The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk. CPIM serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

Upcoming Events 

May 22

CPIM Part 2 - Study Hall

The Exam Prep Study Group is designed to focus on refreshing CPIM Part 2 content and learning what is needed to pass the CPIM Part 2 exam.

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Sep 14

CPIM Part 2 - Sept 2021

This is a 15-week (3 hours per session) course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates

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Sep 16

CPIM Part 1 - Sept 2021

This is a 10-week (3 hours per session), introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates.

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The pandemic caused a major shift in consumer demand and put a spotlight on supply chain vulnerabilities. This makes planning more important than ever, and CPIM 7.0 reflects that.  Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain.

After earning the CPIM you will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory

  • Improve forecasting

  • Improve the S&OP process

  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning

  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system


The CPIM Learning System content is divided in to 14 modules across two parts. The concepts and best practices you learn will help you elevate your job performance, drive improvement in the efficiency of planning and operations, and make a positive impact on your organization’s overall bottom line.

CPIM Part 1:  Universally recognized entry-level supply chain training

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Overview

  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Demand Management

  • Module 3: Plan Supply

  • Module 4: Executing the Supply Plan

  • Module 5: Inventory Management

  • Module 6: Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies

CPIM Part 2:  Comprehensive supply chain training for internal operations

  • Module 1: Strategy

  • Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning

  • Module 3: Demand

  • Module 4: Supply

  • Module 5: Inventory

  • Module 6: Detailed Schedules

  • Module 7: Distribution

  • Module 8: Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology


Register for the next CPIM course here: Upcoming Courses

If you are interested in a self-study program, contact [email protected]