Certified in planning and inventory management


APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) is an internationally recognised course on operations management at a higher professional level.

The curriculum reflects the latest insights into production logistics, supply chain management and business process improvement.

Globalisation of production has led to a strong and growing demand for personnel who can operate as part of long production chains.

The APICS CPIM training course is for professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest knowledge and technologies in the field of operations management. It is a study that enjoys global industry acceptance.

How do you become CPIM Certified?

By passing the two part exams, Part 1 & Part 2, candidates acquire the APICS CPIM certificate and the internationally recognized and values title.

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Part 1

Key to this module are the guiding concepts for controlling an organisation’s value streams. In addition to this, you get oversight of the material flow from internal and external suppliers, through the organisation and to the customers.

Part 2: In-depth study of the concepts in Part 1.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Developing the strategy and the relationship with the business’s production processes.
  • What needs to be produced and delivered, and control over the feasibility of the planning. Stock control.
  • Detailed material and capacity plans are aligned with the production of finished products.
  • Prioritising and allocating production and purchase orders, carrying out scheduled activities.

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Preparing for the CPIM exams

Criteria for success:

  • Bachelor level or college level of intellectual ability with sufficient experience in operations management
  • Good reading skills in English, (the textbooks and the exams are in English).
  • The correct study material, i.e. the compulsory APICS CPIM Learning System. (books and online system).
  • Preferably some work experience in a production environment.
  • Taking/having enough study time for preparation and homework and having an active, participatory attitude during lessons.
  • Taking the exam as soon as possible after completing the course.

Pricing and packages

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CPIM All-in package

Parts 1 and 2
  • Books + APICS online learning system
  • lessons + exams for Parts 1 and 2
  • APICS membership one year
  • One year of Het Doel membership
€ 4485,- excluding VAT
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CPIM Teaching package

Teaching packages
  • Books + APICS online learning system
  • Traditional classes or virtual classes
€ 3700,- excluding VAT

Dates and locations

Several times a year we offer group training APICS CPIM in evening and/or day training.

We offer our APICS CPIM courses at centrally located and easily accessible locations in the Netherlands and Germany


  • Amsterdam
  • Apeldoorn
  • Breda
  • Den Bosch
  • Eindhoven
  • Hengelo
  • Maastricht
  • Rotterdam
  • Utrecht
  • Weert
  • Zwolle


  • Cologne
  • Düsseldorf Dld.

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