CPIM Part 1 online class

June 02, 2020
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Certified Production and Inventory Management. - Part 1 ONLINE LINE CLASS

Questions or Inquiries. Contact:   [email protected]

Note:  regisistraton fee and materials fee are seperate.  Both can be purchased at check out.   Materials will be shipped in 1-2 working days and your online learning system access immediately enabled.  Please ensure your shipping address is correct. 




  • 2 June to 11 Aug – 11 sessions - Tuesdays  
  • 630pm Pacific time zone.  1 HOUR PER WEEK
  • Will be via zoom meeting link  
  • First night will be orientation only.
  • Material costs are $590
  • $250 for 12 weeks at 1 hour week. 

This class will be via a zoom virtual meeting software.  Please ensure you have working mic and camera.  This is so that you can interact with the instructor.    We would suggest a pc or laptop in a quiet space.  Please test your software ahead of time! --- https://zoom.us/test

This class is the preparatory class for the cpim part 1 exam.  To obtain your cpim certification you must pass two certification exams(part 1 and part 2).  We may be offering the part 2 online.   Certification exams can be purchased via apics Vancouver.   This class will also quality for apics Vancouver free retake offer(must be an apics vancouver member).   Exam and retake condtions:   https://apics-vancouver.org/EXAM_Purchase_Instructions


Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

The CPIM Learning System delivers comprehensive, flexible and effective CPIM exam preparation and professional development training. Designed using a proven approach for teaching adult learners, this system helps you understand, apply and engage with the content through an all-in-one streamlined program. Reading materials and interactive online study tools that test your knowledge and decision-making skills are incorporated into the study process. 

Content Outline   

  1. Business-Wide Concepts
    In this section, common management concepts and techniques including: supply chain fundamentals, operating environments, financial fundamentals, enterprise resources planning, lean, quality fundamentals, and theory of constraints.
  2. Supply Chain Fundamentals: The concept of a global network used to deliver products and services from raw materials to end consumers through a structured flow of information, physical distribution, and cash. It includes managing conflicts that occur within the supply chain. Businesses are also called upon to demonstrate social responsibility in operating their supply chains.
  3. Operating Environments: Global, domestic, environmental, and stakeholder influences affect the key competitive factors, customer needs, culture, and philosophy of a company. This environment becomes the framework in which business strategy is developed and implemented.
  4. Financial Fundamentals: Basic financial statements define the financial reporting common to most businesses. Underlying costs and analysis terms provide further understanding of statement information and often serve as the basis for management decisions.
  5. Demand Management

 This section covers sources of demand for goods and services, including a basic understanding of markets, voice of the customer and an overview of demand planning.   

  1. Market Driven: Consumer needs, competitive sources, economic conditions and government regulations determine the demand experienced by suppliers.  
  2. Voice of the Customer: Actual customer word descriptions of the functions and features that customers desire for goods and services.
  3. Demand Management: Demand management is the function of recognizing all demands for goods and services to support the marketplace. Demand management serves as a key input into the sales and operations plan and master production schedule (MPS).

III. Transformation of Demand into Supply   

This section includes the design of products and services, capacity management, planning, execution and control, and performance measurements.  

  1. Product and Process Design: Design affects product and process, the resulting framework of planning system parameters, and the requirement for data appropriate in source, content, and accuracy. Collaboration with customers and suppliers will improve product and process design.
  2. Capacity Management: This section includes the function of establishing, measuring, monitoring, and adjusting limits or levels of capacity to execute all schedules. Capacity management encompasses resource requirements planning, rough-cut capacity planning, capacity requirements planning, input/output controls, and constraints management.
  3. Planning: Includes the process of setting goals for the organization and choosing how to use the organization’s resources to achieve them. These different planning techniques vary depending on traditional, lean, or Theory of Constraints operating environments.
  4. Supply

This section includes the actual or planned provision of a product, component or service and its sustainability.

  1. Inventory: The stocks or items used to support production (raw materials and work-in-process items), supporting activities (maintenance, repair, and operating supplies), and customer service (finished goods and service parts).
  2. Purchasing Cycle: The function and responsibility for understanding demand, sourcing, procuring materials, supplies, or services, receiving goods, and approving invoices for payment.
  3. Distribution: The activities associated with the movement of material between the supplier, manufacturer, and customer. These activities encompass the functions of transportation, warehousing, inventory control, material handling, order administration, site and location analysis, industrial packaging, data processing, and the communications network necessary for effective management. It includes all activities related to physical distribution, as well as the return of goods to the manufacturer.

Your instructor:

Manly Sitter, CPIM, CSCP

Associate Instructor | Manly Sitter is an experienced information systems specialist with over 26 years of dedication to the airline catering industry serving in various production planning, training, and information systems roles implementing, training and using some of the leading airline catering software systems solutions.  Manly is an active member of the Vancouver APICS Chapter Board and has been enjoying instructing CPIM courses these past 4 years.






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