ASCM - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)



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6/12/2021 (Monday)



On this accelerated Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) course you’ll gain the skills to become an operations expert.

In just 6 days you’ll acquire a deep understanding of the following skills and how they apply across the extended supply chain:

  • Materials Management
  • Master Scheduling
  • Forecasting
  • Production Planning

At the end of this accelerated course, you’ll sit the CPIM Part 1 & 2 Exams and achieve your CPIM certification.

Firebrands Lecture | Lab | Review methodology will allow you to train at twice the speed of traditional training in a distraction-free environment.


This course is perfect for professionals working in production and industry control. Once you gain your CPIM certification you’ll be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system

The APICS certification sets a global standard for outstanding professional quality in the manufacturing and service industry. With the certification, you not only gain and prove operational expertise but also understand the strategic and tactical background. They impart basic knowledge and concepts to generate strategic and tactical advantages.

To date, over 107,000 CPIM, over 21,000 CSCP and more than 1,000 CLTD certifications (since the program started in 2016) have been successfully completed worldwide.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 108,357 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


CPIM Part 1:

  • Module 1 - Supply Chain Overview
  • Module 2 - Fundamentals of Demand Management
  • Module 3 - Plan Supply
  • Module 4 - Executing the Supply Plan
  • Module 5 - Inventory Management
  • Module 6 - Continuous Improvement and Quality Management and Technologies

CPIM Part 2:

  • Module 1 - Strategy
  • Module 2 - Sales and Operations Planning
  • Module 3 - Demand
  • Module 4 - Supply
  • Module 5 - Inventory
  • Module 6 - Detailed Schedules
  • Module 7 - Distribution
  • Module 8 - Quality, Continuous Improvement and Technology

Exam Track

At the end of this accelerated course you’ll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre covered by your Certification Guarantee:

CPIM Exam Part 1

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Passing score: 300/350

CPIM Exam Part 2

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Passing score: 300/350

Please note: to gain your CPIM certification you must complete both exams within three years of each other.

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are currently no prerequisites for attending this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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"I re-attended the course online after having attended the classroom based program initially. Enjoyed the session, although very content based, the tutor was good at covering all topics and had the chance to go over it again as revision. Would definitely attend future courses with Firebrand and select the same instructor. Very knowledgeable and thorough with his explanation. Made us think differently throughout the course."
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