Retired Courses


CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 have been discontinued as separate courses – refer to the new combined (V8) of CPIM – Click here to view this training course

From Spring 2021 the Certified in Planning & Inventory Management (previously known as Certified in Production & Inventory Management), has been re-configured into eight sections as follows :-

Diagnostic Part Main Topic Percentage of Exam
I Align the Supply Chain to Suport the Business Strategy 22%
II Conduct Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) to Support Strategy 10%
III Plan and Manage Demand 9%
IV Plan and Manage Supply 16%
V Plan and Manage Inventory 14%
VI Plan, Manage, and Execute Detailed Schedules 12%
VII Plan and Manage Distribution 3%
VIII Manage Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology 14%
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Update of CPIM materials from version 6.x to version 7.x Spring 2021

We will guide our clients through this to ensure a smooth transition. The final day to purchase v 6.x Learning System is planned for 25th February 2021, with v6 exam credits available for purchase until 30th March 2021 – meaning an ATT conversion deadline of 30th September, (Re-sits after that date will be the v7 exam) and the v6 exam being discontinued April 2nd 2022. Whilst there are pre-sale opportunities for CPIM v7.0 materials from the end of Feb, the CPIM v7.0 exam launch date is 31st March 2021. This long overlap period should ensure peace of mind for any candidates who have embarked upon their CPIM journey late 2020 or early 2021 using v6.x materials.

Note, APICS / ASCM have recently changed the criteria, now CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 must be passed within 3 years of each other to obtain certification.

The CPIM Part 2 course – which replaces the previous four separate exam courses (MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR), explores in greater depth many of the topics introduced in the CPIM Part 1. The version 6.x exam will be split into the following four topic areas :-

CPIM Part 1
ECM Diagnostic Part version 6.x Topic Area Covered Percentage of Exam
I Master Planning of Resources
A) Demand Management
B) Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)
C) Master Scheduling
D) Distribution Planning
II Detailed Scheduling & Planning
A) Inventory Management
B) Planning Material Requirements to support the Master Schedule
C) Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan
D) Planning Procurement and External Sources of Supply
III Execution & Control of Operations
A) Execution of Operations
B) Control of Operations
C) Quality, Communication, and Continuous Improvement
D) Design Concepts and Trade-Offs
IV Strategic management of Resources
A) Understanding the Business Environment and Developing Corporate Strategy
B) Developing the Operations Strategy
C) Implementing the Operations Strategy
CPIM Part 2
The Streamlining of the APICS CPIM Certification Exams