From Spring 2023 the new CPIM version 8 has been consolidated into a single exam configuration – covering the combined topics from the previous CPIM Part 1 and Part 2. As the UK’s leading APICS training provider, we will be continuing to deliver CPIM training sessions to teams of people at our clients’ site (with Instructor led open / public courses also be delivered on an occasional basis). Email us at either [email protected] or [email protected] to book your team a first class training course at your facility. In addition to providing a highly experienced APICS trainer to facilitate the course, we will guide your team through exam booking procedures etc – providing tricks and tips accumulated through over twenty years of dedicated APICS training experience. The ASCM published course overview can be downloaded from here.

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“With a CPIM certification, you will develop the competencies they need to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain. In addition, you’ll have the knowledge to better respond to supply disruptions, demand variations, and manage supply chain risk” ……… source ASCM

The v8 materials have been structured as follows :-

Key Topic area Percentage of Exam
1 – Align the Supply Chain to Support Business Strategy 15%
2 – Conduct Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to support Strategy 9%
3 – Plan and Manage Demand (Forecasting etc) 9%
4 – Plan and Manage Supply (MPS, MRP, Purchasing, etc) 16%
5 – Plan, Manage and Execute Detailed Schedules (PAC etc) 19%
6 – Plan and Manage Inventory 16%
7 – Plan and Manage Distribution (DRP, Reverse Logistics etc) 5%
8 – Manage Quality, Continuous Improvement and Technology 11%

( a pdf outlining the topics covered can be downloaded from here ) “Resilience and agility are what make supply chains thrive. By earning the APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, you’ll develop competencies to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain. In addition, you’ll have the knowledge to effectively manage risks and disruptions, as well as leverage technology to streamline processes” ……… source ASCM

The Streamlining of the APICS CPIM Certification Exams

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