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16 October - 15 November 2023

Online, International

APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) 8.0, Online (16 October - 15 November 2023)

APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) 8.0, ONLINE TRAINING (16 October - 15 November 2023)

The reconfigured APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management Program offer streamlined path to become CPIM certified and to gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company. This course will help you get APICS CPIM-certified!

Developed by  Association for Supply Chain Management (former APICS), the CPIM 8.0 certification is one of the best curriculum worldwide for professional training and certification in the fields of Operations Management including production, purchasing, logistics, and inventory management.

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain.

The CPIM seminar provides participants with the understanding to plan, implement, monitor, evaluate and improve production and inventory management in in-plant processes by increasing efficiency, maximizing return on investment in the technology used and aligning all activities. This addresses all internal and external challenges and opportunities.

Dates, format and schedule:

Fourteen (14) sessions (42 hours): On 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27,30th of October, 01, 03, 06, 08, 10, 13, 15th of November – 3-hour sessions from 17:00 to 20:00 EET time (16:00-19:00 Central European Time).

Minimum Number of Participants 6/Maximum Number of Participants 20

Location: - Online training - Time zones:

Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey (17:00 - 20:00)

Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Berlin, Munich Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Skopje, Macedonia; Prague, Czech Republic; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Rome Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Basel, Lausanne Switzerland (16:00 - 19:00)

London, UK; Dublin, Ireland, (15:00-18:00)

Riyadh, Jeddah Saudi Arabia (KSA) (17:00 - 20:00)

Abu Dhabi, Dubai United Arab Emirates (UAE) (18:00 - 21:00)

Seoul, South Korea (00:00 - 03:00)

Tokio, Japan (00:00 - 03:00)

Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal Canada (10:00 – 13:00)

USA Eastern time – ET - (10:00-13:00); USA Central Time – CT- (09:00 – 12:00); US MT (08:00-11:00); U.S. PT (07:00-10:00)

Method of Delivery: Virtual Classroom

During the sessions, you will see the instructor share his screen and show the course presentation while he talks. You will be able to ask questions, solve cases, and interact with other people. You need to have a good Internet connection and a microphone.

Major Session Topics

Module 1:  Supply Chains and Strategy

  • Section 1-A:  Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy  
  • Section 1-B:  Strategic Scope and Objectives 
  • Section 1-C:  Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy  
  • Section 1-D:  Functional and Operational Strategies  
  • Section 1-E:  Production Environments, Types, and Layouts  
  • Section 1-F:  Performance Monitoring and KPIs  
  • Section 1-G:  Risk Management  
  • Section 1-H:  Capital Equipment and Facilities 
  • Section 1-I:  Sustainability Strategies  

Module 2:  Sales and Operations Planning  

  • Section 2-A:  S&OP Purpose and Process  
  • Section 2-B:  Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans 
  • Section 2-C:  Reconciling S&OP Plans  

Module 3:  Demand  

  • Section 3-A:  Demand Management 
  • Section 3-B:  Sources of Demand/Forecasting 
  • Section 3-C:  Forecast Performance  

Module 4:  Supply  

  • Section 4-A:  Creating and Validating the Master Schedule 
  • Section 4-B:  Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule 
  • Section 4-C:  Material Requirements Planning 
  • Section 4-D:  CRP and Scheduling 
  • Section 4-E:  Suppliers and Purchasing 
  • Section 4-F:  Changes and Product Life Cycle Management  

Module 5:  Detailed Schedules  

  • Section 5-A:  Planning Detailed Schedules 
  • Section 5-B:  Scheduling and PAC Methods  
  • Section 5-C:  Creating Production and Service Schedules 
  • Section 5-D:  Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials 

Module 6:  Inventory  

  • Section 6-A:  Inventory Planning 
  • Section 6-B:  Inventory and Product Costs, Value, and Metrics  
  • Section 6-C:  Itemized Inventory Management  
  • Section 6-D:  Inventory Control 

Module 7:  Distribution  

  • Section 7-A:  Planning Distribution 
  • Section 7-B:  Replenishment and Order Management 
  • Section 7-C:  Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics 

Module 8:  Quality, Technology, and Continuous Improvement  

  • Section 8-A:  Quality  
  • Section 8-B:  Technology  
  • Section 8-C:  Continuous Improvement



Who should attend:

  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants, employees that are new to the supply chain looking to build and/or improve the knowledge for the supply chain
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in the operations management;
  • Organizations that have implemented or plan to implement ERP systems;
  • Individuals or organizations who plan to take the APICS CPIM (Certified in Planning and Inventory Management) certification

All participants will get:

  • Certificate for completion of the workshop ASCM CPIM 8.0
  • The new ASCM 8.0 Learning System that consist of:
  • Reading Materials (printed books and online via an embedded e-reader or downloaded for study offline).
  • Progress check questions to ensure you are retaining what you learn.
  • Pretest to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement. ̥
  • SmartStudy plan using your Pretest results to identify your most challenging topics and estimate study time.
  • Section Quizzes to test knowledge retention and receive immediate feedback.
  • Real-life scenarios in a Case Study designed to help reinforce key concepts. ̥
  • Study Flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts, and definitions.
  • Review Reports to track your results and progress.
  • Posttest with content drawn from the APICS CPIM ECM.
  • Practice Exams that are weighted and timed to mirror the computer-based CPIM exams to gain experience and confidence.
  • Resource center to access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips. Resource Center
  • Downloadable complimentary copy of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual and access certification information, exam study tools, printable flashcards, program updates, and more.


Price for course:

  • Save 250 Euro with Early bird registration, paid until 15th of September 2023- 2500 Euro +VAT
  • Regular registration – 2750 Euro +VAT after 15th of September 2023
  • Registration and payment deadline – 9th of October 2023
  • The price includes all training materials* and does not include the Exam price

*Printed books of CPIM 8.0 Learning system are subject to additional cost. For the quote of the shipment cost a delivery address including the postcode, contact name and phone number are required.

 Price for exam:

  • Exam Bundle (Exam and Free Retake*) for ASCM (APICS) Member with Certification Upgrade – 1050 Euro +VAT
  • Exam Bundle (Exam, APICS Membership and Free Retake*) – 1250 Euro +VAT


Candidates will ONLY qualify for Retake when they schedule and take their first exam within 180 days of purchasing their valid Authorization to Test and fail the exam


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16 October - 15 November 2023

Online, International


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

Instructor Profile

Chester H. Frame

Chester H. Frame, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, CPSM is an educator, trainer, seminar instructor and management consultant with experience in implementations and customer support for customers around the world. Chet is the founder and head of Border Business Consultants, a bilingual, international consulting and training firm focused on improving efficiency in materials, production management and processes through Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.


ASCM (APICS) is the world's leading association for supply chain management, providing education and certification programs.

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