Commit to Your Career – CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management Part 2

The APICS CPIM Certified in Production and Inventory Management Part 2 program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge. Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.

Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

Section A: Developing a Business Strategy
Section B: Gathering and Analyzing Internal/External Information
Section C: Where Will We Compete?
Section D: How Will We Compete?
Section E: Sustainability and Strategy
Section F: Business Planning and Finance
Section G: Costing Methods and Tools
Section H: Aligning Operations Strategically
Section I: Technology and Improvement Strategies
Section J: Infrastructure

Module 2: Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

Section A: Demand Management Principles
Section B: Forecasting Techniques
Section C: Customer Interface Management
Section D: Sales and Operations Planning Principles
Section E: S&OP Techniques
Section F: Master Scheduling Principles
Section G: Master Scheduling Process Techniques
Section H: Principles of Distribution Planning
Section I: Distribution Planning Techniques

Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)

Section A: Aggregate Inventory Management
Section B: Itemized Inventory Policy
Section C: Itemized Inventory Management
Section D: Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Design
Section E: Using and Managing the MRP System
Section F: Detailed Capacity Planning
Section G: Managing and Applying CRP
Section H: Managing Projects
Section I: Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)

Section A: Execution of Operations
Section B: Scheduling
Section C: Implementation and Capacity Control
Section D: Principles of Quality, Communication, and Continuous Improvement
Section E: Quality Communication, and Continuous Improvement Techniques
Section F: Principles of Design Concepts and Tradeoffs
Section G: Techniques of Design Concepts and Tradeoffs

Who is the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Part 2 program designed for?

  1. Buyer / Planner
  2. Product Planner
  3. Material Manager
  4. Supply Planner
  5. Manager
  6. Consultant
  7. Supply Chain Analyst
  8. Inventory Analyst
  9. Demand Analyst
  10. Supply Chain Manager

APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Part 2 Benefits to Individual Employees

  • The CPIM program provides candidates with the tools they need to effectively evaluate and manage supply chain activities
  • Contributes to salary increase
  • Increases individual recognition
  • Increase your marketability
  • Demonstrates level of competence and knowledge in supply chain
  • Builds knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various critical functions within an organization
  • Enhances credibility within an organization

APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) Part 2 Benefits to Organizations

  • Aligning internal activities with business objectives to streamline operations and drive profits
  • Creating common understanding, vocabulary, processes and frameworks within their entity to address their supply chain challenges and opportunities
  • Enabling interdepartmental engagement using a foundation based on global standards
  • Maximizing ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • Boosting productivity, collaboration and innovation – when organizations focus on supply chain excellence, they can achieve 70 percent higher performance

CPIM information

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Tidligere deltagere udtaler

”For en erfaren driftsoptimeringsspecialist med en Lean og en kvalitetsbaggrund, så åbnede APICS uddannelsen en række helt nye værktøjer og vinkler i mit daglige arbejde med driftsstyring og driftsoptimering. Både ift. at styrke den daglige planlægning og den strategiske kobling af driftsstyringen. De seneste år har jeg brugt principperne aktivt i udviklingen af en bedste praksis driftsmodel til de danske politikredse, som skaber et solidt fundament for udviklingen af IT, lederroller, performance management mm.”
Jan Dahl, Chefkonsulent, Rigspolitiet, Erfaren driftsoptimeringsspecialist

“Det kan altid betale sig at investere i kompetenceudvikling af medarbejderne – det giver værdi til virksomheden, styrker medarbejdernes motivation og øger virksomheds- og markedsværdi. Det har været et klart valg for indkøbsfunktionen at bruge kompetenceløft af medarbejderne, til at kunne sikre vores strategi om at være ”Excellent in Inbound Supply Management.”
Malene Gundestrup, Director, Inbound Supply Management, Novo Nordisk A/S


Wout Verwoerd is an enthusiastic and professional sparring partner for companies in the field of logistics, lean thinking and supply chain management in his roles as speaker, educator, trainer, course developer, coach, consultant and project manager.

Jan Berend JakobsCPIM, Consultant, JJ-Consultancy.
Jan Berend Jakobs wants to deliver real organizational change and growth in complex environments where  employees at all levels have to work together. This by working together with teams and lead them in such a  way that it guarantees success and to develop people that surround him in the workplace or in a classroom to a higher professional level.


Price members:  23.335,- DKK.

Price non-members:  27.335,- DKK.

All prices are excl. test and VAT. The price for test is EUR 500,- for members of APICS and EUR 650, – for non-members of APICS – provided you have taken the program through + kr 250, in administration fee. If you need to take a re-examination, you must go 14 days before you can go again. The price for retake is EUR 435,- + kr. 250,- in administration fee.

Preparation to the test

When you prepare for an APICS CPIM test, there is a wide range of options that you can choose to use. The instructor sends a class code to all students, giving you access to the APICS learning environment, where you can see the answers to the assignments in the book as well as additional test questions. There is also a final test, where you can get a sense of how far you are in preparation for the exam. The instructor often also provides access to additional material and adds additional multiple choice questions. Therefore you have all the options to improve you for the test.

Test Registration

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