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Overview

CPIM is currently under redevelopment. The New CPIM will be available to students Fall 2018. Any questions please contact APICS INFO@APICS.ca

Introduced in 1973, the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) APICS (the Association for Operations Management) program is recognized internationally for its value to corporations and employees. The program is designed to develop specialized knowledge in the very latest production and inventory management (P&IM) techniques and trends, in response to the increasing complexities and technological advances in the manufacturing and service sectors.

The CPIM professional is able to apply actions that achieve results and predict outcomes accurately.

CPIM is appropriate for professionals working in positions related to these functions:

  • production and inventory management
  • materials management
  • integrated resource management
  • purchasing
  • supply chain management
  • finance and cost accounting
  • manufacturing information systems

Any professional who is a supplier to or a customer of the resource management function will also find this program valuable.

Benefits of CPIM Certification

Certification enables you to gain the technical and functional know-how, plus the confidence, to enhance your job performance and your strategic advantage. Join the more than 75,000 professionals who have earned the prestigious CPIM designation, and enjoy the benefits they have derived from their achievements, including

  • increased technical and functional knowledge
  • widespread recognition of professional competence
  • enhanced credibility with both employers and customers
  • demonstrated levels of professional expertise and skill
  • evident commitment to professional growth and development

Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Career Opportunities

CPIM prepares graduates for many roles such as, Inventory Control Manager, Material Handler, Retail and Wholesale Buyer, Logistics/Coordinator to name a few.

The Toronto Chapter of APICS maintain a Jobs forum on its website.

Entry Requirements

The APICS Toronto Chapter highly recommends the Principles of Operations Management (POM) courses be completed first for people new to materials and operation management or people working in positions that interact with this field. The five POM courses teach basic concepts, technologies and terminology of materials and operations management. For professional aspiring to APICS certification in CPIM, POM establishes a solid entry-level base of knowledge upon which to build and will be used in the CPIM review courses.

Any professional interested in expanding knowledge of production and inventory management concepts can benefit from the CPIM program.


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Courses

CPI099
Basics of Supply Chain Management
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Prerequisite(s):

This course is the suggested prerequisite to the other CPIM courses, but, it is not required.

This is an introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM candidates. This course covers basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.




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CPI008
Master Planning of Resources
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Prerequisite(s):

It is strongly recommended that the student first complete Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPI099).

This course explores the processes for developing sales plans, identifying and accessing internal & external demand & forecasting requirements, and effecting an achievable master schedule consistent with business policies, objectives & resource constraints. Students learn to develop and validate a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment and developing and validating the master schedule. They learn to transform sales, marketing and business concepts into a feasible and economic operations plan in various business environments. This course also addresses concepts and methodologies for managing projected and actual demands from distribution networks and external customers, as well as methods for integrating sales and operation plans, demand forecasts and customer demand into a specific master schedule.




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CPI007
Detailed Schedule & Planning
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Prerequisite(s):

It is strongly recommended that the student first complete Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPI099).

This course focuses on material and capacity scheduling and planning. It includes a detailed explanation of material requirements planning (MRP), a technique suitable for use in job shops. The course also introduces another material planning technique, material-dominated scheduling, which is applicable to process industries and other mature production environments. The course explains capacity requirements planning in detail and introduces other capacity-planning techniques, including processor-dominated scheduling.




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CPI006
Execution and Control of Operations
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Prerequisite(s):

It is strongly recommended that the student first complete Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPI099).

This course focuses on three main areas: prioritizing and sequencing work; executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results; and evaluating and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. It also addresses the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans as well as controlling and handling inventories. Finally, the course presents techniques for evaluating performance and collecting data for effective feedback.




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CPI005
Strategic Management of Resources
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Prerequisite(s):

It is strongly recommended that the student first complete Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPI099).

This course explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply-chain related functions. The three main topics are aligning resources with the strategic plan; configuring and integrating operation processes to support the strategic plan; and implementing the changes.
(For maximum comprehension of this course, SMR students should be familiar with the information and concepts presented in other CPIM courses before taking this one.)




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Modules prepare students to write the APICS certification examinations. Exams are scheduled through a third party testing centre.

APICS recommends that candidates take the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam first since it covers fundamental information which is assumed as a prerequisite for the other four courses.

Program Outcomes

  • increase profitability by optimizing your inventory investment
  • satisfy your customers by delivering products and services Just-in-Time
  • streamline operations by accurately forecasting to meet your master plan
  • increase productivity by using material requirements planning and capacity consistently meet your long-, medium-, and short-range goals
  • improve customer service by understanding and managing all aspects of the supply chain
  • gain a competitive advantage by maximizing your systems and technologies

Requirements for Success

Students should be prepared to do at least three hours homework per week to review material, prepare for weekly performance checks, complete assignments and review assigned readings.

Completion

Seneca College does not issue a credential for successful completion of these courses.

APICS awards a certificate to those who successfully complete all 5 CPIM exams.

Testing

Exam registration can be made by phone or mail to APICS. The exams are administered by APICS and conducted by a testing agent, Pearson Vue. Consult the Pearson Vue website (www.pearsonvue.com) or call Pearson Vue Customer Care at 1.800.274.8399 for more information.

All APICS examinations are conducted via computer based testing. For the latest information on the exam registration process, test dates, and test sites, please visit the APICS website at www.apics.ca or call 416.366.5388.

APICS

www.apics.ca

Program Contacts

Belinda Becker
Program Assistant
Belinda.Becker@senecacollege.ca
416.491.5050 x22797


Emiliano Introcaso
Academic Program Manager
Emiliano.Introcaso@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.24043


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.