20 November 2018
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APICS CPIM, Certified in Production & Inventory Management, is the international certification that distinguishes experts in Production and Inventory Management, in the broader context of Supply Chain management: for over 60 years, the CPIM credential has identified an elite of professionals who every day take decisions that are critical for the performance of their firms..

The body of knowledge has been consolidated over time and is updated through regular Job Task Analysis surveys carried out by practitioners worldwide; it covers the most relevant skills areas for today’s Operations professionals..


  • To consolidate and circulate to the various business sectors a shared knowledge of best practice and appropriate terminology in the field of Operations and Supply Chain
  • To develop the necessary knowledge and skills to improve the main aspects of business performance (precision, speed, flexibility, quality and costs)
  • To identify different methods of Operations planning, control and management, in order to use them as effectively and efficiently as possible
  • To rationalise the production chain through a coherent development of supply, manufacture and distribution processes for products and services
  • To prepare for the accreditation exam

The CPIM programme is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1


Businesswide concepts

  • Organization Fundamentals
  • Operating Environments
  • Matrix Product/Process
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Manufacturing Resource Planning
  • Just in time
  • Total Quality Management
  • Theory of Constraints

Demand Planning

  • Marketplace-Driven
  • Customer Expectations and Definitions of Value
  • Customer Relationships
  • Demand Management and factors influencing Demand
  • Forecasting models

Transformation of Demand into Supply

  • Design for transformation process
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Capacity management
  • Planning (purposes, inputs and outputs)
  • MPS
  • MRP
  • Execution & Control
  • Performance Measurements


  • Inventory management
  • Functions of Inventory
  • ABC analysis
  • Economic Order quantity
  • Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
  • Physical Distribution System

Part 2


Demand Management

  • General concepts about Business & Strategic Plan
  • Forecasting Demand
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Distribution Management

  • Distribution Channel Design
  • Distribution Network Design
  • Distribution Planning techniques
  • Distribution Requirement Planning
  • Logistic Resource Requirement Planning
  • Logistic Capacity Planning

Sales and Operations Planning

  • Purpose of Sales and Operations Planning
  • Sales & Operations Plan
  • Product families
  • Time fences
  • Backlog levels
  • Sales & Operations Planning Process
  • Validating the Production Plan

Master Scheduling

  • Relating the Master Scheduling Process to the Business Environment
  • Relating the Master Scheduling to the Planning process
  • Developing and Managing the Master Scheduling
  • Master Scheduling Techniques and Available to Promise (ATP)
  • Measuring Master Schedule Performance
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
  • Planning Bill of Material Super Bill and Modular Bill of Material


Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule

  • Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
  • Identifying information used in the material Planning process
  • Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
  • Maintain the Validity of the Material Plan
  • Interactions among MRP, Purchasing and Production control
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan

  • Information used in Detailed Capacity Planning
  • Capacity Requirement Planning Interactions between MRP & CRP
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

  • Establishing Relationships with Suppliers
  • Techniques & Concepts for Supplier Partnerships
  • Implementing the new Relationship to Support the Company's Operational Objectives


Prioritising and sequencing Work to Be Performed

  • Interfaces between planning and execution of manufacturing
  • Production Environment
  • Scheduling Production and Process Operations

Executing the plans, Physical Controls and Results Reporting

  • Authorizing and Reporting activities for Push Systems
  • Authorizing and Reporting activities for Pull Systems
  • PERT
  • Materials transactions Reporting
  • Bottleneck Management
  • Communication both Internal and External Customer- Supplier information
  • Controlling inventory levels and lead time
  • Executing Quality initiatives, Waste elimination & Continuous improvement Plans

Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback

  • Evaluating Quality Management Processes
  • Monitoring Supplier Performance
  • Evaluating the Performance of Production Operations
  • Cost Management Process


Aligning the Resources with the Strategic Plan

  • Strategic Planning Model
  • Need of a Business Strategy
  • Operations Strategy
  • Volume/Variety Matrix
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Leading/Lagging Strategy
  • Workforce and Organization Design

Configuring the Operating processes to Support the Strategic Plan

  • Aligning Operations to support Business strategy
  • Supporting Dimensions of competitive advantage
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global sourcing
  • Time based competition
  • Relationship between JIT and TQM
  • Cost Management Process
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Implementing Change

  • Project Management
  • Measuring Organizational Performance
  • KPI
  • Change Management and Why change
  • Cultural differences
  • Purchasing & Supplier Relationship
  • Physical Distribution System


JPS offers public courses for limited numbers in major Italian cities and private in-house courses in venues and dates agreed with the client.


The training course lasts 6 months overall, and consists of 9 days in the classroom, one every 2 weeks. The programme is divided into 2 parts, each of which concludes with an exam.


JPS is the Premier Channel Partner of APICS and uses only original APICS training materials, developed on the basis of international best practice and the experience of the instructors and programme coordinators. Training sessions are highly interactive and engaging, to maximise learning.


JPS is a European leader in Operations and Supply Chain training. In this capacity, JPS is Premier Channel Partner of APICS – the most prestigious community for professional development and certification in the sector – and a Partner of the S&OP Institute. For each discipline, JPS selects instructors from its team on the basis of their specific skills and experience. JPS is the ideal partner for achieving APICS certification: its team of instructors is one of the five largest in Europe. Through its Master Instructor Training, JPS also offers training opportunities for other European APICS trainers and APICS International Channel Partners.


CPIM Part 1 – cod. wave 2/2018

  • 05/12/18
  • 06/12/18
  • 07/12/18

CPIM Part 2 – cod. wave 2/2018

  • 20/03/19
  • 21/03/19
  • 22/03/19
  • 10/04/19
  • 11/04/19
  • 12/04/19

CPIM Part 1 – cod. wave 1/2019

  • 24/07/19
  • 25/07/19
  • 26/07/19

CPIM Part 2 – cod. wave 1/2019

  • 11/11/19
  • 12/11/19
  • 13/11/19
  • 02/12/19
  • 03/12/19
  • 04/12/19

For further information, write to: formazione@jpsconsulting.it.


All exams can be taken at one of the numerous Pearson VUE test centres in Italy or abroad.
Consult: test center Pearson Vue


Exams can be taken on demand at any Pearson VUE test centre in the world, subject to activation of the exam credit by JPS.


Every exam credit is valid for 6 months; this means that within this period, the candidate must activate his or her ATT – Authorisation to Test – also valid for 6 months, during which the exam date must be scheduled in the chosen Pearson VUE test centre.


The exam may be taken by anyone who has activated this through JPS.

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