Certified in Production & Inventory Management 

APICS—The Association for Operations Management, is an international organization offering a full range of programs and materials on the latest business management concepts and techniques. APICS is the global leader and premier provider of information and services for the production and inventory management industry.

FVTC’s team of supply chain specialists offer a variety of customized training, technical assistance, self-paced and online solutions for the supply chain specialist including APICS certification training. Experienced APICS-certified instructors of the FVTC Supply Chain Solutions team are available to present the APICS body-of-knowledge for your employees at your location and on days and times convenient for you. Online and cohort blended learning options are also available.

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) coursework provides a common basis for individuals and organizations to evaluate their inventory management. The program has helped individuals and their organizations become more productive and competitive because it is designed to test candidates’ in-depth knowledge of a variety of subjects specific to production and inventory management.


APICS Certified in Production & Inventory Management Courses
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The five CPIM modules recommended as preparation for APICS CPIM exams are:

The Basics of Supply Chain Management

Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your organization. Topics include:
  • Elements of the supply chain
  • Just-in-time (JIT)
  • Total quality management (TQM)
  • Manufacturing resources planning (MRP II)
  • Demand planning
  • Capacity management

Master Planning of Resource

Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. Topics include:
  • Demand management
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Measuring business performance

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. Topics include:
  • Recognizing techniques and practices of inventory management
  • Mechanics of the detailed material planning process
  • Planning operations to support the priority plan
  • Planning procurement and external sources of supply

Execution and Control of Operations

Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. This course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. Topics include:
  • Prioritizing and sequencing work
  • Executing plans and implementing controls
  • Authorizing and reporting activities for push and pull systems
  • Evaluating performance and providing feedback

Strategic Management of Resources

Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. This course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include:
  • Competitive market issues
  • Choices affecting facilities, supply chain, information technology, and organizational design
  • Configuring and Integrating Internal Processes
  • Evaluating and managing projects

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To arrange on-site or customized APICS CPIM training courses, contact:

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