CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management is the first of the two CPIM modules. Basics is developed as the entry course
into the CPIM program. In this course, one will explore the basic concepts of managing the flow
of materials in a supply chain. The course covers a complete
overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers,
to and from organizations. Professionals seeking to enter or
improve their knowledge in supply chain field, logistics,
materials management, operations management, ERP users, and
professionals pursuing CPIM designation should take this
Section A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
business environments, conflicts, role and objectives; ERP systems, manufacturing processes, product life cycles, supply chain
concepts and issues, materials management,
importance of planning
planning and control systems, United Nations Global Compact corporate responsibilities. Philosophy,culture and methods of lean manufacturing.
Section B: Demand Management
Demand management processes, characteristics,
principles of forecasting; forecasting techniques and process;
management of forecast, bias and error measurement.
Section C: Master Planning
Sales and Operations plan, production plan and strategies;
resource requirements planning, product families,
master production schedule (MPS) and rough-cut
capacity plan; relationship of the MPS to sales and the
ability to promise delivery. Inputs and outputs of master scheduling, time fences, avaliable-to-promise.
Section D: Material
material requirements planning (MRP); MRP
process; bill of materials; MRP logic, order planning
and control. Use of planning data, planning parameters,bill of material (BOM). Uses of BOM, expediting, de-expediting and changes to MRP.
Section E: Capacity Management
Capacity management, priority planning,
calculation of capacity. Routings, work centers, lead time components, load and cpacity, resolving differences, back-schedule.
Section F: Purchasing
Purchasing types, purchasing process
and control; value added roles of purchasing, objectives, purchasing management, executing the purchasing cycle, supplier performance and management.
Section G: Inventory Management
•Aggregate and item inventory
management, classification of inventory, functions of
and carrying inventory. economic order quantity
(EOQ) and other lot sizing methods; order point, safety stock,
level; ABC analysis and inventory performance, auditing inventory records, cycle counting.
Section H: Execution and Control
Theory of constraints (TOC), managing throughput, understanding constraints, bottlenecks, drum-buffer-rope applications, throughput
accounting. Activities of production and control,
PAC system; techniques of scheduling; shop order and implementation
Section I: Physical Distribution
Physical distribution, marketing, and production relationships,
distribution requirements planning;
warehousing activities; transportation modes. Shipping costs, reverse logistics, location systems, public and private warehousing.
Section J: Continuous Improvement
Uses of continuous improvement, culture, techniques and valueadd. Lean
concepts; hoshin planning, kaizen, values stream mapping, poka-yoke, 5S. Critical path method (CPM), use of critical chain, TOC. Using various quality control tools and techniques. Application of continuous flow, continuous improvement in
manufacturing; setup time reduction;
pull systems; relationships with suppliers; total productive
maintenance, employee empowerment, quality function deployment,
quality management systems, continuous improvement, total quality
management (TQM); costs of quality;
six sigma (DMAIC) process.