Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, is respected throughout the world for its educational and professional certification programs. Their certificates are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control, supply chain management, and enterprise operations management. APICS offers three internationally recognized certification programs: BSCM,

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program was developed by APICS in 1973 to provide a common basis for individuals to assess their knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices in the field of production and inventory management. It also offers in-depth education on concepts, tools, terminology and techniques which you can use within the internal operations of your company.

MODULE 1 – The Basics of Supply Chain Management
Basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a Supply Chain from suppliers to customers. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service and retail industries. It also includes the fundamental relationships in design, planning, execution, monitoring and control that occur.

MODULE 2 – Master Planning of Resources
Apply the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling and distribution planning, and to identify conditions that require action. This module will evaluate knowledge of both supply and demand planning for mid to long-term independent demand.

MODULE 3 – Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Acquire a working knowledge of the tools and techniques for planning of inventory including planning techniques such as MRP, CRP, lean, TOC, and projects. Understand the effect of using each technique; know standard measurement for inventory, materials, capacity and supplier performance; and recognize when to escalate issues.

MODULE 4 – Execution and Control of Operations
Learn to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field

MODULE 5 – Strategic Management Resources
Understanding of how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization