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CPIM - Part I

The Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification demonstrates comprehension of an organization’s operations through a deep understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting and production planning, as well as how these topics apply to the extended supply chain.

12 Jun 2022

4 Days

16 Hours


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  • Interactive Training Method
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts

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What to Expect From This Course

Who Needs this Course

Delivery Method

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What to Expect From This Course

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk. CPIM serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

After earning the CPIM you will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system

Who Needs this Course

  • Enterprise resources planning, either as an information technology professional or system user
  • Using other manufacturing systems and technologies
  • Planning, at any level of the planning hierarchy
  • Contributing to a sales and operations planning team
  • Master production scheduling
  • Material requirements planning
  • Managing capacity requirement planning
  • Manufacturing inventory management and control
  • Planning procurement and external sources of supply
  • Scheduling, releasing and tracking production orders and schedules
  • Measuring production performance
  • Manufacturing finance

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • Digital and printed books
  • Online tools, quizzes, test and learning activities
  • Tests with immediate feedback
  • CPIM 7.0 Part 1 and Part 2 Practice Exams
  • 500+ online CPIM 7.0 Part 1 test questions
  • Online Resource Center
  • APICS CPIM 7.0 Exam Content Manual (ECM)

Exam Details


There is no eligibility requirement.

Exam Format

  • 150 questions (130 operational and 20 pretest)
  • 5 hours duration
  • Score range is from 200-350 (passing score is 300 points or higher)

Visit PearsonVUE at pearsonvue.com/apics for more information on testing.



To earn the CPIM designation, you need to pass the two exams: the CPIM Part 1 Exam and the CPIM Part 2 Exam. You must pass both exams within three years to earn the CPIM certification.

Candidates who have successfully completed the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) exam within the last 10 years (and exam is still active) may complete the CPIM Part 2 exam to earn their CPIM certification without having to complete the CPIM Part 1 exam.

Course Outline

  • Operational Objectives to Meet Competitive Priorities
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Manufacturing Strategies
  • Manufacturing Processes and Layouts
  • Product Costs
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics
  • Sustainable and Socially Responsible Supply Chains 
  • Determine Customer Needs, Specifications, and Features and Create a Product Roadmap
  • Product Management 
  • Review Demand Types and Sources
  • Forecast Demand
  • Create master production schedule (MPS)
  • Determine rough-cut capacity requirements
  • Create material requirements plan
  • Perform capacity requirements planning (CRP)
  • Create final assembly schedule (FAS)
  • Closing the loop 
  • Buy
  • Make
  • Plan inventory investment and days of supply
  • Determine safety stock
  • Determine item segmentation (for example, ABC classification)
  • Determine order quantity and item replenishment method
  • Track in-transit inventory and monitor inventory location and quantities
  • Track inventory throughout the supply chain
  • Maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) inventories
  • Manage returns, reworks, reclamation, recycle, reuse, remanufacture, and product disposition
  • Manage inventory accuracy audit program
  • Monitor inventory turns
  • Address inventory loss
  • Inventory loss strategies
  • Plan and manage distribution inventory
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Information, Process, and Emerging Technology 

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