CPIM Review Program / Prep Courses
The Naveen Jindal School of Management (JSOM) provides a CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) review program (Prep Courses) to assist only JSOM students (at this point it is not open to public) in preparation for the five exams by APICS. The prep courses help students to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations.
Our prep courses help MS SCM students to explore careers in the areas of:
- Production and inventory management
- Supply chain management
- Materials management
Benefits to our JSOM MS SCM Students:
- Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management
- Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within organization
- Master the tools needed to effectively manage global supply chain activities
- Gain knowledge to apply principles of ERP software within organization
- Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
- Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices
Basics of Supply Chain Management
The course covers the concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers including manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. It also covers the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.
Master Planning of Resources
The course explains how to apply the principles of demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, distribution planning and to identify conditions that require action. This module evaluates knowledge of both supply and demand planning for mid- to long-term independent demand.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Students will learn how to acquire a working knowledge of the tools and techniques for planning of inventory, including planning techniques such as material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirement planning (CRP) and lean projects. The course also explains the effect of using each technique such as standard measurements for inventory, materials, capacity and supplier performance and recognize when to escalate issues.
Execution and Control of Operations
The course explains how to translate plans into operational activities, define and apply techniques in the operations field. The focus will be on comparing actual output to plans and taking appropriate corrective actions, communicating ideas in a group setting and instructing others in tasks, explaining the release of work and reporting performance through data collection and understanding the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans.
Strategic Management of Resources
The course covers concepts that require a combination of elements and higher thinking within the entire CPIM body of knowledge. This includes knowing the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to operations and supply chain functions as well as understanding various business environments. It also explains how business strategies are developed and how operation strategies are implemented.
Bob Kohankie, MBA, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Bob has been an active APICS member as well as business concept educator, system trainer, consultant and adjunct professor for 35 years. His industry experience includes healthcare, automotive, textil, oil and gas, energy, high tech, DOD and has been a speaker at various conferences.
He recevied his BS in Industrial Management and Accounting from Miami University and MBA from Babson College. Bob retired from the US NAVY as a Lt. Commander after 20 years. He is also a Vietnam Veteran and is Submarine Qualified.
Terry Egan, MBA, CPIM
Terry is an experienced supply chain professional with expertise in inventory management, vendor management, distribution operations, manufacturing planning, contracts negotiation and global strategic sourcing. He has held leadership roles at Motorola, Verizon, Neiman Marcus, and Nokia.
He is a recognized CPIM instructor and has taught courses at local manufacturing companies and universities. Terry received his BS from DePaul University in Operations Management and an MBA in Management from Abilene Christian University.
Jim Hogan, MBA, CPSM, CPM., CPIM
Jim is Senior Director of Procurement for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Jim has 30 years of experience in purchasing, operations, manufacturing, materials, contracts, project management, supplier and customer relationship management and government purchasing. He has previously held a number of management and leadership positions at Steelcase, Applied Materials, Brooks Instrument, Carrier, Trane and General Electric.
Jim is a six sigma green belt an accomplished CPIM instructor and currently teaches Purchasing and Sourcing Management at the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his BS in Engineering Operations from Iowa State University and MBA in Production and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
Master Planning of Resources (MPR)
Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)
The cost of $850 and students will receive at least 132 instructional hours.
Based on the design, students can finish all five prep courses within one semester.
After successfully completing all five prep courses, you will be provided a certificate of completion at the end of the program. The actual CPIM certificate will be awarded to students by APICS upon passing all five exams normally administrated by Pearson.
Yes, it is strongly recommended to attend and participate in all sessions in order to gain the knowledge required to pass the exams conducted by APICS. Furthermore the certificate of accomplished would be issued only to students who have attended at least 85% of class sessions.
Well, the prep courses provide you with knowledge that prepares you to take the CPIM exams. However, participating in the class and not studying after the class would not help you in passing the exams. This means that students need to spend time and study (10 hours a week) outside of the class time to pass the exams successfully.
The registration cost covers the instruction hours and not the books or exams. Students are responsible for the cost of each exam which is $135 for APICS members. We strongly recommend students to become member of APICS to get discounts for exams as well as other valuable information and services.