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Starting Q4/2017, you will find the detailed content of the CPIM Part I seminar here.

Course Language: English

Training Schedule

3,5 days 12.00 - 18.00 08.30 - 17.30 08.30 - 17.30 08.30 - 17.00

An event is planned on the second evening.

Dates, Venues and Hotels

March 6-9, 2018: Vienna
Hotel & Palais Strudlhof

April 24-27, 2018: Düsseldorf
Lindner Congress Hotel

June 11-14, 2018: Munich
Novotel München City

September 11-14, 2018: Hamburg
Hotel Hafen Hamburg

November 12-15, 2018: Berlin
Ameron Hotel Abion Spreebogen Berlin

Seminar Fee

€ 2.275,- plus VAT

included: training material (APICS Participant Workbooks with CPIM Content Manual, 1 APICS Dictionary, APICS Study Tool), lunch and refreshment at the seminar hotel.


seminar overview


Questions about seminar organization?

Christine Matzner

Questions about seminar content?

Ines Ottensarndt

Tel. +49 (0) 89 857 6146

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) – Part 1

The CPIM Part 1 seminar is the fundamental introduction into Supply Chain and Operations Management and will replace the "Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)" starting January, 2018. It is the first module of the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) education. This seminar explains Supply Chain terminology and basic concepts related to managing the complete flow of materials from suppliers to customers. Not only is the flow of materials covered in the CPIM Part 1, but also information and cash flow in context in value chain processes. In addition, the course addresses types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning, capacity management, production activity control, purchasing, inventory management, distribution, qualitiy management, and Just-in-Time manufacturing.

Target Group

  • Professionals with little experience in supply chain management
  • Professionals who are not directly concerned with logistic functions but who are involved in an industrial reorganization project
  • Supply Chain operatives to test and to refresh their knowledge
  • Engineering and Sales undergarduate students wishing to aquire the key terminology and fundamental concepts of Supply Chain management as it is used in companies
  • Employees who would like to receive the certification Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)


  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Forecasting
  • Master Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Physical Distribution
  • Purchasing
  • Lean & Quality Management
  • Theory of Constraints (TOC)

Entrance Requirements


Natalie Frankenberger
Julien Atgé
Thilo Lindner
Stefan Hoogervorst


Intensive and interactive: seminar, exercise, simulation game, discussion


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) entails 2 APICS exams. A candidate who passes both exams obtains the CPIM status and will receive a personalized certificate "Certified in Production and Inventory Management". The CPIM Part 1 is the first exam, the CPIM Part 2 the second.