American Production Inventory Control Society APICS

American Production Inventory Control Society APICS

APICS Certification Review Workshops

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Beginning Fall 2016 - CPIM

The production management program is a structured series of courses designed to help the student take charge of planning and controlling the production, manufacturing and inventory systems within a company or organization. Offered by the University College of the Pennsylvania State University, the courses include topics corresponding to those specified for individual examinations in the Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). Students who do not want to take the entire sequence are welcomed to take any course or courses that interest them. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of five production management courses.

The program offers an opportunity for professional development in the exciting and challenging field of production planning and inventory control. The principal objectives of the program are the development of concepts and ideas, as well as providing an opportunity for self-improvement for all participants.

Who should earn the CPIM designation?
A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in: 

  • Production and inventory management 
  • Operations 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing

Location:  TBD

Fee:  $700 per course (Fee includes APICS workbook. Note: Text voucher not included in fee)

Instructor:  Ed Daveski, M.B.A. in MIS, CFPIM


Basics of Supply Chain Management - OPMGT 5090A (30 hours)

Dates:  Tuesdays, August 23 - October 25
Time:  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This course covers industry fundamentals and provides a comprehensive review of successful manufacturing strategies to prepare participants for the Basics of Supply Chain Management Exam. Examine the basic concepts and language as well as the relationships among master planning, inventory management, forecasting, Just-in-Time manufacturing, material requirements planning, capacity management, distribution, production activity control, total quality management, and purchasing. Industry newcomers and those seeking to advance into management roles will benefit from this course.

Master Planning of Resources - OPMGT 5091A (24 hours)

Dates:  Tuesdays, November 1 - December 20
Time:  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Review for the Master Planning of Resources APICS CPIM exam including processes used to develop sales and operations plans; evaluate internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and gain an understanding of the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints. This course also covers developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment, and developing and validating the master schedule.

Detailed Scheduling & Planning - OPMGT 5092A (27 hours)

Dates: January 2017
Prepare for the Detailed Scheduling and Planning exam by exploring various techniques for material and capacity scheduling, including concepts and techniques of material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. New applications such as material-dominated scheduling and processor-dominated scheduling are applicable to the process industries as well as other mature production environments.

Execution & Control of Operations - OPMGT 5093A (27 hours)

Dates: March 2017
Prepare for the Execution and Control of Operations APICS CPIM exam. This course reviews skills to prioritize and sequence work, execute work plans, implement controls, report activity results, and create and analyze performance evaluations. Discover techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations. Explore the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans in addition to the control and handling of inventories.

Strategic Management of Resources - OPMGT 5094A (27 hours)

Dates: May 2017
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.

For more information, contact:
Debra Conway
Director of Continuing Education

Refund Policy
Due to demand for courses, advance payment for registration is required no later than one (1) week prior to the first class. Space cannot be held without payment. Cancellations must be received at least three (3) working days prior to the first day of class, or the student will be responsible for the fee. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.


APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The 2011 APICS CSCP Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It consists of four print modules and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provides you with a broad encompassing view of global end-to-end supply chain management.

Module I - Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

Module II - Building Competitive Operations, Planning, and Logistics

Module III - Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships

Module IV - Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management

Date:  Call 570-450-3136 for information.
Fee:   $3,500 (includes course materials and exam)