APICS certification programs open the door to job opportunities and your career advancement. According to a recent APICS Salary Survey, respondents with CPIM credentials earned 15 percent to 23 percent more than non-certified professionals.
In addition, more Internet-savvy manufacturing companies are demanding APICS certification on applicant resumes. On Monster.com, more than 61 percent of manufacturing jobs request APICS certification!
The CPIM and CSCP programs specialize in results-oriented education, which means that you will walk away with more than the professional credentials that you have earned. You will learn to apply what you have learned in your own job, giving you enhanced credibility and recognition as a valued resource within your company.
Why now? Let's face it. With the hectic world we live in, there will be no "perfect" time to begin certification. It is time to roll up your shirt sleeves and dive in!
How do I begin? It's easy! The best way to begin is by enrolling today in the Basics of Supply Chain Management course for the CPIM certification. We're here to help. Contact us if you have any questions on how to begin your CPIM certification.
Most students complete a chapter a week and spend between 2 and 4 hours per chapter. Some students complete 2 chapters a week, while others take much longer. We ask that once you begin a course that you complete it within 12 weeks. Below is a listing of the five modules and the number of chapters in each module:
Basics of Supply Chain Management - 10 chapters
Master Planning of Resources - 8 chapters
Detailed Scheduling and Planning - 9 chapters
Execution and Control of Operations - 8 chapters
Strategic Management of Resources - 8 chapters
Remember to include testing lead time. To become a CPIM you must take and pass examinations for each of the five CPIM modules. These tests are administered by a third party that APICS has contracted with. The tests are administered on demand domestically (when you need them versus a set schedule) and are offered at testing centers. More information about testing can be found by clicking the following link.
APICS CPIM Exam Information
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
Total quality management (TQM)
Manufacturing resources planning (MRP II)
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:
Sales and operations planning
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
Learn with interactive hands-on learning objects.
Watch videos for every session.
Prepare to pass the examinations with course activities that were designed for this purpose.
Expect quick response from experienced and certified instructors.
Apply your ideas in your job after learning from others..
Earn two Fox Valley Technical College credits.
Learn at your convenience anytime, anywhere!
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Enroll anytime and begin right away! After you register and pay online, you will receive a welcome letter to explain how to get started. This will also include your personalized start and end dates for the course. It is the student's responsibility to purchase and receive your materials from APICS. Please contact us with any questions.
CPIM Learning Object
Begin your CPIM journey by learning more about the basic tenets of the CPIM modules and the benefits of achieving certification. What is CPIM and why should you complete the five modules? Review the attached learning object to discover the answer.
The Association for Operations Management is a not-for-profit international organization respected throughout the world for education and professional certification programs. APICS' certifications, training tools, and networking opportunities increase workplace performance.
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The Fox Valley Chapter of APICS , a platinum award-winning chapter of APICS, extends from south of DePere to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. With an annual membership of over 300 members, the Fox Valley Chapter members comprise an excellent cross section of businesses located in the Fox Valley. Historically, known for paper and pulp production, the Fox Valley includes many international and multi-national businesses, both manufacturing- and service-oriented.