Course Description

Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 75,000 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. If you are a professional involved in production and inventory management, operations, procurement or materials management, the CPIM Certification is for you.

The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in this course. Manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries are covered. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. Knowledge of the material in this course is a requirement for Part 2 (see below)  which covers similar topics in much greater depth.

Course Outline

Topics include:

  • Understanding basic business-wide concepts, including understanding various supply chain environments; managing demand, including markets and customer expectations
  • Designing products, processes, and information systems
  • Understanding supply issues including inventory costs, functions, and metrics


Learner Outcomes

This comprehensive training course will provide students with information and tools to master the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) body of knowledge. It is the only single resource available that is designed specifically to help candidates pass the exam.  The learning system materials will include printed materials, progress checks, quizzes, practice exams and case studies.


Course materials are extra - $590

Text books and online learning materials are available via APICS Vancouver via https://apics-vancouver.org/catalog.php . Students should not purchase materials until course is confirmed as materials are non returnable.

Exam Fees: from APICS direct - $495 USD for members, $690 USD for non-members
Exam fees from APICS Vancouver Store: "plus" member pricing only $610 CAD

To purchase exams or materials go to: http://apics-vancouver.org/catalog.php
For further program information go to: https://www.apics.org/credentials-education/credentials/cpim


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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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