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CPIM Part 1 Summer Class

Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 107,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.

Commit to Your Career !

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control. Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.

How earning a CPIM certification will positively impact your organization:

  1. Breeds a more knowledgeable, efficient, and productive workforce
  2. Break the Silo: Employees gain a more holistic view of the functions in their organization
  3. Creates a common language for employees to address challenges and opportunities
  4. Maximizes ROI on systems and technology within the organization
  5. Increases customer satisfaction and company profit

Live Webinar In-Depth training


9 sessions of 2 hours: from 16 till 18 hours

Summer 2021: June 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24


Training course CPIM Part 1:

18 hours Live Webinar classes + mandatory APICS learning system

  • non PICS-members: 1.275 € + 21% VAT
  • PICS-members: 1.185 € + 21% VAT
CPIM Part 1 exam voucher:
  • 480 € + 21% VAT


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This is how the participants in July 2020 experienced the Summer Class CPIM Part 1 crash course

“The CPIM Part 1 Summerclass webinar has given me a head start in preparing for my first APICS exam. Nico Vandaele explained the material very well, with plenty examples and allowing sufficient interaction by the participants. ”

‘The CPIM program offered by PICS Belgium is a high-paced, well thought-out introduction to Supply Chain Management. The accents put on key topics as well as the stories (experience) provided by the instructor help greatly to put the material into perspective and process the course content in a more efficient way.’

  • CPIM Part 1: module 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management

    Start your CPIM journey with universally recognized entry-level supply chain training: Introduction to Supply Chain Management

    CPIM part1 and 2


    • Demand Management
    • Master Planning
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • Capacity Management
    • Purchasing
    • Inventory Management
    • Execution and Control
    • Physical Distribution
    • Continuous Improvement



  • The CPIM Learning System delivers the most comprehensive, flexible and effective CPIM exam preparation. Designed using a proven approach for teaching adult learners, this system helps you understand, apply and engage with the content. Reading materials and interactive online study tools, testing your knowledge and decision-making skills, are incorporated into the study process. There’s no better way to successfully prepare for the CPIM certification exams.

    The Learning System consits of

    • Reading Materials:
      • Part 1: 1 book ~400 pages
    • 1 year access to Online Components :
      • SmartStudy tool, Section quizzes, Videos, Case studies, Flashcards
  • Attending the In-Depth training course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the CPIM Part 1 exams.

    • Learn from a certified instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
    • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.


    Prof. Dr Nico VANDAELE

    Professor KU Leuven
    Access-To-Medicines Research Center

    Nico Vandaele holds a degree Business Engineering and obtained a PhD in Applied Economics, Operations Research and Operations Management from KU Leuven in 1996. As full professor at KU Leuven, he is holder of the GSK Research Chair on Access-to-Medicines and leads the Access-to-Medicines Research Center. Nico Vandaele teaches courses in operations research, operations management and supply chain management.

    He is intensively involved in health system design, with current focus on immunization, HIV and neglected tropical diseases in a Sub-Sahara context, in collaboration with various international organizations. His other research interests are situated in supply chain design, modeling of manufacturing and service systems, the design of planning systems, sales and operations management, health care management and traffic modeling. Another research area deals with decision support systems for product design and development and (R&D) portfolio management.

    He is associate editor of Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, published in multiple OR/MS and OM journals, is co-founder of the Health Care Systems Engineering conference and is board member of the EURO WG on Humanitarian Operations and the WG on Stochastic Modeling.


  • Each CPIM exam part consists of 150 questions answered in 3.5 hours. Exams are delivered via computer-based testing (CBT) at test sites around the world.

    An Authorization To Test (ATT) is required for each exam part and is valid for 6 months. Schedule your exam after PICS Belgium has purchased the ATT for your. For best results, schedule your certification exam for a date that is after the end of your preparation course.

    Testing is available worldwide through Pearson VUE testing centers or online via OnVue.




Teaching language : English
Course material (developed by APICS) : English
Certification exams : English

KMO Portefeuille

PICS Belgium is recognized by the Flemish government as a certified training center. This means you can save up to 30% by using ‘KMO Portefeuille’. (DV.O102417)

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9  Live Webinar sessions of 2 hours: from 16 till 18 hours

Summer 2021: June 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23 and 24

Nov 08

CPIM Part 1 training course

November 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm