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APICS CPIM Certification Prep Courses

APICS CPIM Certification Preparation Courses


CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)

CPIM provides training to manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.  

The completion of these five modules and passing the APICS certification test results in the nationally recognized CPIM certification. (Note: EKU does not provide official APICS certification.) Upon completion of each module, participants will be given a certificate of completion.

The modules in the CPIM certification are:
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management

Examines basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. Course topics include:

Elements of the Supply Chain
Just-in-Time (JIT)
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II)
Demand Planning
Capacity Management

  • Master Planning of Resources 

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 Resoures

Examines three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Course topics include:

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

Who benefits from attending CPIM courses?

Employees working with:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
About the Instructor

Mr. Ted Lloyd is the founder of TJ Production Solutions, which formed 12 years ago specializing in production line layouts, WIP reduction and concepts of visual factories. Ted has been conducting technical training and APICS certification review course education for the last 12 years within the Central Kentucky area. He has been employed by Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Technology for the last 20 years teaching courses in Production Planning, Motion and Time Studies, Facility Planning and Logistic Simulations. Ted served on the APICS National Board of Directors as the Region 12 Vice-President for two years. Prior to joining the faculty at EKU he worked for The Heil Company as a project manager.

For more information or to register, contact:

Susan Cornelius
Phone: 859-622-6216

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