About CPIM

 The CPIM designation is awarded upon successful completion of Part-1 (BSCM-Basics of Supply Chain management) and Part-2 (SMR-Strategic Management of Resources, MPR-Master Planning of Resources, DSP-Detailed Scheduling & Planning, and ECO- Execution & Control of Operations).

What is a CPIM Qualification?

The CPIM designation is awarded upon successful completion of Part-1 (BSCM-Basics of Supply Chain management) and Part-2 (SMR-Strategic Management of Resources, MPR-Master Planning of Resources, DSP-Detailed Scheduling & Planning, and ECO- Execution & Control of Operations).

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 the full certification. If candidates do not earn the certification in this time frame, they will have to retake and pass the exam that has an expired score.

Which options do I have to study all CPIM papers?

Both the CPIM parts can be completed either in our classroom in Penrose, Auckland or by self study/distance learning at home.

Is there a particular order for completing the papers?

Yes, one has to finish Part-1 before moving on to Part-2

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 credit card (Visa and Mastercard only - 2% surcharge applies over $300) or by internet banking. To enrol simply complete the relevant forms and email them to the office.

What if my team is interested in CPIM?

NZPICS Inc also facilitates in-house training courses to organisations using qualified instructors.

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 1525/1535

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 .