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APICS Certified in Production

and Inventory Management


(CPIM) Program
2017 - 2018

Have Lunch with APICS-Chicago


June 27, 2017
Agenda

 About APICS
 APICS CPIM program
 CPIM Exam Preparation
 CPIM Exam Details
 Questions

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Leading the Industry

APICS and APICS Supply Chain Council are the leading


professional associations for supply chain and operations
management and the premier provider of research,
education and certification programs that elevate supply
chain excellence, innovation and resilience.
APICS Products and Services
 Membership
 Research and Publications
 Education
 Certification

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APICS At-a-Glance
Membership About APICS
46,000+ members Professional association

100+ countries $27.6 MM annual revenue in 2015

Channel Partners 2,000+ active volunteers

195 North American chapters 90+ staff

103 international channel partners Headquartered in Chicago

47 countries, 5 continents Founded in 1957

Certifications
 Certified in Production and Inventory Management – CPIM
 Certified Supply Chain Professional – CSCP
 Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution - CLTD
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APICS Global Presence
 APICS channel partners by region

Europe
(39)
North America Asia Pacific
(190) (30)

Middle East &


Africa
(20)

Central and
South America
(11)

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Partial APICS Client List

 3M  Johnson & Johnson


 BASF  Lenovo
 Boeing  Nestle
 Caterpillar  Northrop Grumman
 Cisco  P&G
 Coca Cola  PepsiCo
 Dell  PwC
 Dow Chemical  Royal Dutch Shell
 DuPont  Samsung Electronics
 GlaxoSmithKline  Schlumberger
 HP  Starbucks
 IBM  Unilever
 Ingersoll Rand
 Intel
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APICS Body of Knowledge

 The APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK)


Framework is the basis for global industry standards in supply chain
and operations management.
 The APICS Dictionary establishes accepted terminology including
more than 4,000 terms for inter-organizational communication.

Standard terminology = clear communications = better


solutions

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APICS Education

 Create consistency and foster collaboration through shared best


practices and common terminology
 Reduce inventory and overhead costs
 Acquire ERP functional expertise to increase efficiency
 Improve contractor management processes

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APICS Certification Programs

 APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)


Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of internal operations
 APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Validates mastery of supply chain and operations management
concepts
 APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution
(CLTD)
Validates mastery in the day-to-day functions of logistics, distribution
and transportation

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APICS Certification Relationship
•Buyer/Planner •Customer Service
•Materials Manager Manager

•Master Planner Source •Production Deliver •Reverse Logistics


•Master Scheduler Manager Manager
•Procurement Mgr •Distribution Mgr
•Demand Manager •Production
•Procurement •Transportation
•Forecaster Outsourcing Mgr
Scheduler
Mgr
•Warehouse Mgr

Plan Make Return


CPIM CLTD
CSCP
Operations
Operations Manager
Manager

Supply Chain Manager

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APICS Certification Relationship

APICS CPIM APICS CSCP APICS CLTD


 Internal focus  External focus  External focus
 Primarily  Encompasses end-to-  Evaluate and improve
manufacturing end supply chain – logistic, transportation
operations including suppliers and and distribution
 Depth within specific customers activities within an
manufacturing,  Breadth across many organization’s global
service and topics, including operations framework.
operations topics globalization, IT  Knowledge and best
enablement, logistics, practices for today’s
service industry and logistic, transportation
more and distribution
challenges.

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What is CPIM?
APICS Certification Programs – What is your area of focus?

Inside the four walls of Outside the four walls Work in the “Deliver”
your company? of your company? and “Return” part of
 Product Forecasting  Supply Chain Design your company?
 Logistics
 Master Scheduling  Supplier Management management
 MRP  3PL, 4PL  3PLs and logistics
 Scheduling Operations  Transportation services
 Cycle Counting  Customs  Direct or indirect
 Inventory movement  Distribution channels manufacturing
 Transportation
 Receiving  Customer
 Distribution channels
 Capacity Planning Management
 Importers/exporters

Blog: apics.org/APICSCertificationBlogs Webinar recordings: apics.org/2017CertificationWebinars


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What is the APICS CPIM program?

