Groupement pour l’Amélioration des Liaisons dans l’Industrie Automobile

CPIM – APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management

At the end of this program, the learner will be able to:

  • Align the supply chain configuration with the business strategy
  • Lead the Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) process in line with the company strategy
  • Plan and managing Demand
  • Plan and manage Operations/Production
  • Manage industrial flows and associated stocks
  • Plan, manage and monitor the execution of internal and external orders once they have been scheduled
  • Plan and manage Distribution
  • Manage quality, continuous improvement and technologies associated with Operations

  • Industrial, Production or Supply Chain Managers
  • Operations Managers, Industrial Logistics Managers, Planning, Production Managers.
  • Supply Chain Project Managers, Operational Excellence Managers, Supplier Development Programme Managers, Procurement Managers.
  • Integrators of software solutions and consultants in industrial management.


  • Have an ASCM profile (ASCM ID)
  • Fluent in spoken and written English (materials and exam in English).
  • Mastery of the fundamentals of the Supply Chain.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in operations management and/or flow management.
  • Level of education: Bac + 2 or equivalent and ability to organise personal work for the exam.

  • APICS accredited trainers, who have completed a training course in training techniques.
  • Experts in Supply Chain Management and Lean Management.
  • Industrial experience > 15 years.
  • Expertise in supporting the implementation of methods and techniques.
  • Higher education.

10 to 12 participants

Methods and teaching aids

  • Face-to-face, facilitated by a certified trainer
  • Distance learning, facilitated in Webclasses by a certified trainer
  • E-learning, self-learning modules on Akorium platform
  • Simulation/educational game (Synchro Lean or Bear Game)
  • Case study
  • Group work/activities
  • Videos
  • Sharing experiences
  • Application exercises

Personal work, between course sessions, is estimated at 80 hours (pre-reading, revisions, and online resources).


  • Quizzes on the different sessions, intermediate and final test.
  • Passing the APICS CPIM certification. The participants manage the organisation of the examination themselves.

Terms and conditions and deadlines for acces

  • Inter-company: register at least 10 days before the start of the session (registration on
  • Intra-company: organisation within a minimum of 4 weeks (flexible according to needs, from 10 people: contact us).

Access to the webclasses via the Teams video conferencing tool. The trainee will be able to carry out the training from his workstation. For any technical questions related to the workstation, he/she can contact the IT department of his/her company. For all technical or pedagogical questions concerning the training module, the trainee can contact the trainer directly. An answer will be given during the session or at the latest within 48 hours.

Technical means

  • Air-conditioned training room
  • Large screen
  • Paperboard and magnetic whiteboard
  • Wifi connection
  • Material to be brought by participants: laptop with Excel

Practical information

The price includes online resources and dictionary, membership to APICS, access to the Akorium exam preparation platform, registration for the exam, lunches for face-to-face days.

Accessibility for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are invited to contact us directly to discuss the possibilities of following the training.

Contact : Sylvie JEAN



7 D ( 49 hours )

Boulogne-Billancourt (France) and web meeting

Member - 4 650 € HT Non-member - 4 950 € HT