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CPIM Part 1 Certification Review Course

September 29, 2020 6:00 PM to November 05, 2020 9:00 PM
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Online ZOOM Classes


September 29 through November 12, 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Online ZOOM classes
Cost: $1950 per student. Books and materials are included. Cost for the exam is not included.

Upon completion of CPIM-Part 1, we will follow up immediately with CPIM-Part 2.  Schedule to be posted soon.

Our instructor-led APICS CPIM courses are virtual in-person classes where you can learn from your instructor and your classmates, ask questions and participate in the class activities from your home, hotel room or office—no commuting to class required!

Preferred by employers worldwide, the APICS CPIM is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence. Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management, improve internal operations and increase customer satisfaction.

Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the four walls of your company.

Content and outline

MODULE 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

Business-wide concepts

  • Organization Fundamentals
  • Operating Environments
  • Matrix Product/Process
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Manufacture Resource Planning
  • Just-In-Time
  • Total Quality Management
  • Impact of Environment on System Design and Deployment

Demand Planning

  • Marketplace-Driven
  • Customer Expectations and Definitions of Value
  • Customer Relationships
  • Demand Management and factors influencing Demand
  • Forecasting Models

Transformation of Demand into Supply

  • Design for transformation process
  • Sale & Operations Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Planning (purposes, inputs and outputs)
  • Execution and Control
  • Performance Measurements

Supply Planning

  • Inventory Management
  • Functions of Inventory
  • ABC analysis
  • Economic Order quantity
  • Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
  • Physical Distribution System


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) course is a broad operations management course developed for professionals who want to gain knowledge about the following subjects:

  • Production management
  • Inventory management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Planning
  • Demand management
  • Quality control
  • Strategy development from a business perspective

APICS Certified in Production & Inventory Management

APICS CPIM, Certified in Production & Inventory Management, is the international certification that distinguishes experts in Production and Inventory Management, in the broader context of Supply Chain management: for over 60 years, the CPIM credential has identified an elite of professionals who every day take decisions that are critical for the performance of their firms.

Suitable for

The APICS CPIM is designed for professionals wanting to affirm their knowledge about production and inventory management.

The designation is of great value for:

  • Management team members involved in sales and operations planning
  • Material managers responsible for the planning of available material
  • Sales employees who are partially responsible for forecasting and/or demand management
  • Operations managers who want to manage their organization on the basis of clearly defined rules
  • Master planners responsible for the production planning
  • Project managers responsible for projects to improve information and/or optimization of a production function
  • Application Administrators responsible for the implementation and/or the functional management of ERP systems


APICS CPIM brings many benefits for both you as an Operations management professional and for the employer.

Benefits operations management professional:

  • Improving and updating your knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Conducting more accurate forecasts
  • Getting recognition from colleagues and within your industry

Benefits employer

  • Increased efficiency of processes in your organization and distribution chain
  • Streamlining corporate activities by an effective layout of information flow
  • Higher profitability by optimizing inventory levels
  • Optimization of the return on investment (ROI) for corporate systems and technologies

Your certification goes where you go and leads to recognition and respect for your abilities as a supply chain professional.

For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Kathy, Chapter Admin:  [email protected] or (616) 490-8608.


$1,950.00 All Registration
$2,000.00 after 5:00 pm September 29

Future Meetings

Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification Review Course

September 14, 2020 6:00 PM to December 07, 2020 9:00 PM

Online Classes

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations.

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Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification Review Course

February 01, 2021 6:00 PM to April 26, 2021 9:00 PM

Online Classes

Venue Website

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations.

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February 10, 2021 Professional Development Meeting

February 10, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Venue Website

TBD - ZOOM Meeting

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