Certified in Production and Inventory Management


Recognized as the global standard of professional competence in production and inventory management

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The CPIM certification is recognized as the gold standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, companies rely on CPIM designees to maximize ROI and increase customer satisfaction. Through the CPIM, you will acquire the skills and knowledge required to execute, control and improve the internal operations of your company.

The CPIM certification highlights your initiative and commitment to gaining the latest expertise and skills in supply chain and operations management. Currently, there are more than 100,000 professionals who have successfully completed the CPIM program.

Who is this course intended for?

CPIM – Certified in Production and Inventory Management is aimed at professional working.

Supply Chain




ERP Users

Internal Process Management

Inventory Management

Operation Management





Demand And Supply Planning

Production Management

Buyer / Planner

Product Planner

Material Manager

Supply Planner

Supply Chain Analyst

Inventory Analyst

Demand Analyst

Why Study CPIM

  • Prepare for Success in the New Connected World
  • Expand your digital supply chain knowledge and capabilities
  • Validate your Supply Chain mastery and expertise through APICS Certification
  • Quickly gain fluency in supply chain frameworks and trends
  • Get noticed with increased credibility and recognition
  • Increase your salary – according to an APICS-accredited study, CPIM designees upto 24% more than their counterpart

CPIM program content

The CPIM course covers a broad range of topics to equip graduates and new professionals, with the skills and tools necessary to effectively manage the first stages of supply chain. This enables them to make operation planning, resource management and production more effective.

CPIM - Part 1

Explore the basic concepts within managing the flow associated with materials in a source chain. Inside the Basics, an individual gets a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your corporation.

CPIM - Part 2

This module focuses on exploring the relationship between existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain functions. These include: aligning resources, configuring and integrating processes to support the strategic plan at hand and implement change.

Explore and apply sales and operations planning (S&OP), master scheduling and distribution planning according to the conditions. This course focuses on producing achievable master schedules that can meet mid to long term independent demand.

We explore the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling such as material requirements planning (MRP), Theory of Constraints (TOC) and lean projects. We apply and understand each of the techniques in how we can use them in the real-world.

We explore and apply the various techniques required to mediate actionable plans into operational activities.

Study Options


Self-Study/Distance Learning

Study in your own time and when ready engage NZPICS to arrange for the exam.


CPIM Part 1 = 7 x 3-hour sessions.
CPIM Part 2 = 13 x 3-hour sessions
Public classes are held at NZPICS office in Penrose.

Corporate/Group training

On-site instructor-led delivery.
Customisable time-frame. Full-days and half-day as per your convenience.
Please contact NZPICS to discuss options.

All options include CPIM workbooks, online tools and the exam.

N.b. We recommend you complete your exam within one year of enrolment.

NZPICS Reserves the right to cancel Courses if minimums are not met.

Course dates

CPIM Part 1  04/02/2020 – 17/03/2020

CPIM Part 2  13/02/2020 – 07/05/2020

CPIM Part 1  15/04/2020 – 27/04/2020

CPIM Part 2  14/04/2020 – 07/07/2020

CPIM Part 1  10/06/2020 – 22/06/2020

CPIM Part 2  – –

CPIM Part 1  – –

CPIM Part 2  05/08/2020 – 28/10/2020

CPIM Part 1 08/10/2020 – 12/11/2020

CPIM Part 2  – –

Dates are approximate and may vary by a week or two.

Course Pricing


Includes work books, online tools and Exam

Part 1

NZPICS Members               Non-Members

$1,895                                   $2,095

Part 2

NZPICS Members               Non-Members

$2,095                                   $2,295

Out of Auckland Instructor Email Support


CPIM Instructor-led Class

Includes work books, online tools and Exam

Part 1

NZPICS Members               Non-Members

$2,650                                  $2,850

Part 2

NZPICS Members               Non-Members

$3,250                                   $3,450

Corporate/ Group Training

Please contact the NZPICS office for details

*Course fees excludes memberships, additional fees depending on your requirements may apply.

If a candidate has completed Part 1, then he or she has 3 years to complete Part 2 for CPIM certificate.
*Prices quoted above are subject to change. All prices are GST exclusive.

Exam Info

CPIM Part 1 Exam

The CPIM Part 1 exam – is 3.5 hours long and consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

CPIM Part 2 Exam

The CPIM Part 2 exams – is 3.5 hours long and also consists of 150 multiple-choice questions.

Exams are undertaken at an authorised Pearson Vue testing centre.