICS CPIM Designation?

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 27% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization’s costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

The APICS CPIM Program/Designation?

Candidates must pass two exams within 3 years to earn the CPIM certification, and are required to maintain the CPIM designation every five years.  We offer a variety of ways to prepare for your exam depending on your preferred method of learning.

  • Self-Study with the CPIM Learning System
  • Instructor-led classroom courses offered by APICS-recognized instructors worldwide

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CPIM Education is Essential for?

Recognized as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, companies rely on Certified in Planning And Inventory Management (CPIM) designees to maximize ROI and increase customer satisfaction. 

To learn more about this program, download the CPIM Brochure and CPIM Sell Sheet  and get started today

Start DateEnd DateOnline Training Title
13-Nov-2106-Feb-22APICS CPIM Part 2 Online Training

“In uncertain times, optimized Supply Chain has emerged as a true strategic differentiator for most forward looking organizations worldwide. CPIM is a fantastic learning platform that is helping me seek avenues, evangelise and execute radical improvement in my organization’s Supply Chain.” Piyush Padliya, CPIM, CSCP   (Mr. PiyushPadlia is a B.E. from M. S. Ramaiah Institute, Bengaluru. With more than 23 years of experience, he is Senior Manager – Operations at Secure Meters Ltd., Udaipur.)

“CPIM gives you a professional edge as it equips you with sound fundamentals. The certification indeed has a strong credibility in the supply chain and operations community worldwide.” Mohit Bhargava, CPIM (Mr. Mohit Bhargava has a master’s degree in business management. Currently, he is a Senior Manager – Asia Pacific Supply Planning, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Singapore.)

“The CPIM certification combines solid, credible, Supply Chain theory with best practices designed for the future. The strong emphasis on basic SCM training helped me gain an in-depth understanding of core SCM principles. This has indeed enabled me to create innovative Supply Chain solutions to suit today’s dynamic economic scenario.” AbhilashHaridas, CPIM (Mr. AbhilashHaridas has 11+ years of experience spanning various segments of the Supply Chain. He is employed with Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. as a Supply Chain domain expert.)

“APICS has played a crucial role in increasing my knowledge and understanding of supply chain fundamentals. It not only provided me an opportunity to have professional edge at the beginning of my career but also has helped me in looking at every business problem holistically.” Vinit H Pujara, CPIM  (Mr. VinitPujara has done his MBA from Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune. Currently, he is Procurement Manager at GSSD, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., Mumbai)

“APICS CPIM certification has helped me to demonstrate my commitment towards the profession and enabled me to communicate in a business language as understood by the customer.” HimanshuSewalkar, CPIM (Mr. HimanshuSewalkar is a B.E. from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. Currently, he is a Principal Consultant – Custom Development, SAP Labs India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru.)

“I would say after earning CPIM certification I have really added a new dimension to my professional carrier. It has really enriched my domain knowledge in the field of supply chain and operations management. Now I feel more confident while solving real business problems.” Rajdeep Mittal, CPIM (Mr. Rajdeep Mittal is a P.G.D.I.E. (MBA) from NITIE, Mumbai. He pursued CPIM as a student in NITIE. Currently, he is Senior Manager – SCM, Tata Cummins Ltd., Jamshedpur.)

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management,

  • Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources (SMR);
  • Module 2: Master Planning of Resources (MPR);
  • Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP);
  • Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations (ECO). Based on APICS body of knowledge, CPIM course systematically integrates Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) & Supply Chain Management (SCM). It deeply goes though over all related theories and practices on current supply chain management.
    • Section A: Developing a Business Strategy
    • Section B: Gathering and Analyzing Internal/External Information
    • Section C: Where Will We Compete?
    • Section D: How Will We Compete?
    • Section E: Sustainability and Strategy
    • Section F: Business Planning
    • Section G: Aligning the Operations Strategy
    • Section H: Infrastructure
  • Section A: Demand Management
  • Section B: Sales and Operations Planning
  • Section C: Master Scheduling
  • Section D: Distribution Planning
  • Section A: Inventory Management
  • Section B: Materials Requirement Planning
  • Section C: Managing Projects
  • Section D: Detailed Capacity Planning
  • Section E: Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply
  • Section A: Execution of Operations
  • Section B: Scheduling and Authorization
  • Section C: Quality, Communication and Continuous Improvement
  • Section D: Design Concepts and Trade-Offs

This is your summary of certification maintenance requirements:

  • Abide by the APICS Code of Ethics
  • You must earn a total of 75 maintenance points and apply for maintenance at the end of 5 years.
  • Professional development points may be earned in the following areas:
    • Continuing education
    • Presentations, publications, and educational development
    • Service to the operations management profession
    • Professional membership
  • Beginning January 31, 2022, the suspension period to maintain your certification will be reduced to a 90-day suspension period, based upon your current certificate maintenance due date.
  • If maintenance requirements are not met after five years, certificates will be placed in suspended status and will have 90 days to submit their maintenance application. After 90-days, the certification will expire and candidates must retake the exam(s) to be placed in good standing.

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