This course is part 2 of a two-part series for those who intend to pursue their CPIM Certification. The Part 1 covers the Basics of Supply Chain Management and Part 2 has expanded to cover four modules of the previous version: Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, and Strategic Management of Resources. The new two exam structure condenses the time it takes to earn the CPIM Certification by passing two instead of five exams.

Expanded concepts managing the complete flow of information and materials is a supply chain from business planning and operational strategy through demand planning and operational execution including supplier management, inventory management, project management, capacity planning and continuous improvement which are covered in the CPIM Part 2 course.

This course applies to manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries.


Detailed Scheduling & Planning is one of three core modules in the APICS CPIM certification series; the other two being, Execution & Control of Resources and Master Planning of Resources,This course is intended for Operations and Supply Chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills and master the APICS Body of Knowledge terminology and concepts. This course is strongly recommended for anyone pursuing their APICS CPIM certification.

 Recommended Prerequisites

Students taking the course should have successfully completed Basics of Supply Chain Management, or one or more of the core modules, or have a minimum of 5 years working knowledge in the subject matter area.


This course is intended for operations and supply chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills, gain practical knowledge, and develop skills that can be immediately used on the job. This course is also designed for those who would like to master the APICS body of knowledge terminology and concepts with the intent to pursue certification. Planners, buyers, master schedulers, demand planners, inventory management, supply chain management, production control management, operations management, cost accounting, quality management, and other professionals who wish to expand their knowledge and ability in the planning of resource allocation will benefit from this training.


Students must have completed either CPIM Part 1 or Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) prior to enrolling in this course. Students who have passed the CPIM Part 1 exam or the BSCM exam may also enroll. Completion of any of the CPIM legacy courses (ECO, SMR, DSP, MPS) is helpful.

Topics and Course Content

This course will cover and expand on CPIM Part 1 topics such as:

  • Understanding basic business wide concepts, including understanding various supply
    chain environments
  • Developing and aligning business strategy to accomplish the business plan objectives in
    order to achieve positive financial results.
  • Managing demand, including markets and customer expectation
  • Understanding Material Requirements Planning (MRP) logic and the actions required to
    balance supply and demand
  • Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP) and manufacturing scheduling
  • Forecasting, Sales and Operations Planning, Theory of Constraints, and other
    continuous improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, and Total Quality Management
  • Physical distribution overview including related topics such as transportation and
  • Supplier relationships and sourcing strategies for managing the external supply chain.
  • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, ABC inventory control, and

Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand expanded concepts in various supply chain environments
  • Manage, control and measure the flow of materials in a supply chain from business
    planning and operational strategy through demand planning and operational execution
  • Apply supply chain best practices required to execute, control and improve internal
    operations and external supplier relationships
  • Apply concepts and strategy to align operations with customer requirements
  • Utilize the printed and online study tools to confidently take the certification exam of your

Time Investment

This class is 60 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over a period of 15 weeks.

Employee Application Employer Application