CPIM Basic Exam – Certified in Production and Inventory Management “Basics of Supply Chain Management” Exam:
The CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management Exam is the first of five exams created by the Association for Operations Management, also known as APICS, that are administered by Promissor and are required in order for an individual to receive a Certification in Production and Inventory Management.
This certification can be extremely useful as a resume-builder for individuals in the manufacturing and warehousing industries as it demonstrates to potential employers that the individual has an in-depth knowledge of how to manage the manufacturing process and the distribution of various products and services.
However, in order to receive the certification, the individual must pass all five CPIM exams.
This exam consists of 105 multiple-choice questions, 80 of which are scored and 25 that are not scored, related to basic business concepts, demand planning, the Just-in-Time (JIT) system, manufacturing resource management, transforming supply into demand, supply system management techniques including capacity management, and total quality management.
The exam-taker has three hours to complete the exam and there are no official breaks scheduled during that period.
The exam is scored based on a scale of 265 to 330 with 300 as the minimum score necessary to pass the exam.
To register for the exam, you must contact APICS to get a customer number and register online or by phone with APICS or Promissor to schedule a testing date.
The registration fee for the exam is $110 for APICS members and $145.00 for nonmembers.