APICS CPIM Certification Preparation Course


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations. The APICS CPIM will help you to master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to topics like demand management, capacity planning, sales and operations planning, procurement management, supplier relationship, quality control and continuous improvement. Already over 100,000 operations professionals have earned an APICS CPIM a certification which is valued by thousands of employers worldwide and will make a positive contribution to your career development.

The APICS CPIM program consists of two modules which exams should be completed in the following order: first CPIM Part 1 and then CPIM Part 2. After each module, participants can take the exam at any approved testing center (http://www.pearsonvue.com/apics/). The application for the exam will be made independently by each participant and is not included in the course fees.

At a glance

Qualification: Certificate of Attendance Continuing Education

Duration: 4 days each

Comment on costs:
Part 1: CHF 3350
Part 2: CHF 3850

Location: ZHAW School of Management and Law, Winterthur Campus

Language of instruction: English

Objectives and content

Target audience

An APICS CPIM qualification is essential if you are involved in one of the following fields and would like to bring your professional career to the next level:


An APICS CPIM certification will help you to:


Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
The BSCM course covers the basic concepts of managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers. 

Part 2 contains the following subjects.

Master Planning of Resources (MPR)
The MPR section delivers knowledge of supply and demand planning for medium- and long-term independent demand.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
With the DSP topics, participants acquire a working knowledge of tools and techniques for operations planning and scheduling, including planning techniques such as MRP, CRP, lean, TOC, and project management.

Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
The ECO part focuses on different techniques to effectively translate plans into operational activities.

Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)
In the SMR part, participants learn to consider what they have learnt from a strategic perspective. This enables them to understand how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization.


In addition to attending classes, participants need to study independently for the exam.


CPIM Part 1 (4 days)
Course 1 2018: March 15, 16, 22 and 23
Course 2 2018: September 6, 7, 13 and 14

CPIM Part 2 (5 days)
Course 1 2018: May 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25
Course 2 2018: November, on request

Cooperation Partner Full Speed Systems AG
Cooperation Partner Full Speed Systems AG

Enquiries and contact



Roland Rüegg, Dipl. Ing. ETH
Master CPIM Instructor

Rob van Stratum, Master of Science
Master CPIM & CSCP Instructor

Offered in cooperation with

Full Speed Systems AG
Herrenrain 12
6210 Sursee



No previous knowledge is required; ideally the participant has experiences in operations and/or supply chain management.

Information for applicants

Both CPIM courses are offered twice times a year. A minimum of five participants is required.
Participants have to purchase the CPIM online learning system themselves. It can be ordered through info@apics.ch.

General terms and conditions


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