 Internal focus
 Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory
management
 Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within the
organization
 Master the tools needed to effectively improve internal
operations
 Gain knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to
cover various critical functions within the organization
 Increase customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-
Time products and services

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Why APICS CPIM is critical to supply chain success

 The supply chain is all about cooperation and collaboration

 Supply chain management professionals need to understand the


interactions and inter-dependencies across the functions, and the
often conflicting pressures and imperatives of the various participants

 CPIM can provide tools to help you improve operations, increase


customer satisfaction and company profit.

 CPIM provides insights into how the various pieces work together and
what tools, approaches, technologies and measurements support and
encourage achievement of supply chain objectives

 A CPIM designation demonstrates a grasp of that knowledge and


documents the individual’s competence─for the benefit of both the
individual and the organization

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Who is the APICS CPIM program designed for?

1. Buyer / Planner 6. Consultant


2. Product Planner 7. Supply Chain Analyst
3. Material Manager 8. Inventory Analyst
4. Supply Planner 9. Demand Analyst
5. Manager 10.Supply Chain Manager

Source: APICS certification


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APICS CPIM Benefits to Individual Employees
 The CPIM program provides candidates with the tools they need to
effectively evaluate and manage supply chain activities
 Contributes to salary increase
 Increases individual recognition
 Increase your marketability
 Demonstrates level of competence and knowledge in supply chain
 Builds knowledge to apply principles of ERP software to cover various
critical functions within an organization
 Enhances credibility within an organization

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APICS CPIM Benefits to Organizations
 Aligning internal activities with business objectives to
streamline operations and drive profits
 Creating common understanding, vocabulary, processes and
frameworks within their entity to address their supply chain
challenges and opportunities
 Enabling interdepartmental engagement using a foundation
based on global standards
 Maximizing ROI on the systems and technologies within your
organization
 Boosting productivity, collaboration and innovation – when
organizations focus on supply chain excellence, they can
achieve 70 percent higher performance

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Updated CPIM Program
Legacy CPIM Updated CPIM

DSP
ECO

SMR

Longer time to certification Shorter time to certification


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CPIM Transformed for Today’s Busy Professionals
 Streamlined certification experience.

 Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in


a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy
supply chain professionals.

 Prepare for and pass only 2 exams, CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part
2 to earn the CPIM credential.

 Simplified and focused study materials condenses the time it


takes to prepare for the CPIM exam.

 The new CPIM Learning System is a proven APICS certification


preparation method that combines reading materials with online
practice tests and tools.

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What is the transformed APICS CPIM program?

 CPIM Part 1 is for all supply chain professionals – there are no work or
education experience requirements to get started.
 CPIM Part 2 is comprehensive internal operations training for more
experienced professionals.
 Universally recognized entry-  Comprehensive supply chain training for
level supply chain training. internal operations.
 Foundation for earning the  Earn CPIM designation by passing both
CPIM CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 exams.

CPIM Part 1 CPIM Part 2


Module 1: Basics of Supply Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources
Chain Management Module 2: Master Planning of Resources
Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations

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APICS CPIM
Exam Preparation
The APICS CPIM Learning System

Reading Modules (print and digital) Web-based study tools


 Over 1500 pages of content  Access educational activities to
support reading module content with
CPIM Part 1 CPIM Part 2 over 2000 practice questions.
 Module 1: Basics  Module 1: Strategic – Pretest and posttest
of Supply Chain Management of – SmartStudy plan and Reporting track progress
Management Resources – Section quizzes, Case Study, Glossary and
 Module 2: Master Flashcards
Planning of Resources
– Practice exams - emulate the weighting and
 Module 3: Detailed
timing of the computer-based exam format
Scheduling and
Planning – Resource Center includes a complimentary
 Module 4: Execution download of APICS CPIM ECM
and Control of – Mobile access to reading modules, study tools
Operations and resources
– Online access for one year
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The APICS CPIM Learning System

