CPIM Part 1

BSCM is the entry module of the CPIM program.

This program gives you a good overview of the concepts, tools and terminology specific to production and inventory management. It provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization. It also explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.

Candidates who pass the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam will receive a Recognition of Achievement Certificate to acknowledge their mastery of the fundamentals of supply chain management. The BSCM program is a good backbone for both the CPIM as the CSCP program. Knowledge of the material in this module is a prerequisite for the other CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in much greater depth.

CPIM Part 1

The BSCM module is divided into four major areas:

  • Business Wide Concepts (30%):
    • Organization Fundamentals
    • Operating Environments & Manufacturing Strategies
    • Financial Fundamentals
    • Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP/traditional)
    • Lean/Just in Time (JIT)
    • Total Quality Management (TQM) Systems and Six Sigma
    • Theory of Constraints (TOC)
    • Impact of Environment on System Design and Deployment
  • Demand Planning (15%):
    • Market Driven
    • Customer Expectations
    • Definition of Value
    • Customer Relationships Management (CRM)
    • Demand Planning
  • Transformation of Demand into Supply (22%):
    • Design of Products (goods and services)
    • Fundamentals of Planning
    • Capacity Management
    • Execution and Control
    • Performance Measurements
  • Supply (33%):
    • Inventory
    • Purchasing


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