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Secrets of the CPIM Exam Study Guide


Secrets of the CPIM Exam Study Guide

Note: These products were created based on the 2012 version of the CPIM exams.

Study Guides Available for the Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, and Strategic Management of Resources exams... see details below...

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How to Pass the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam, using our easy step-by-step CPIM Test study guide, without weeks and months of endless studying...

In addition to our CPIM Exam study guide, we have also developed a CSCP Exam study guide.

Dear Friend,

On a beautiful late spring afternoon, this past year, a young woman received the devastating news. She had just gotten back her result on the CPIM test. It was not what she had hoped for. In fact, it was not even close to the expectations she had considering her past experience and educational background.

She had failed.

Then she remembered her friends and felt even worse. She did not look forward to having to tell them the embarrassing news, especially after she had boasted that it was no big deal. She had been procrastinating about taking the exam because she hated standardized tests, and this only confirmed her hatred.

"What will I do now?" she thought with dismay, slowly realizing the harsh reality of her predicament and its upsetting implications on her future.

How to Solve the Problem

Unfortunately, this hypothetical situation occurs all the time. Someone thought they were going to breeze through the examination, told all their friends, made plans for their future, and then got an embarrassing reality check from the CPIM test.

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam is quite simply an objective assessment of a test taker's requisite foundation of knowledge and skills.

CPIM test scores are used by the APICS The Association for Operations Management as a uniform standard of qualification. While it may not be fair, all of a person's plans for the future may be dependent upon needing a certain CPIM test score.

That is the whole purpose of the Secrets of the CPIM Exam study guide: to give test takers the keys to understand how to succeed on the CPIM test.

Our CPIM Test Study Guide Is Unlike Any Other

If you'd like to get the CPIM test score you deserve, to quit worrying about whether your score on the CPIM test is good enough, and to beat the test taking game so you can become a Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) professional, then this might be the most important message you read this year.

Our comprehensive study guide for the CPIM test is written by our test experts, who painstakingly researched the topics and the concepts that you need to know to do your best on the CPIM test. Our original research into the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam, offered by the APICS The Association for Operations Management, reveals the specific content areas and the essential skills that are critical for you to know on the CPIM test. We've taken the information and developed a study guide that is guaranteed to help you be successful on the CPIM test.

The Exclusive Test Taking Techniques

  • Learn why, when, and how to guess to your advantage. Many test takers use exactly the wrong strategy, but you can avoid the pitfalls with the help of our standardized test experts.
  • Why answers that sound correct are often the very ones that are wrong and how to tell the difference between the right answer and the many clever-sounding traps set for you by the test writers.
  • Our benchmark method for deciding which of the answer choices you should pick.
  • What to do about the tough questions that you have no clue how to answer. Don't just give up, use the advice we offer to make sure you give yourself the best chance of getting the right answer.
  • Learn how to group your answer choices into families that often narrows down the pool of correct answers. This is a quick way to immediately eliminate one or two of the answer choices and increase your odds of getting the question right.

Before we go any further, let us clarify what Secrets of the CPIM Exam is not. It is not a stale rehash of all of the things you have already learned in the past.

Secrets of the CPIM Exam is our exclusive collection of the tips and the information that we have specially selected to give you the best results on the CPIM test for the least time spent studying. It's written in everyday language and is easy to use.

We cover the essential skills necessary to do well on the CPIM test, plus comprehensive reviews covering all of the essential test sections individually.

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In summary, here's what you get:

When you buy Secrets of the CPIM Exam, it includes:

The 5 Secret Keys to CPIM Exam Success

  • Plan Big, Study Small
  • Make Your Studying Count
  • Practice the Right Way
  • Pace Yourself
  • Have a Plan for Guessing

The Comprehensive General Strategy Review

  • Read Carefully
  • Contextual Clues
  • Prefixes
  • Hedge Words
  • Switchback Words
  • Face Value
  • Answer Selection
  • Eliminate Answers
  • Avoid Fact Traps
  • Extreme Statements
  • Benchmark
  • Predict the Answer
  • Tough Questions
  • Check Your Work
  • Pace Yourself
  • Don’t Rush
  • Keep Moving

Click below to see just a small sampling of the topics covered by our study guides:

CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management Exam Topics

  • Why Certify?
  • Supply Chain Introduction
  • Key Metrics
  • Benchmark Values for Little's Formula
  • The P:D Ratio
  • The Different Production Models Arising from P:D
  • Implications of P:D for Forecasting and Customization
  • Order Fulfillment Sub-process
  • Make to Forecast Sub-process.
  • Which Scheme to Use?
  • Common Problems arising with the application of P:D
  • Backlog
  • Validity
  • Reliability
  • Key Percentage Values
  • Terminology
  • SCOR Model Supply Chain
  • ABC Classification
  • KANBAN Systems
  • MRP
  • Accounting
  • Ratios and Formulas in Customer Financial Analysis

