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Certified in

Production
and Inventory
Management
(CPIM)

which focuses on all aspects of business. . APICS CPIM is the world-wide standard training for professionals work- ing in the rapidly changing world of operations management. professionals in the field of operations manage- ment. from determining strategy to implement- ing production processes. software suppliers and consultants. production. With their APICS CPIM certificate. APICS CPIM is a comprehensive business training course in operations management. stock management. Visie Partners This brochure provides information about the ‘Certified in Production and Inventory Management’ (CPIM) course. This brochure provides information on the struc- ture and contents of the CPIM APICS training course. Visie Partners is an APICS Channel Partner and has been providing APICS training courses since 1999. resulting in a smooth communication between companies. About APICS The American ‘APICS Association for Operations Management’ (APICS) has been the standard for training courses in operations management and production logistics since 1957. from stock management to quality control. The large ERP software suppliers use the conceptual framework developed by APICS and laid down in the ‘APICS Dictionary’ as a standard for communication. This is one of the courses developed by the American 2 APICS Institute. There are hundreds of companies in the Netherlands whose employees are APICS trained. supply chain management. In this bro- chure you will find a description of the contents of each of the five modules. Visie Partners complies with the stringent requirements that APICS imposes on training institutes that are allowed to use this quality mark. materials man- agement and purchasing prove that they comply with the requirements for the cur- rent supply chain positions. Being an Channel Partner. SAP and Oracle are only a few examples of ERP suppliers who use the APICS terminology in their information systems. The teachers of Visie Partners are certified higher vocational education teachers and have experience in teaching both students in higher education and profes- sionals.

The course and the final exam are in English. During the evening courses Dutch will be the language of communication. Prior Knowledge Required for the APICS CPIM Training The APICS/CPIM training is particularly interesting for people who wish to professionalize themselves in the field of production management. This training course is of great value for:  Management teams involved in the process of sales and operations planning  Materials managers responsible for the planning of material availability  Employees charged with forecasting and demand management in the context of their sales position  Consultants charged with the implementation of ERP systems within organizations  Operations managers who wish to build their organization and management system on clearly defined organizational choices  Master planners charged with the planning of the number of finished or semifinished products to be delivered for final assembly  Project managers responsible for projects aimed at the improvement of the information provision and optimization of the production function  Application administrators responsible for the functional management of ERP systems  Members of project teams charged with the implementation of ERP systems  People who. employers and customers. fulfill a position similar to any of the above- mentioned positions in a production environment. capacity management. stock management and choice of transportation. The course is recommended for people who followed (higher) vocational education / university and who have some years of experi- ence in operations management. . within a service organization. including order management. Reading skills in English are required. from forecasting the demand for products and services to the delivery to the customer.Benefits of APICS CPIM The APICS CPIM training program allows you to:  Improve and update your functional knowledge of production and stock management  Increase the efficiency of the processes in your organization and supply chain  Streamline operations by adopting a more effective organization of the provision of infor- mation  Provide more accurate business results forecasts  Optimize the return on investment (ROI) for business systems and technology  Increase the profitability of your company by optimizing stock levels 3  Gain credibility among your colleagues. production process management. When Is CPIM A Good Option For You? APICS CPIM training is intended for professionals who wish to develop themselves in the over- all field of operations management.

al. When you pass the exam. but who do not want to take the exams. You can register for the ex- am using an APICS registration number (ID number). Facilitators in other coun- tries can be found on the APICS website (www. After having obtained your CPIM certificate.org) for the latest information about the updating program.org). There will be a practice exam at the last evening (or day) of the course.apics. you will have five years to meet the re- quirements for keeping your certificate valid. you will take an APICS organized exam. This allows you to put the CPIM title behind your name. Course Material During the training we will use the latest available APICS material and supplementary course material recommended by APICS.eu. .  Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems’ for supply chain management.apics-exam. are entitled to receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’. There are also options to fol- low the course in the daytime.apics.al.  Visie Partners Electronic Learning System with online practice questions and fur- 4 ther study* *At the start of the training course the students will receive a user name and pass- word for access to the electronic learning system of Visie Partners Course Information The APICS CPIM modules consists of 29 evening classes. The course material includes:  The latest versions of the APICS CPIM Participant Workbooks  The APICS Dictionary  Introduction to materials management’ by Tony Arnold et. you will receive the 'Certified in Production and Inventory Management’ certificate. Please refer to the APICS website (www. People who have actively participated in the training sessions. for which you can register via www. You must be able to demonstrate that you have undertaken several initiatives to keep up in the field of the CPIM profes- sional. by Vollmann et. After completion of the course.