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Current CPIM Additional Resources

APICS CPIM Exam APICS Exam Handbook APICS Dictionary


Content Manual (ECM) Exam Procedures 14th edition

 APICS test-taking tips


 Techniques for taking APICS exams video
 Learn It App. Available free through the Apple App
Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android

Learn It App
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Prepare for the Exams

 Passing the APICS CPIM exam requires significant preparation


 Create a study plan and stick to it
 Utilize the APICS CPIM Learning System
 Join a study group or instructor-led course for more support
– www.learn.apics.org/course-providers

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Learning Options
Delivery options to match learning styles and budget:
Instructor-Led Courses
• Combine self-study materials with expert instruction
• Discuss topics with your peers
• Classes offered by APICS Partners worldwide

Individual Self-Study Program


• Study where and when your schedule allows
• Reading materials and online study tool

Corporate/Group Delivery
• Volume discounts for 2 or more
• Choose self-study or instructor-led format
• Track group progress

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Visit apics.org/education-selector for more information
APICS CPIM Instructor-led Course Benefits

 Learn from an experienced instructor who provides expertise, insights


and one-on-one guidance.

 Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group


of internal operations professionals in your area.

 Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning


experience.

 Convenient hours and a paced course for busy professional.

 Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition


reimbursement.

 Reports track individual participant and group progress.

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APICS CPIM Instructor-led Courses

 Financial investment
 APICS CPIM course fees and schedule
– Actual fee, not determined yet. Part II class to be launched in October, it
will be a Saturday class 10/7/2016 thru 12/2 (6 classes in 9 weeks)
 APICS CPIM program: apics.org/cpim

 Local contact:
– Eric Schaudt, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P,
– VP Education APICS-Chicago,
– 847.989.8055,
– eric.schaudt@Comcast.net,
– apics-chicago,org

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Taking the
APICS CPIM Exam
APICS CPIM Exam
 Pass two exams to earn the CPIM - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2
offered separately

 Computer-based testing globally with Pearson VUE

 Offered on demand – no testing windows. Authorization To Test (ATT)


valid for 6 months.

 Each part contains 150 multiple-choice questions (20 pre-test


questions)

 Candidates have 3.5 hours to complete each exam part

 Scaled score range 200-350, minimum passing score is 300

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APICS CPIM: Exam Specification
CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 content areas and weighting:

Percentage
Part/Module Main topic
of exam
CPIM Part 1
Module 1 Basics of Supply Chain Management 100%

CPIM Part 2
Module 1 Strategic Management of Resources 25%
Module 2 Master Planning of Resources 25%
Module 3 Detailed Scheduling and Planning 25%
Module 4 Execution and Control of Operations 25%

Exam Content Manual (ECM) Preview available online at: www.apics.org/ecm-previews

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APICS CPIM Exam

Scheduling the exam when candidates


begin their studies increases the chances of
attaining the credential.

APICS finds that candidates who test within


three months of completing their preparation
have a much higher success rate in passing
the exam the first time.

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APICS CPIM Exam Pricing
Part 1 and Part 2
APICS PLUS Member: $495 each part
APICS CORE and Nonmember: $645 each part

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CPIM Program Information

For more information on the CPIM certification program and


preparation options visit:
 learn.apics.org/cpim
 apics.org/cpim
 apics.org/education-selector/cpim
 View the online demo:
learn.apics.org/cpim-ls-demo

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Questions?

 Visit apics.org/cpim to learn more or contact


 Eric Schaudt, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P,
– VP Education APICS-Chicago,
– 847.989.8055,
– eric.schaudt@Comcast.net,
– apics-chicago,org

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