CPIM Master Planning of Resources Exam Topics

  • Miscellaneous Testing Details
  • Demand Management
  • Definitions
  • Forecasting
  • The Delphi Technique
  • Quantitative
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Productivity Improvements
  • Market Turbulence Factors
  • Push System
  • Make-to-Order
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operations Management and Strategy
  • New Product Development (NPD)
  • NPD Example - Sony
  • NPD Process Phases
  • Key Elements of NPD Teams
  • Master Scheduling
  • Master Production Schedule (MPS)
  • Master Schedule
  • Material Resource (Requirements) Planning (MRP)
  • MRP Definitions
  • Primary MRP Reports
  • Drivers for Developing Automated Scheduling Systems:
  • Measuring Business Performance
  • Why is there a need to measure?
  • How to measure performance?
  • What should the organization do?
  • Business Performance Measurement Systems
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Ratios and Formulas in Customer Financial Analysis

CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning Exam Topics

  • Finished Goods
  • Anticipation Inventory
  • Obsolete Inventory
  • Ordering/Set-Up Costs
  • Component Parts
  • Semi-Finished Goods
  • Optional Replenishment System
  • Demand Rate Techniques
  • Period Order Quantity Technique
  • Safety Stock
  • Operating Supplies
  • Statistical Safety Stock
  • Tracking Signals
  • Inventory Accuracy Target
  • Assembly Demand
  • Lumpy Demand
  • Item Master Data File
  • Assembly Stock
  • Quarantined Stock
  • Master Schedule Horizon
  • Time Bucket
  • Pegging
  • System Nervousness
  • Projected Available Balance
  • Priority Planning
  • Bottom-Up Re-Planning
  • Queue Squeezing
  • Phantom Bill of Material
  • Cellular Layout
  • Eighty-Twenty Rule
  • Stock Out Percentage
  • MRP Lead-Time Offset
  • Repetitive Manufacture
  • Infinite Loading
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Bottleneck Work Center
  • Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling
  • Processor-Dominated Scheduling
  • Flow Process Chart
  • Alternate Work Center
  • Intermittent Production
  • Input/Output Control
  • Load Leveling
  • Logistics
  • Capacity Management
  • System Planner
  • Order Splitting
  • Past Due Load
  • Capacity Requirements Planning
  • Mixed Manufacturing Company

CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Exam Topics

  • Carrying Costs
  • Final Assembly Schedule
  • Capacity Requirements Planning
  • Ordering And Set-Up Costs
  • Operations Management Planning
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Decentralized Control
  • Flow Shop
  • Production Activity Control
  • Dispatch List
  • Kanban
  • Make-To-Stock Companies
  • Materials Requirements Planner
  • Project Manufacturing
  • "Just-In-Time" Production
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Factory Plant Layout
  • Batch Process Format
  • Synchronous Manufacturing
  • Backflushing
  • Product Life Cycle
  • Forward Loading
  • Association Of Operations Management
  • Certified In Production/Inventory Management
  • Pipeline Management
  • Gateway Work Center
  • Lot Splitting
  • Simple Assembly Line Balancing
  • Gantt Chart
  • Rough-Cut Capacity Planning
  • Critical Path Management
  • Production Activity Control
  • Theory Of Constraints
  • Staging And Kitting
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Traditional Push Systems
  • Little's Law
  • Uniform Plant Load
  • Four-Wall Inventory System
  • Total Quality Management
  • Off-Line Repair
  • Process Variation
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Acceptable Quality Level
  • Routing File
  • Standard Costing Systems
  • Activity Based Costing
  • Quick Response Manufacturing

CPIM Strategic Management of Resources Exam Topics

  • Aligning Resources
  • Strategic Planning Model
  • Price Leadership
  • Total Volume Flexibility
  • Marketplace
  • Primary Resource Creation
  • Variety and Volume
  • Testing and Introduction
  • Project Production
  • Total Quality Management
  • Distribution Methods
  • Forward Integration
  • Appraisal
  • Organization Structure Chart
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Capturing Data
  • Information Technology
  • Point Of Sale Data Capture
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Master Scheduler
  • Production Activity Control
  • Global Sourcing and Outsourcing
  • Synchronized Production
  • Distribution Channels
  • Intermodel Transportation
  • Standardization and Simplification
  • Routing File
  • Allocation Of Non-Productive Costs
  • Calculation Of Overhead Costs
  • Activity-Based Costing
  • Perpetual Inventory Recording
  • Weighted Moving Average
  • Executive Steering Committee
  • Average Return On Investment
  • Critical Path Method
  • Configuration Of System Use
  • Statistical Process Control Chart
  • Direct Labor Cost Measurements
  • Sales Vs. Forecast
  • Product Mix Flexibility
  • Parts Per Million Defects
  • Shipment Linearity
  • Extensive Management Hierarchies
  • Behavioral Education
  • Management By Walking Around
  • Job Enlargement
  • Executive Overview Course
  • Module Training
  • Conference Room Pilot

plus all of the other special tips and secrets we have included to help you prepare for the exam.

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    Detailed answer explanations are included for the questions. It may sound obvious, but you have to know which questions you missed (and more importantly why you missed the question) to be able to avoid making the same mistakes again when you take the real test. That's why the practice test questions we include for the CPIM test include answer keys with detailed answer explanations to each question. The in-depth answer explanations will allow you to better understand the questions that were difficult for you or that you needed more help to understand.

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This Page Last Updated: 02/09/2024