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CPIM Part 1

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APICS CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management)

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 Production 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.

Ensure you’re prepared with PICS Belgium’s In-depth CPIM preparation course, designed for CPIM credential candidates. This intensive program reflects the new CPIM exam structure and combines expert instruction with the CPIM Learning System, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.


  • 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
      • Part 2: 2 books ~1,000 pages
    • 1 year access to Online Components :
      • SmartStudy tool, Section quizzes, Videos, Case studies, Flashcards
  • Attending the In-Depth preparation course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams.

    • Learn from a certified instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
    • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of operations professionals.
    • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.


    Prof. Dr Nico VANDAELE

    Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management
    Holder of the GSK Research Chair On Operations Management
    Co-founder of Athlycs, a KULeuven spin-off


  • 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. Visit Pearson VUE at to find the exam location nearest you.

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

Start your CPIM journey with universally recognized entry-level supply chain training. Learn the Basics of Supply Chain Management and prepare for the CPIM Part 1 exam.


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Introduction to Supply Chain Management

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




18:30 – 21:30


The first and the last session will take place in Odisee Campus Brussels: Stormstraat 2 – 1000 Brussels

at 5 minutes walk from Central Station
Public car park ‘Grande Place‘ nearby

Session 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be remote classes via online platform


CPIM Part 1 In-Depth Preparation course Hybrid 

including 6 training sessions (4 remote and 2 face-to-face) + mandatory APICS learning system

  • non PICS-members: 1.275 € + 21% VAT
  • PICS-members: 1.185 € + 21% VAT

CPIM Part 1 Exam voucher:

  • 470 € + 21% VAT



Prof. Dr Nico VANDAELE

Professor of Operations Research and Operations Management
Holder of the GSK Research Chair On Operations Management
Co-founder of Athlycs, a KULeuven spin-off


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


Fall 2020
November 9
November 16
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14


Tel +32 494/10 28 83
E-mail :

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)


Register here


Nov 08

CPIM Part 1 training course

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