This course is part 2 of a two-part series for those who intend to pursue their APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification. This course provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow participants to better respond to supply disruptions, demand variations and manage supply chain risk.

CPIM Part 1 covers the Basics of Supply Chain Management concepts and terminology, while Part 2 covers Supply Chain applications of the concepts presented in Part 1. A candidate would need to pass exams provided by APICS for both Part 1 and Part 2 to become certified. APICS Exams are NOT included with this class.

CPIM Part 2 expands on concepts managing the complete flow of information and materials in an organization’s internal supply chain and operations including materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning, and how they apply across the extended supply chain. This course suitable for manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries.


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.


None. It is highly recommended that students enrolling in this class have a strong foundation in the APCS Body of Knowledge, by either having completed the CPIM Part 1 course or the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) course. Note: To earn the APICS CPIM certification you must take and pass both the CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams.

Topics and Course Content

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

  • Business Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Inventory
  • Detailed Schedules
  • Distribution
  • Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology

Learning Goals and Results

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

  • Understand expanded concepts in various supply chain environments.
  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory.
  • Improve forecasting.
  • Improve the S&OP process.
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning.
  • Work more productively with company’s ERP system.
  • Utilize the printed and online study tools to confidently take the certification exam of your

Time Investment

This class is 64 hours of classroom time taken in 4-hour sessions over a period of 16 weeks.

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