About CPIM

 The CPIM designation is awarded upon successful completion of exams covering the following five modules: BSC, MPR, DSP, ECO & SMR.

What is a CPIM Qualification?

The CPIM designation is awarded upon successful completion of exams covering the following five modules: BSC, MPR, DSP, ECO & SMR.

What is a CPIM Qualification?

 CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management. The educational course for those working in production planning, distribution, the supply chain or purchasing, the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) course is just the strategic advantage you need in today's world, where manufacturing and distribution processes are undergoing rapid change. Providing up to date education in the areas of supply chain, purchasing and distribution, production planning and ERP, your participation in these courses will help you achieve recognition for your experience, as well as provide you a way to continuously acquire the education critical to staying competitive in today's employment market.

Is CPIM Qualification globally recognized?

APICS Certifications are recognised globally as the standard of professional excellence in supply chain and operations management.

How much time do I have to complete my CPIM Qualification?

To ensure the validity of those certifications, APICS will limit the length of time certification exams are valid. Beginning January 1st, 2013, exams will have a life span of 10 years from the date the exam is taken. This policy ensures that candidates who earn APICS certifications have current and relevant knowledge in their field. With this change in policy, candidates pursuing the APICS CPIM designation will have 10 years from the date of their first successful exam to complete all five modules. If candidates do not earn the certification in this time frame, they will have to retake and pass any exam that has an expired score.

Which options do I have to study all CPIM papers?

All five CPIM papers can be completed either in our classroom in Penrose, Auckland or by self study at home.

Is there a particular order for completing the papers?

There is no specific order for completing these papers, however it is best to start with Basics, and finish with Strategic Management of Resources. We recommend you start with one paper and only consider doing two papers once you are sure you will have the time to do so in conjunction with your other commitments.

Can I take two papers at a time to complete my CPIM Qualification faster?

Most candidates take 2 years to complete the course as they may need to defer an exam or re-sit an exam.

Can I get a student loan for these papers?

As part time courses they do not qualify for student loans.

Which payment options do I have?

Payment for the Certified in Production and Inventory Management - CPIM course is due at the time of enrolment and can be by employers purchase order number or cash, cheque, credit card (Visa and Mastercard only) or by internet banking. To enrol simply complete the following forms and email, post or fax them to the office.

What if my team is interested in CPIM?

NZPICS Inc also facilitate in-house training courses to larger organisations using qualified lecturers / consultants if requested.

How do I register?

Visit the Enrolment Page to download the enrolment forms, complete your form and send it to NZPICS for processing. If you have any other questions about this please don't hesitate to ring the office on 09 525 1525

What am I going to learn?

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSC) 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 Resources (MPR) Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and 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.

Detailed Schedualing and Planning (DSP) 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 (ECO) Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. The 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 (SMR) Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The 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.

This course is designed for anyone working in production planning, distribution, the supply chain or purchasing. Providing up to date education in the areas of supply chain, purchasing and distribution, production planning and ERP, your participation in these courses will help you better develop your understanding of production and inventory management .

Why Study CPIM?

CPIM is your Answer!

More than 60,000 people have earned the Certified in Production and Inventory Management - CPIM designation since 1973, and thousands continue to pursue certification each year.

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CPIM Modules

1.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.

2.Master Planning of Resources
Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.

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New CPIM (Reconfigured)

APICS has reconfigured CPIM and the new structure will be available from Sept 2017.

The new CPIM has 2 parts. Part -1 consists of just 1 module, Basics of Supply Chain Management with it's own 3.5 hour exam and 150 multiple choice questions. Part - 2 consists of 4 modules, SMR (Strategic Management of Resources), MPR (Master Planning of Resources), DSP (Detailed Scheduling and Planning and ECO (Execution and Control of Operations). Part-2 has another exam of 3.5 hours covering all the above 4 modules in 150 multiple choice questions.

The APICS CPIM Learning System offers an all-in-one streamlined program designed to prepare you for the updated format of the CPIM certification exam. These online learning tools provide a personal path to success through interactive web-based study tools that test your understanding and retention of the topics learned in the reading materials. You have access to all the web-based study tools for one year.

ASSESS

  • Complete the Pre-test to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Create a SmartStudy plan using your Pretest results to identify your most challenging topics and estimate study time.

STUDY

  • Access the online or offline electronic version of the reading materials to view content on the go.
  • Take the Section Quizzes to test knowledge retention and eceive immediate feedback.

  • Interact with real-life scenarios in a Case Study designed to help reinforce key concepts.

  • Study Flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts, and definitions.

  • Review Reports to track your results and progress.

PRACTICE

  • Complete a Post-test with content drawn from the APICS CPIM ECM.
  • Complete the Practice Exams that are weighted and timed to mirror the computer-based CPIM exams to gain experience and confidence.

  • Access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips;

    The online tools will enhance your learning experience whether you are studying on your own or under the guidance of an instructor-led course.

     

Download the new CPIM brochure here

Maintaining Your APICS Credentials

  • CPIM and CFPIM designees must maintain certification credentials every five years by participating in a variety of professional development activities. Below are a range of documents to assist you to maintain.

    As of 15 July 2014, NZPICS can no longer assist members with a subsidy for CPIM/CFIPM or CSCP Maintenance as APICS have on online maintainance tool. Visit apics.org/maintain for more information and to access "CPIM Certification Maintenance Bulletin".

For the latest APICS bulletin on maintaining your CPIM, CSCP and CLTD or to access the online maintenance tool follow this link.

  • NZPICS Information for APICS Certification Maintenance

    pdfCPIM Maintenance - How to achieve it and the benefits to you

    The Certification Maintenance program upholds both the objectives of the CPIM and CFPIM programs and APICS' vision to promote lifelong learning. The program recognizes that individuals are at various levels in their careers, come from a variety of industries, have differing educational needs and career goals, and have varying degrees of access to continuing education. Requirements for maintaining certification can be met through a variety of professional development activities.

    Certification Maintenance Program Requirements

    To maintain your hard-earned CPIM or CFPIM designations, you must demonstrate that you have participated in a variety of professional development activities. CPIMs must earn 75 professional development points and CFPIMs must earn 100 professional development points. The certification maintenance program runs in five-year intervals, commencing from the date of initial certification and ending on the last day of the month that initial certification was received.