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Certified Production Inventory Management
The CPIM is recognized internationally for its value to corporations and employees. The program is designed to develop specialized knowledge in the very latest production and inventory management techniques and trends. It is divided into five modules, each covering specific in-depth aspects of production and inventory management.

Participants must take an independent test and successfully pass all five in order to qualify for certification. Certification bulletin can be found at APICS site by clicking here. This administration is handled through Please choose "1. Select Category = View All, 2. Select Your Program=APICS The Association for Operations Management" and then proceed to register for your own exam. Pearsonvue is the new company which acquired the previous test administrator.


A step by step registration for Toronto site can be viewed here.

You can download the complete exam registration steps by clicking here

The new exam location for Toronto (after January 17, 2008) will be: 21 St. Clair Street East Suite 501.

Currently, the follow up and/or update your reservation, you may use the reservation number at 1-800-274 8399 ext. #4.

You may also want to call ahead to see if the center is open before you leave at 1-800-274-2615, St.Clair center ID = 5481.

Please note that this information is dated and updates may occur from time to time. For most up to date information, you must contact APICS.

CPIM courses are reviewed with participants and prepares them for the exam. The scheduling is flexible with 3 hours weekly sessions for 9-10 weeks or 3 full days of instructions. ABCAN's qualified instructors will deliver these courses at your own convenience. Please contact us if you have any questions.

    Basics of Supply Chain Management
    Master Planning of Resources
    Detailed Scheduling and Planning
    Execution and Control of Operations
    Strategic Management of Resources

Basics of Supply Chain Management
Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In the Basics you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.

Topics include:
  • Elements of the Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II, ERP)
  • Demand Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning and Capacity Management
  • Total Quality Management (TQM)
  • Just-in-Time (JIT)
  • Theory of Constraints
Master Planning of Resources
Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans and learn to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

Topics include:
  • Demand Management
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduling
  • Measuring the Business Plan
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.

Topics include:
  • Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
  • Mechanics of the Detailed Material Planning Process
  • Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
  • Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply
Execution and Control of Operations
Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories.

Topics include:
  • Prioritizing and Sequencing Work
  • Executing Plans and Implementing Controls
  • Authorizing and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems
  • Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback
Strategic Management of Resources
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

Topics include:
  • Competitive Market Issues
  • Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Organizational Design
  • Configuring and Integrating Internal Processes
  • Evaluating and Managing Projects