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3 September - 22 October 2024

Online, International

APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) 8.0 Online Instructor Led Course (September 3rd - October 22th 2024)

APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) 8.0 Online Instructor Led Course (October 22nd - December 12th 2024)

The reconfigured APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management Program offers a streamlined path to becoming CPIM certified. You will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all 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 curriculums worldwide for professional training and certification in the field 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:

Fifteen (15) sessions, each 3 hours (45 hours): On 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26th of September; 01, 03, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22th of October;  – 3-hour sessions from 9:00 to 12:00 EEST/EET time (8:00-11:00 CEST / CET) each Tuesday and 3-hour sessions from 10:00 to 13:00 EEST/EET time (9:00-12:00 CEST / CET) each Thursday. 

Minimum Number of Participants: 6

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Location: Online training, instructor-led.

Time zones:

  • Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey (9:00 - 12:00 and 10:00-13:00)
  • 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 (08:00 - 11:00 and 9:00-12:00)
  • London, UK; Dublin, Ireland, (07:00 - 10:00 and 8:00-11:00)
  • Riyadh, Jeddah Saudi Arabia (KSA) (09:00 - 12:00 and 10:00-12:00)*
  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai United Arab Emirates (UAE) (10:00 - 13:00 and 11:00-14:00)*
  • Seoul, South Korea (15:00 - 18:00 and 16:00-19:00)*
  • Tokyo, Japan (15:00 - 18:00 and 16:00-19:00)*

*Adjust to change in DST after October 27th 2024.

Method of Delivery: Virtual Classroom, Instructor-led

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 299 Euro with Early Bird registration, paid until 30/07/2024: 2,700 Euro +VAT when applicable.
  • Regular registration – 2,999 Euro +VAT when applicable, for payments after 30/07/2024
  • Registration and payment deadline – August 30th 2024
  • The price includes course fee, all training materials (CPIM 8.0 Learning System*), ASCM Membership with Certification Upgrade and does not include the Exam.

*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 – 1,050 Euro +VAT when applicable


Candidates will ONLY qualify for retake when they schedule and take their first exam within one year of purchasing date of their exam bundle and fail the exam.


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3 September - 22 October 2024

Online, International

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

Instructor Profile

Wolfram F. Irsa

Wolfram F. Irsa, MSc, CPFIM, CIRM is an educator, trainer, seminar presenter and management consultant with experience in implementations and support for customers around the world.


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