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Basics of Supply Chain - CPIM Part 1 APIC 1161

Production and Inventory Control Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

As the entry-level learning program, CPIM Part 1 introduces the material presented in depth in CPIM Part 2. Part 1 introduces the definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of products and services into, through, and out of an organization. Many of the concepts in Part 1 are expanded upon in Part 2. Part 1 explains fundamental relationships among the various activities that may occur in the supply chain network from suppliers to customers. This includes topics like demand management, plan supply, execute supply plan, inventory management, and continuous improvement /quality management and technologies The APICS CPIM program utilizes two exams in a progression from CPIM Part 1 – which covers the basics, including definitions and problem solving – to advanced CPIM Part 2 where we review these concepts in actions and how these affect the firm's ability to compete in the marketplace. It is strongly recommended that candidates complete CPIM Part 1 before tackling the more advanced topics in CPIM Part 2. If you follow this sequence of the two exams, you will increase your understanding and probability of success.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the topics covered in the APICS CPIM Part 1 Certification Exam.
  • Use the APICS CPIM online learning portal to comprehend the CPIM exam topics.
  • Show how manufacturing fits within and supports the larger supply chain.
  • Explain the use of distribution channels for a manufacturer.
  • Explain the basics of manufacturing planning and control.
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of various manufacturing strategies.
  • Understand the purpose and use of key performance indicators.
  • Describe the risks associated with failing to comply with laws and regulations.
  • Explain how an organization decides whether to make or buy an item.
  • Perform BOM explosions and lead-time offsetting to create a priority plan.

Effective as of Winter 2022


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