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Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) Module 1 of the CPIM

May 10, 2017
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Interface Sealing Solutions
410 S 1st Ave
Marshalltown, IA 50158

Central Iowa APICS is offering module one of five of the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) series. The program is in-depth education for individuals in the operations management profession who wish to improve their knowledge of production and inventory management. The APICS CPIM curriculum concentrates on tools, techniques, and knowledge for production and inventory management


Outline of the course.

  1. Business-wide Concepts

    This section of the outline covers basic business-wide concepts, including the various production environments used for the transformation process and financial fundamentals. Also in this section, three of the more common companywide management approaches (MRP II, JIT, and TQM) are presented together with their interrelationships.

  2. Demand Planning This section covers demand planning, including a basic understanding of markets and customer expectations, the definition of value, and a fundamental overview of demand forecasting.

  3. Transformation of Demand into Supply This section includes design, management, and control of the transformation process itself. The first part of this section includes the design of products, processes, and information systems used for planning. The rest of the section includes fundamentals of planning systems, execution controls, and performance measures.

  4. Supply This section is devoted to supply issues. These include the concepts of inventory, purchasing, and physical distribution.

    Further information can be found at Central Iowa APICS - Basics of Supply Chain Management

This class is a module in the CPIM Certification process. It can be taken independent of other modules.

Testing is not required but strongly encouraged at the end of the class. APICS recommends taking the BSCM exam first before taking the other CPIM exams.


$720.00 As a Member, this includes exam, training and textbook

$805.00 As a non-Member, this includes exam, training and textbook

$940.00 As a non-Member, this includes exam, training and textbook, and 1st year membership.