APICS CPIM Part 2: Certified in Production & Inventory Management

Through the CPIM program, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the company.

Supply Chain Management

The CPIM program is divided into 2 parts CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2. This course is Part 2. You can choose to also take the CPIM Part 1 where the topic is:

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.

Course Agenda on APICS CPIM, Part 2:

Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

  • Developing a Business Strategy
  • Gathering and Analyzing Internal/External Information
  • Where Will We Compete?
  • How Will We Compete?
  • Sustainability and Strategy
  • Business Planning and Finance
  • Costing Methods and Tools
  • Aligning Operations Strategically
  • Technology and Improvement Strategies
  • Infrastructure

Module 2: Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

  • Demand Management Principles
  • Forecasting Techniques
  • Customer Interface Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning Principles
  • S&OP Techniques
  • Master Scheduling Principles
  • Master Scheduling Process Techniques
  • Principles of Distribution Planning
  • Distribution Planning Techniques

Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

  • Aggregate Inventory Management
  • Itemized Inventory Policy
  • Itemized Inventory Management
  • Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Design
  • Using and Managing the MRP System
  • Detailed Capacity Planning
  • Managing and Applying CRP
  • Managing Projects
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)

  • Execution of Operations
  • Scheduling
  • Implementation and Capacity Control
  • Principles of Quality, Communication, and Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Communication, and Continuous Improvement Techniques
  • Principles of Design Concepts and Tradeoffs
  • Techniques of Design Concepts and Tradeoffs

Who participate at the course APICS CPIM, Part 2

  1. Buyer / Planner
  2. Product Planner
  3. Material Manager
  4. Supply Planner
  5. Manager
  6. Consultant
  7. Supply Chain Analyst
  8. Inventory Analyst
  9. Demand Analyst
  10. Supply Chain Manager

After the course you will be able to:

  • The CPIM program provides candidates with the tools they need to effectively evaluate and manage supply chain activities
  • Contributes to salary increase
  • Increases individual recognition
  • Increase your marketability
  • Demonstrates level of competence and knowledge in supply chain
  • Builds knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within an organization
  • Enhances credibility within an organization

After the course, the organization will have:

  • Aligning internal activities with business objectives to streamline operations and drive profits
  • Creating common understanding, vocabulary, processes and frameworks within their entity to address their supply chain challenges and opportunities
  • Enabling interdepartmental engagement using a foundation based on global standards
  • Maximizing ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • Boosting productivity, collaboration and innovation – when organizations focus on supply chain excellence, they can achieve 70 percent higher performance

How the course APICS CPIM, Part 2 is run

Before the course:

  • 2-3 weeks before the course you will receive course material, curriculum and a questionnaire

At the course:

  • 6 days of teaching 9.00-16.00 (breakfast from 8.30)
  • Meals

After the course:

  • Course certificate
  • Test & APICS certification

All prices are excl. test and VAT. The price for test is EUR 500,- for members of APICS and EUR 650, – for non-members of APICS – provided you have taken the program through effektivitet.dk + kr 250, in administration fee. If you need to take a re-examination, you must go 14 days before you can go again. The prices for retake is EUR 435,- + kr. 250,- in administration fee.

Wout Verwoerd


Wout Verwoerd is an enthusiastic and professional sparring partner for companies in the field of logistics, lean thinking and supply chain management in his roles as speaker, educator, trainer, course developer, coach, consultant and project manager.

The course is run in collaboration with effektivitet.dk, who is also responsable for the teaching of the course (the instructor is certified: CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CLTD)

Please be attentive: When registering for the course, your name, e-mail and telephone number are forwarded to and shared with effektivitet.dk. Your contact information is used exclusively in relation to your registration and for the course itself, and it will not be used for marketing purposes.


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