Master APICS CPIM - Certified in Planning & Inventory Management


6 days classroom +
2 Live Webinar sessions
in 6 months


18 March 2024 Basel
14 March 2024 Lausanne


CHF 5950 + VAT


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Master APICS CPIM - Certified in Planning & Inventory Management

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The Executive Master is aimed at preparing the candidate for the APICS Certified in Planning & Inventory Management (CPIM) international certification. Since 2023, the CPIM certification is acquired by passing 1 exam, which merges the old Part 1 and Part 2.


At the end of the training, the participant will take the APICS exam and will achieve the prestigious CPIM certification.


The CPIM program addresses in a complete and comprehensive manner all the relevant tools for corporate operational management. The course is based on the APICS Body of Knowledge (BOK) and is aimed at: .

  • Transfering the Best Practices to the Operations and Supply Chain Management Area 
  • Preparing the candidate for CPIM Certification (Certified in Planning & Inventory Management) 
  • Promoting the transition from knowledge to skills

Download the Success Stories of some of the companies that have relied on our school and watch the Video with the CEO of APICS, the President of Advance and the testimonies of the Supply Chain Leaders.


Advance also offers in house training programs upon request.


  • Teaching plan

    The course is structured  in 7 training days, delivered in 6 classroom days and 2 Live Webinar sessions. The detailed programme is listed below.



    The course is structured as follows:

    • A training phase in presence and with live webinar sessions
    • An individual study phase with distance support from instructors
    • Simulation of the exam with discussion of the results



    Strong interactivity, matched with exchanging personal experiences, enables participants to enrich their knowledge and address the problems they face from their companies.

    Teaching, material and the final exam are in English. 

    In order to obtain the CPIM certification, from 2023 the professional has to pass 1 Exam, which merge the old Part 1 and Part 2.






    Module 1- Supply Chains and Strategy

    • Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy
    • Strategic Scope and Objectives
    • Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy
    • Functional and Operational Strategies
    • Environments, Types, and Layouts
    • Performance Monitoring and KPIs
    • Risk Management
    • Capital Equipment and Facilities
    • Sustainability Strategies


    Module 2 - Sales and Operations Planning

    • S&OP Purpose and Process
    • Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
    • Reconciling S&OP Plans


    Module 3 - Demand

    • Demand Management
    • Sources of Demand/Forecasting
    • Forecast Performance


    Module 4 - Supply

    • Creating and Validating the Master Schedule
    • Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
    • Material Requirements Planning
    • CRP and Scheduling
    • Suppliers and Purchasing
    • Changes and Product Life Cycle Management


    Module 5 - Detailed Schedules

    • Planning Detailed Schedules
    • Scheduling and PAC Methods
    • Creating Production and Service Schedules
    • Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials


    Module 6 - Inventory

    • Inventory Planning
    • Inventory and Product Costs, Value, and Metrics
    • Itemized Inventory Management
    • Inventory Control


    Module 7 - Distribution

    • Planning Distribution
    • Replenishment and Order Management
    • Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics


    Module 8 - Quality, Technology, and Continuous Improvement

    • Quality
    • Technology
    • Continuous Improvement


    Additional Module for in-house courses: Serious Game (1 day)

    This application module of acquired knowledge, together with a qualified APICS instructor, is part of Advance School's Train for Per4mance program. The module examines the tactical and strategic choices to be applied in the Supply Chain to improve the P&L of a company


    For more information on the benefits, read the Success Story Advance - Case New Holland: Train for Per4mance

  • Who is the course aimed at

    The course focuses on the following professional figures:


    • Logistics managers and staff resources
    • Planning Managers and staff resources
    • Management Consultants
    • Production managers and staff resources
    • Plant Managers
    • Purchasing Officers
    • New recruiting staff to quickly enter the company in the Logistics or Production area
    • Personnel involved in the implementation or use of ERP systems


    In order to obtain the certification CPIM - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management, a single final Computer Based Exam (CBT) is required, which can be held at PearsonVue Test Centres located throughout the country.

    Regarding the exam's date, there are no fixed dates to sit for CPIM exam: it is possibile to take the exam when you prefer based on the Test Centre's availability, within 12 months from the beginning of the course.

    The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions in English, over 3.5 hours. 

    You can find the full list of PearsonVue Test Centres at the link: and under "Find a test centre" on the right.

  • Pricing and enrolment

    As shown below, the participation fees vary depending on when you subscribe to the course. Hurry not to miss the advantages offered by the school!



    CHF 5950 + VAT



    For registrations received 45 days before the starting date of the course, a discounted fee will be applied.

    The fee includes the official APICS learning material but it does not include exams.

    Contact our school to receive a comprehensive offer with Exam and 2nd Chance exam, at


    The course requires a minimum of 6 participants for the activation. Seats are limited in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructors.

    To enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: 

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  • Why choose the CPIM Certification

    "Do not miss the opportunity to stand out in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Enhance your skills with the Apics CPIM - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management program." »