The APICS CPIM Part 2 certification (composed of the four modules previously known as MPR, DSP, ECO, and SMR) is the second and final examination required to earn the CPIM designation. The exam consists of 150 different questions, all of which are multiple choice. However, 20 of these questions are unscored.

The four main topics of the CPIM Part 2 include:

Master Planning of Resources (25%)
This section includes principles and techniques of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, and distribution planning. It includes forecasting, order servicing, demand shaping, customer relationship management, and distribution network and replenishment. Also included is the integration between the sales and operations plan, production plan, and master production schedule.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (25%)
This section includes principles and techniques of inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, and procurement and supplier planning. Recognizing the importance of supply chain management, this subject area also covers deployment of supply chain strategies related to scheduling, planning, and sourcing. This supports the strategies and objectives established by the company, as constrained by lead time, cost, equipment, personnel, sustainability considerations, or other constraints. This encompasses requirements to bridge the master planning with the execution and control subject areas.

Execution and Control of Operations (25%)
This section encompasses the principles and techniques necessary to execute, control, and manage operations, and participate in design decisions. This subject area provides feedback about how good plans are being executed, as well as providing information for customers and suppliers about the status of services and products in process. The importance and emphasis of these approaches are relative to the operation’s environment, the labor environment, the physical organization of the facility, and the effectiveness of management and employees.

Strategic Management of Resources (25%)
This section includes higher-level thinking on strategic planning and implementation of operations. This requires an understanding of how market requirements and strategic position of the organization drive the resources and processes of an organization. This includes how operational strategies are developed and implemented, change management and risk implications.


Module 1: Strategy
Section A: The Environment and Strategy
Section B: Strategic Scope
Section C: Strategic Objectives
Section D: Developing Organizational Strategy
Section E: Executing and Monitoring Strategy
Section F: Analysis for Functional and Operational Strategies
Section G: Functional and Operational Strategies
Section H: Processes and Layouts
Section I: Performance Monitoring and KPIs
Section J: Risk Management
Section K: Capital Equipment and Facilities
Section L: Sustainability Strategies

Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning
Section A: Purpose of S&OP
Section B: S&OP Roles and Process
Section C: Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
Section D: Reconciling S&OP Plans

Module 3: Demand
Section A: Demand Management
Section B: Customers
Section C: Marketing and Product Management
Section D: Sources of Demand
Section E: Forecasting
Section F: Forecast Performance

Module 4: Supply
Section A: Creating the Master Schedule
Section B: Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
Section C: Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
Section D: MRP Design
Section E: Using and Managing MRP
Section F: CRP and MRP-Based Scheduling
Section G: Final Assembly Schedule
Section H: Suppliers
Section I: Purchasing
Section J: Product Costing
Section K: Changes and Supply Disruptions
Section L: Product Life Cycle Management

Module 5: Inventory
Section A: Inventory Planning
Section B: Inventory Management
Section C: Inventory Costs, Value, and Metrics
Section D: Inventory Control
Section E: Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics

Module 6: Detailed Schedules
Section A: Planning Detailed Schedules
Section B: Scheduling and PAC Methods
Section C: Production Schedules
Section D: Using Detailed Schedules

Module 7: Distribution
Section A: Planning Distribution
Section B: Replenishment and Order Management
Section C: Reverse Logistics in Distribution Network

Module 8: Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology
Section A: Quality
Section B: Continuous Improvement
Section C: Technology


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