21 April 2021

APICS Certified in Planning & Inventory Management training course

APICS CPIM, Certified in Planning & 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.

1. Objectives

2. Full program

3. APICS CPIM training courses in Europe

4. Calendar

5. APICS exam tips



  • 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


Full program

The CPIM programme is divided into 2 parts:

CPIM Part 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

  • Businesswide concepts
  • Demand Planning
  • Transformation of Demand into Supply
  • Supply

CPIM Part 2 – Master Planning of Resources (MPR)

  • Demand Management
  • Distribution Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling

CPIM Part 2 – Detailed Scheduling & Planning (DSP)

  • Planning Material Requirements to Support the Master Schedule
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply

CPIM Part 2 Excecution & Control of Operations (ECO)

  • Prioritising and sequencing Work to Be Performed
  • Executing the plans, Physical Controls and Results Reporting
  • Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback

CPIM Part 2 – Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

  • Aligning the Resources with the Strategic Plan
  • Configuring the Operating processes to Support the Strategic Plan
  • Implementing Change

To learn more about APICS CPIM content, download our brochure.


APICS CPIM training courses in Europe

WHERE: JPS offers public courses for limited numbers in major Italian and European cities and private in-house courses in venues and dates agreed with the client. To know more about APICS CPIM public course and how to arrange an in-house APICS CPIM training course contact us at: formazione@jpsconsulting.it.

WHEN: The training course lasts 6 months overall, and consists of 9 days in the classroom, one every 2 weeks. The program is divided into 2 parts, each of which concludes with an exam. APICS CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 is also available as CPIM Bundle. Contact us for further information.

HOW: 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.

WHO: 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.


Calendar 2021

registrations: formazione@jpsconsulting.it


Live Webinar – Part 1 & 2 (ita)

second wave

part 1: 5/5 – 12/5 – 19/5 – 26/5 – 9/6 

part 2: 16/6 – 23/6 – 15/9 – 22/9 – 29/9 – 6/10 – 13/10 – 20/10 – 27/10 – 3/11 – 10/11 – 17/11 – 24/11 – 1/12

third wave

part 1: 13/10 – 20/10 – 27/10 – 3/11 – 10/11 – 17/11 – 24/11

Live Webinar – Part 1 & 2 (en)

second wave 

part 1: 3/5 – 10/5 –  17/5 – 24/5 – 7/6 – 14/6 – 21/6

part 2: 13/9 – 20/9 – 27/9 – 4/10 – 11/10 – 18/10 – 25/10 – 2/11 – 8/11 – 15/11 – 22/11 – 29/11

third wave

part 1: 12/10 – 19/10 – 26/10 – 2/11 – 9/11 – 16/11 – 23/11

Milano – Part 1

30/9 – 14/10 – 28/10

Roma – Part I

21/10 – 4/11 – 4/11 – 18/11

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


APICS exam tips

WHERE: All exams can be taken at one of the numerous Pearson VUE test center in Europe or abroad.
Visit: test center Pearson Vue

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

HOW: 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 center.

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


You may be also interested in: APICS CPIM, the renewed certification program.


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