Some subjects that will be discussed in this module are: Inventory classification and stock policies Impact of Lean Production concepts on inventory management Techniques Used for Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Capacity management in repetitive manufacturing. Some of the subjects that will be discussed in this module are: Use of demand management and customer service Principles and management of master scheduling and capacity planning Organizational issues of master scheduling Measuring performance of the master planning processes Choice of Distribution Systems Planning and warehouse issues Module 3 Detailed Scheduling & Planning Once the master planning is completed and the planning schedule has proven to be fea- sible. which meet the business objectives and the capacity constraints at the same time. which indicates which goods and services must be manufactured or pur- chased. you will receive an overview of the value streams running through the organization from internal and external suppliers. In this module. process industry and service industries Developing a purchasing strategy using the Kraljic matrix Establishing and controlling supplier relationships . based on the availa- bility of stocks.Content of the Modules Module 1 Basics of Supply Chain Management Overview of the guiding concepts for supply chain management within the organization. a detailed planning for material and capacity plans is made. TQM (TQM) Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II) Planning Demand Capacity Management Lean Theory of Constraints Master Planning of Resources Module 2 This module is about decision making on a higher ‘planning level’ with regard to produc- tion output and about checking the feasibility of the planning schedule. This module covers the following sub- ject: 5 Elements of the Supply Chain Just-in-Time (JIT). This module fo- cuses on the importance of feasible schedules.

execution and reporting systems in push and pull in Lean manufacturing related to creation of flow and waste reduction Design and management of quality improvement processes Statistical Techniques for Evaluating product and process quality Module 5 Strategic Management of Resources This module outlines the proceeding of a strategic planning process . Module 4 Execution and Control of Operations This module is about the prioritization and allocation of production orders. Students will gain insight into various allocation methods. The operations strategy plays a key part in this. the imple- mentation of planned activities. quality management methods and continuous improve- ment programs and stock management. Subjects that will be covered in this module are: Developing the business strategy using analysis models for external and internal evaluation Process layout choices and competitive strategy Supply chain networks and rivalry Managing the Bullwhip effect in supply chains Sustainability and corporate social responsibility Choice of Key Performance Indicators for Evaluating Strategic progress Implementing and Managing Organizational Change   . Tools will be provided to help translate relevant internal and external situations and develop- ments into a business strategy that is appropriate for the company. Some subjects that will be discussed in this 6 module are: Techniques for scheduling production operations on execution level Sharing information with suppliers and customers to and use of technology Identification and management of bottlenecks in available capacity Authorization. the use of status and control information regarding the production and schedule status of the planning.

In addition to that. The latter two op- tions are customized tracks. Furthermore. With this credit.eu students can buy the required exam credit. please do not hesitate to contact Visie Partners Derk Kuiper Phone: 00 (0)31 598 381 274 Email: info@visiepartners. Students can now take the APICS exam on a location and date within a certain time period suitable for them. We can make you a suitable offer on the basis of your individual requirements. Starting from 29 course evenings.nl Address: Visie Partners Noorderstraat 223 AE 9611 Sappemeer The Netherlands . It is also possible to opt for the E- Learning version with oral support (by telephone or web conferencing).apics-exam.950. The training course consists of 29 three-hour evening classes.eu.org/att. Contact If you have any questions about the course. The students must register themselves for the exam.nl). the total study load will be between 50 and 100 hours. but is exclusive of VAT and examination fees. Examination Since the end of 2013. you will also need to spend some time on exam prepara- tion.apics-exam. the APICS exam procedure has changed. The exam fees can be found on www. Via www. Credits You will have to spend approximately 5 hours outside of class studying for each three-hour evening class. After this.visiepartners. official APICS course material as mentioned under ‘Course Materials’. it is also possible to follow the entire course as a home study course. 7 quest an exam on apics.Fees & Conditions The price of this training is €3. Study Methods In addition to the classical evening / day course on the basis of open enrollment. it is also possible to follow the training as an in-company training. Application If you wish to register for the course. please use the form in this brochure or download it from our website (www. This price includes books. one can schedule the exam on a location and date suitable for you via Prometric. one can re.

nl Phone: 00 (0)31 598 381 274 Email: info@visiepartners.www.visiepartners.nl Noorderstraat 223 9611 AE Sappemeer The Netherlands .