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Certified in Planning & Inventory Management – CPIM – International Certification APICS – Interactive Learning


The Executive Master in Operations Management is designed to prepare candidates for the international APICS certification: Certified in Planning & Inventory Management (CPIM) of ASCM, the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Advance has designed the Live Webinar Training to meet the needs of candidates who for personal or professional reasons cannot attend the classroom lessons. Participants can combine private study with one-and-a-half hour of webinar sessions led by a certified instructor. The sessions are held every week.

The course finishes with a discussion of the results of a mock exam. At the end of each Part participants will take the APICS exam. When participants have passed the two exams they will be awarded the prestigious CPIM certification.

The CPIM program comprehensively covers all the tools involved in operations management.

Course objectives:

  • To transfer knowledge about the best practices in the area of Operations and Supply Chain Management.
  • To prepare candidates for CPIM (Certified in Planning & Inventory Management) certification. To assist the passage from knowledge to skills.


The Course includes:

  • – APICS Learning System CPIM Part 1 + CPIM Part 2, with Exam Content Manual and on-line Study Tool                    
  • – APICS Dictionary (digital)
  • – Introduction to Materials Management, Seventh Edition



The course comprises:

  • A Webinar training stage consisting of Part 1 + Part 2 for a total of 16,5 sessions.
  • An individual private study stage with the distance support of instructors.
  • A mock Certified in Planning & Inventory Management exam on our on-line platform with correction and discussion of results via Webinar.




CPIM Part 1

 Supply Chan Overview

  • Operational Objectives to Meet Competitive Priorities
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Fundamentals of Sales and Operations Planning
  • Manufacturing Strategies
  • KPIs and Metrics
  • Sustainable and Socially Responsible Supply Chain

Fundamentals of Demand Management

  • Creating a Product Road Map
  • Product Development
  • Characteristics of Demand
  • Forecasting

Plan Supply

  • Master Production Schedule
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Requirements Planning
  • Final Assembly Scheduling
  • Closing the Loop

Executing the Supply

  • Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
  • Execution & Control

Inventory Management

  • Inventory Investment and Days of Supply
  • Safety Stock
  • Item Segmentation – ABC Classification
  • Order Quantity and Replenishment
  • Tracking Inventory through Supply Chain
  • Basics of Reverse Logistics
  • Inventory Accuracy Audit
  • Addressing Inventory Loss
  • Planning and Managing Distribution Inventory

Continuous improvement and Quality Management and Technologies

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Information, Process, and emerging Technologies




  • The Environment and Strategy
  • Strategic Scope
  • Strategic Objectives
  • Developing Organizational Strategy
  • Executing and Monitoring Strategy
  • Analysis for Functional and Operational Strategies
  • Functional and Operational Strategies
  • Processes and Layouts
  • Performance Monitoring and KPIs
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Equipment and Facilities
  • Sustainability Strategies

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Purpose of S&OP
  • S&OP Roles and Process
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans


  • Demand Management
  • Customers
  • Marketing and Product Management
  • Sources of Demand
  • Forecasting
  • Forecast Performance


  • Creating the Master Schedule
  • Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
  • Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
  • MRP Design
  • Using and Managing MRP
  • CRP and MRP-Based Scheduling
  • Final Assembly Schedule
  • Suppliers
  • Purchasing
  • Product Costing
  • Changes and Supply Disruptions
  • Product Life Cycle Management


  • Inventory Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Costs, Value and Metrics
  • Inventory Control
  • Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics

Detailed Schedules

  • Planning Detailed Schedules
  • Scheduling and PAC Methods
  • Production Schedules
  • Using Detailed Schedules


  • Planning Distribution
  • Replenishment and Order Management
  • Reverse Logistics in Distribution Network

 Quality, Continuous Improvement and Technology

  • Quality
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Technologies


There are no requirements for admission to the course and to the certification program.

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18 Webinar sessions, one-and-a-half-hour, in 8 months