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Logistics & Supply Chain Management

We have produced the largest chain of Supply Chain professionals in the Middle East region. We offer extensive range of supply chain management certifications – CISCP, CISCM, CIWIM, CSCP, CILT, CIVM and more, targeted to upgrade a wide range of skillsets for multiple functionalities in the logistics and supply chain industry.

CPIM 8.0- Certified in Planning & Inventory Management 8.0

Course Methodology

The Certified in Planning & Inventory Management (CPIM 8.0) course utilizes a variety of individual and team exercises, case studies, assessments, videos and group discussions.

Course Objectives

Upon completing CPIM 8.0, participants will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve planning and forecasting
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Utilize the company’s ERP system more productively


Target Audience

The APICS CPIM 8.0 is designed for professionals across the supply chain, like Buyers/Planners, Product Planners, Material Managers, Supply Planners, Managers, Consultants, Supply Chain Analysts, Inventory Analysts, Demand Analysts or Supply Chain Managers.


Target Competencies

  • Procurement Planning Strategies
  • Demand Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Schedule Planning
  • Order Management

APICS CPIM 8.0 is a comprehensive program that incorporates the industry’s best practices and strategies to equip supply chain professionals to drive efficient planning and operations in procurement. It combines the crux of CPIM Parts 1 & 2.

CPIM 8.0 is divided into 8 modules:

Module 1: Supply Chains and Strategy


  • Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy
  • Strategic Scope and Objectives
  • Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy
  • Functional and Operational Strategies Section E: Environments, Types, and Layouts Performance Monitoring and KPIs
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Equipment and Facilities
  • Sustainability Strategies


 Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning

  • S&OP Purpose and Process
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
  • Reconciling S&OP Plans

Module 3: Demand

  • Demand Management
  • Sources of Demand/Forecasting
  • Forecast Performance

Module 4: Supply

  • Creating and Validating the Master Schedule
  • Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • CRP and Scheduling
  • Suppliers and Purchasing
  • Changes and Product Life Cycle Management

Module 5: Detailed Schedules

  • Planning Detailed Schedules
  • Scheduling and PAC Methods
  • Creating Production and Service Schedules
  • Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials

Module 6: Inventory

  • Inventory Planning
  • Inventory and Product Costs, Value, and Metrics
  • Itemized Inventory Management
  • Inventory Control

Module 7: Distribution

  • Planning Distribution
  • Replenishment and Order Management
  • Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics

Module 8: Quality, Technology, and Continuous Improvement

  • Quality
  • Technology
  • Continuous Improvement

The American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), also known as the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), is a global provider of Supply chain and Logistics management and offers internationally acclaimed certification programs and frameworks. APICS-certified professionals earn 21% more than their non-certified counterparts.

Blue Ocean Academy is associated with APICS to offer professional certification in Supply Chain Management in the UAE, India and other GCC countries.