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APICS CPIM Part 1

CPIM Part 1This course was previously known as Basics of Supply Chain Management but was updated late 2017 to include a selection of Technology Enhanced examination questions. In the CPIM Exam Content Manual  (version 6.0), APICS state that “The successful candidate will understand and be able to discuss the major management philosophies used in a supply chain. Emphasis is on manufacturing, but the examination also covers distribution, service, and retail industries. The understanding includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur. The candidate should also understand :

  • Fundamental relationships among supply chain activities
  • Basic enterprise resource planning
  • Introductory measurement and continuous improvement”

The course is split into four main topic areas as follows:

ECM Diagnostic Part Topic Area Covered Percentage of Exam
I

Business-wide concepts

  1. Supply Chain Fundamentals
  2. Operating Environments
  3. Financial Fundamentals
  4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  5. Lean
  6. Quality Fundamentals
  7. Theory of Constraints (TOC)
25%
II

Demand Management

  1. Market Driven
  2. Voice of the Customer
  3. Demand management
25%
III

Transformation of Demand into Supply

  1. Product and Process Design
  2. Capacity Management
  3. Planning
  4. Execution and Control
  5. Performance Measurements
25%
IV

Supply

  1. Inventory
  2. Purchasing Cycle
  3. Distribution
25%

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