Education and Certification Resources

Certified Professional in Inventory Management (CPIM) Series

JCCC Continuing Education, in partnership with APICS Kansas City chapter, offers CPIM exam review courses to prepare you for certification and gain knowledge to help you and your company excel.

The APICS CPIM designation helps you increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.  It will help you maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization and enhance your credibility at all levels internally and externally.   You will get the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities and gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions.   There is also a focus on driving customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services.  And will help create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

CPIM education is ideal if you have 2 or more years of experience and are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

 

Classes start Quarterly, please contact Standa Colley at scolley1@jccc.edu for schedule, pricing and any questions.

CPIM Modules

Hours

Sessions

Price

Dates

Location

Basics of Supply Chain Management

25

10

 

 

 JCCC

Master Planning of Resources

20

8

 

 

 JCCC

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

22.5

9

 

 

 JCCC

Execution and Control of Operations

20

8

 

 

 JCCC

Stratigic Management of Resources

20

8

 

 

 JCCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students must pass an exam for each module to earn the CPIM.  Fee does not include price of exam, $185 each module (you can take your exam at the JCCC Pearson Vue testing center).

There is a 14 day waiting period to re-take a test (no discount for the retake).

Getting started:

For more information contact Standa Colley  816-678-1437 or scolley1@jccc.edu

Or visit the APICS CPIM Website

CPIM MODULES

Basics of Supply Chain Management

This is the introductory course for production and inventory management personnel and certification candidates. This course provides the basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through and out of an organization. Fundamental relationships between the supply chain suppliers and customers are covered. The course also covers production manufacturing concepts, demand planning, transformation of demand into supply, and inventory management.

Course Objectives

  • Review manufacturing production environments and management approaches.
  • Build better customer relationships.
  • Understand demand forecasting principles and master planning.
  • Improve material requirements planning and capacity management skills.
  • Review execution and control.
  • Discuss purchasing/supplier relationships.
  • Understand inventory management and distribution

Master Planning of Resources

This course explores the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and assess demand and forecasting requirements, including development of realistic master schedules. The course addresses concepts for incorporating business requirements into feasible operations plans, managing projected and actual demand, and integrating those plans and demands into a specific master schedule.

Course Objectives

  • Relate planning processes to the environment
  • Develop and validate a sales and operations plan
  • Understand forecasting and managing demand
  • Learn use of the master schedule in a variety of business environments
  • Explore measurements to meet customer requirements and business objectives

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

This course focuses on scheduling and planning of material and capacity. Included is a detailed description of the material requirements planning (MRP) process to resolve problems utilizing various material planning and capacity requirements planning techniques. The course covers planning material requirements to support the master schedule, planning operations to support the priority plan, and planning supply sources.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the detail material planning process
  • Learn inventory techniques and practices
  • Understand MRP and CRP characteristics and mechanics
  • Learn to manage data and supplier relationships

Execution and Control of Operations

This course explains techniques to schedule and control production and the process of operations. Included are implementation of quality initiatives, continuous improvement planning, and control of inventory. Three main areas are presented: prioritizing and sequencing work, executing plans and controls, reporting results, and evaluating and providing feedback on performance.

Course Objectives

  • Review the spectrum of production environments
  • Learn techniques for scheduling operations
  • Understand “push system” versus “pull system” authorization and reporting activities
  • Learn process improvement techniques and set-up reduction
  • Understand supplier scheduling/control
  • Become familiar with quality management tools
  • Improve techniques for developing, evaluating and rewarding people

Strategic Management of Resources

Participants should be familiar with the information and concepts presented in the four previous CPIM courses (Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, and Execution and Control of Operations) before taking this capstone course. In this course, participants explore the relationship between processes and technologies and manufacturing strategy. The course includes techniques for aligning resources with the strategic plan, creating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

Course Objectives

  • Understand strategy development and deployment
  • Review the cost management and project management processes
  • Understand operations and project planning in business
  • Learn to measure organizational performance
  • Improve skills in managing change