Certified Production & Inventory Management





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Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Courses at COCC
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CPIM Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management - Registration is Open for Course Starting September 24
This is part one of the two-part course for production and inventory management personnel and CPIM (Certified in Purchasing & Inventory Management) candidates. This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing. Weekly evening sessions will be facilitated online. The final classroom session will be a review and preparation for CPIM exam.

Online sessions 6:00-8:30pm: Monday evenings 9/24-11/5/19
Classroom session Saturday, 11/10 from 9:00am-4:00pm
$1295 includes materials/books/online study tools
Registration deadline is 9/17 by 12:00pm to order materials.

Register Online Now or call 541.383.7270

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New Streamlined Format – Take Two Exams to Earn Your CPIM
COCC Courses to Prepare for the Two Exams Planned for Fall 2018 & Winter/Spring 2019

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is one of the most recommended certification by employers world-wide.  The CPIM program offers in-depth education for individuals in the operations and supply chain management profession covering topics from demand management, material planning, capacity planning, supplier and customer relationship management, quality control, and continuous improvement.

If interested, please add your name to our interest list using the link at the bottom of the page. 

Why you should earn your CPIM designation:

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Increase your hiring potential
  • Reduce your organization’s costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

About the CPIM Courses at COCC
The reconfigured CPIM program (effective July 2017) includes two courses to prepare you for the two CPIM exams (CPIM–Part 1 and CPIM–Part 2).  The COCC courses rely heavily on self-study using the APICS CPIM Learning System (materials included in course fee). The weekly virtual sessions will reinforce and discuss concepts to apply to the workplace.

The CPIM-Part 1 course covers basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. NOTE: The CPIM–Part 1 covers the same content as the Basics of Supply Management in the five course format. If you have successfully completed the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam, you will study for CPIM-Part 2.
CPIM Part 1 Course Content (pdf)

The CPIM-Part 2 course covers the planning and execution hierarchy from high level planning to detailed shop-floor management. Part 2 studies content from Part 1 in greater detail, providing a framework for planning and decision making that examines the strategies and their implications on the operations functions throughout the supply chain.
CPIM Part 2 Course Content (pdf)

The course to prepare for the CPIM-Part 2 exam is tentatively scheduled to begin in mid-January, 2019 and end in mid-April, 2019. The final session will be on a Saturday in April to prepare for the exam (14 week course).

About the CPIM Exams
The COCC courses are designed to prepare you for the exams. The course fee does not include the exam fees. You will register and pay for the exams directly through APICS. The tests can be taken locally at the Pearson Vue testing center (COCC’s Testing Center). For more information, see http://www.apics.org/credentials-education/credentials/cpim/exams.


If interested, please add your name to our CPIM Interest List. Information will be emailed to you as it becomes available.