Course Detail: MFG202 - Certificate in Production and Inventory Management: Part 1 and 2


The Certificate in Production and Inventory Management is offered in cooperation with the Fort Wayne Chapter of APICS. This certificate is designed to build an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within the confines of the internal operations of a company.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a Certification of Completion from Purdue Fort Wayne. Upon successfully taking and passing the APICS CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams, the attendee will be eligible to receive the APICS CPIM Certification.



Part 1

Basics of Supply Chain Management
The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain. Knowledge of the material in this module is assumed as a prerequisite for the other APICS CPIM modules, which cover similar topics but in a much greater depth.


APICS Learning System

  • Part 1 & Part 2 Student Guides - Over 1,500 pages of content
  • Printed Student Slides, excellent for note taking during class
  • Pretest & Post test - Test your skill before & after the course, measure your progress
  • SmartStudy plan & Reporting track progress 
  • Section quizzes, Case Study, Glossary & Flashcards
  • Practice exams emulate the weighting & timing of the computer-based exam
  • Resource Center includes a complimentary download of APICS CPIM ECM 
  • Mobile access to reading modules, study tools & resources 
  • Learn from experienced instructors who provide expertise, insights & one-on-one guidance
  • Network, share experiences, & discuss topics with other internal operations professionals
  • Obtain full access & use of the APICS Learning System for 1 year

This course is presented in conjunction with the Fort Wayne APICS Chapter.
"Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success"


About APICS:
APICS is the global leader and premiere source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

APICS recognizes the contributions supply chain and operations management professionals make to their employers and the global economy and has developed a comprehensive suite of educational resources, including:

  • Education, training, industry publications and research, and world-renowned certification programs.
  • Opportunities for career development, networking, and best practice sharing.
  • Local and global membership and affiliation opportunities worldwide.

Why Earn the CPIM Credential?

  • Increase your salary; on average designees see a 10% increase 
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65% 
  • Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
  • Reduce your organization's costs
  • Provide more value to your organization
  • Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers

This certification prep course utilizes the APICS CPIM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available. Attending our course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the CPIM exams:

  • Learn from experienced instructors who provide expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of internal operations professionals in your area.
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience.
  • Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

To learn more about CPIM Certification, Click Here

Part 2

Master Planning of Resources
Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and create an achievable master schedule consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

Topics include:

  • Developing & validating a plan of supply
  • Relating management of demand to the environment
  • Developing & validating the master schedule
  • Concepts for transforming sales, marketing, & business requirements into feasible & economical operations plans in various business environments 
  • Address methods for managing projected & actual demands from distribution networks & external customers
  • Explore methods for integrating sales & operation plans, demand forecasts, & customer demand into a specific master schedule



Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Understand the concepts of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and material dominated scheduling as they apply to process industries and other mature production environments. Become acquainted with capacity requirements and capacity-planning techniques, including processor-dominated scheduling.

Execution & Control of Operations
Focus on three main areas:

  • Prioritizing and sequencing work
  • Executing work plans, implementing controls, and reporting activity results
  • Evaluating and providing feedback on performance

Primary Learning Objectives Include:

  • Techniques for scheduling and controlling production and process operations
  • Explore methods for executing quality initiative and continuous improvement plans
  • Controlling and handling inventories
  • Evaluating performance and collecting data for effective feedback


Strategic Management of Resources

  • Explore new and existing processes and technologies related to manufacturing strategy and supply-chain-related functions.
  • Aligning resources with the strategic plan
  • Configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan
  • Implementing change


Class will meet in the following locations:

March 12, March 13, and April 16 -
Student Housing Clubhouse Classroom 127

The Student Housing Classroom location (Cole Clubhouse Room 127): Enter off Trier Road - across from Don Hall's Triangle Park restaurant. Drive straight ahead until you reach the circular drive at the Cole Clubhouse.


March 20, April 17, April 24, May 14, May 15, and May 29 -
Modular Classroom Building Room 143

The Modular Classroom Building location (Room 143): North side of PFW campus, directly east of Parking Garage 3 (P3).


Available Sessions - Click on date(s) below.