APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)

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APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)


  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment through better forecasting and inventory management techniques.
  • Streamline processes, reduce waste and enhance productivity through proven production scheduling and control methods.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services when needed.
  • PICS Belgium accompanies you to a succesfull CPIM-certification : over 25 years of experience and more than 500 satisfied and certified participants !

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Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply chain.

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Explore and be able to apply the principles sales and operations planning, master scheduling and distribution planning, and to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.

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Acquire a working knowledge of the tools and techniques for planning of inventory, including planning techniques such as MRP, CRP, lean, TOC, and projects.

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Learn to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field.

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Move your learning to the next level through the SMR module that includes higher level thinking or strategic planning and implementation of operations.

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    • APICS –The Association for Operations Management – is a not-for-profit international educational organizer, known throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs, advancing productivity, innovation and competitive success.
    • APICS offers 3 internationally recognized certification programs.  These certifications are recognized worldwide as standards of professional excellence and quality.  PICS is the official APICS affiliate for Belgium.
      • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
      • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
      • Certified in Logitics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

    BENEFITS of CPIM Certification

    • Since 1973, more than 80.000 manufacturing professionals from around the world have turned to the APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) program to optimize career possibilities, increase specialized knowledge, improve efficiency and boost salary potential.
    • Professionals in the fields of operations management, production and inventory management, supply chain management, procurement, materials management, and purchasing who earn the APICS CPIM designation acquire the most current industry knowledge which enables them to advance their careers.
    • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.
    • Improve efficiency of your organization’s supply chain.
    • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.
    • Predict outcomes more accurately.
    • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies.
    • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.
    • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.


    CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in :

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

    • Candidates must pass all 5 APICS CPIM exams within 10 years to earn the APICS CPIM designation.
    • Candidates are required to maintain the designation every five years. More information about maintenance may be found at apics.org/maintenance.
    • Only the Basics module (BSCM) leads to a separate module certificate.
    • Candidates who earn the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) certificate by obtaining a passing score on the exam (300 or higher), and candidates who have passed all five CPIM exams and have earned a CPIM designation, are eligible to obtain a certificate. Notification will be sent via email to qualified candidates upon completion of the exam with detailed instructions on how to obtain. Candidates can choose from two delivery options :
      • an electronic certificate can be downloaded and printed locally by accessing their My APICS account, at no charge.
      • a printed certificate can be requested via a link located on My APICS Certification page.  The first requested certificate is complimentary (shipping fees may apply) depending on candidate selection.

    Preparation Course

    • PICS offers preparation courses on CPIM certification and certified participants.
    • The preparation courses follow the structure of the CPIM Modules and are adapted to the timing of the international exams.
    • Applicants can choose between 2 different training formulas :


    • Exercises are made and sample exam questions are discussed.
    • This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills in the field of production and inventory management for individuals who have little background.
      The course consists of 5 sessions per module.
    • The instructor presents the official APICS study material in detail.  Most attention is given to the most difficult topics.


    • This course is designed to provide an intense review of the certification topics for individuals who already possess basic knowledge.
    • The course consists of 2 sessions per module.
    •  A session typically contains 2 parts :
      • Overview of the most important topics
      • Class discussion on some typical exam questions

    Consult the APICS website for up-to-date information concerning the CPIM program.


    Full program (= 5 modules | 5 sessions per module)

    • non PICS-members  :
      • 4.095 € + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members :
      • 3.995 € + 21% VAT

    BSCM module (5 sessions)  :

    • non PICS-members :
      • 1.095 € + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members :
      • 1.045 € + 21% VAT

    Other module – MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR (5 sessions)  :

    • non PICS-members :
      • 995 € + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members :
      • 945 € + 21% VAT


    Full program (= 5 modules | 2 sessions per module)

    • non PICS-members :
      • 1.950 € + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members :
      • 1.895 € + 21% VAT

    Per module (2 sessions)

    • non PICS-members :
      • 465 € + 21% VAT
    • PICS-members :
      • 440 € + 21% VAT


    • non PICS-members and PICS-members :
      • 350 € + 21% VAT


    • These fees include all official APICS course materials and handouts.
    • The fee does not include the exam voucher (350 € + 21% VAT per module ).
    • The participation fees are to be paid upon receipt of invoice, before the start of the program.

    PICS is recognized by the Flemish government as a certified training center. This means you can save up to 40% by using ‘KMO Portefeuille’.

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    • If you have an APICS ID and email address in your records, but have not created a web profile, you can visit apics.org/forgotUID, enter your  APICS ID as the user name and follow the instructions.
    • If you do not have an APICS ID, you can obtain one by creating a web profile at apics.org/newuser.
    • If you have an APICS ID but do not have an email address, or are not sure if you have an email address in your records, you need to contact APICS Customer Service to have a web profile created for you.  Customer service can be contacted at service@apics.org, 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777 from 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CT.

  • The APICS examinations are offered in computer based testing (CBT).

    • The PICS office will register all applicants to each separate module exam on demand.
    • CBT offers the benefits of giving a greater flexibility to the candidate in taking the exam at the time that best fits their agenda.
    • Another benefit is the rapid turnaround of results : you will know the results immediately after you have taken the test, which influences the receipt of the certificates and the retesting.
    • Download the CPIM exam procedure apics-cpim-procedure-2017.


    • For the CPIM CBT exam you don’t have a registration deadline.
    • Candidates can purchase an exam credit through PICS Belgium.
    • Exam credits are valid for six months from the date of issuance.
    • Exam credits are non-transferable and non-refundable.
    • Please send an email with to info@picsbelgium.be :
      • your APICS nr
      • first name
      • last name
      • email address
      • name of the exam (CPIM)
      • company name
      • invoice address
      • country where you would like to do the exam .
    • If you already have an APICS ID number, please mention it into all future registrations to ensure that all your exam results will be linked to this unique number.  If not create an APICS ID on the APICS website (www.apics.org) by registering yourself.
    • Once I have bought your exam voucher, you will receive an ‘Authorization to Test’-email with instructions on how to schedule further your exam appointment (see below).


    • To schedule your exam appointment with the APICS test vendors, you will need to request an ‘Authorization to Test’ (ATT) yourself.
    • Before you submit a request, please verify that your first and last names in your APICS profile match the identification that you will present at the test center.
      • You can view your profile in My APICS :
      • There, you have the ability to change your last name.  If you must update your first name, you can contact APICS Customer Service at service@apics.org, 1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777.
    • Once candidates receive the ATT email from APICS, they will be immediately redirected to the Pearson VUE scheduling system.
    • Candidates will no longer be required to generate an independent account with Pearson VUE. Candidates are strongly encouraged to schedule their examinations immediately after purchasing their ATT in order to ensure seat availability.
    • Candidates will only be able to select an exam date that falls within the 6 month ATT validity period.
    • Upon scheduling the exam(s), candidates will receive a confirmation notice from Pearson VUE via email. It is the candidate’s responsibility to review the information within the confirmation notice to ensure they are registered for the correct test, at the correct site and on the correct date. If there are any errors or if no confirmation notice is received, the candidate must contact Pearson VUE directly.


    • You will receive a mail with all the necessary instructions.