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CPIM Part 1- Certified In Production & Inventory Management


March 9, 16, 23


Fridays 9:00am - 4:30pm


Central Connecticut State University


John Sawyer



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Included; *Exam on your own



Course Description

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions within an organization for reducing costs and achieving a competitive edge.


Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.


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As an APICS Education Partner, our 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 an experienced instructor who provides 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.

The APICS CPIM Learning System delivers the most comprehensive, flexible and streamlined CPIM exam preparation.


Designed using a proven approach for teaching adult learners, this system helps you understand, apply and engage with CPIM-focused content, learning tools and practice questions. Reading materials and interactive online tools, testingknowledge and decision making skills, are incorporated into the study process.


   One streamlined system to prepare you for the CPIM exams.

   Targeted learning tools and practice questions.

   Customized study plan to focus on topics that need review.

   Practical knowledge to benefit you and your employer immediately.




The Solution for CPIM Exam Success

The APICS CPIM Learning System offers an all-in-one streamlined program specifically designed to condense the time it takes to prepare for the CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams.

Universally recognized entry-level supply chain training.



Comprehensive supply chain training for internal operations.

CPIM Part 1



CPIM Part 2

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management



Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources


Module 2: Master Planning of Resources


Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning


Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations 


Study with reading materials that reflect the current CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provide an in-depth exploration of the content tested on the CPIM exams. The reading materials are embedded online, available in PDF download and in print.


These steps allow you to engage with interactive online study tools to create a personalized path to success. Access all the online study tools for one year.


Assess Your Current Knowledge

Complete the online Pretest to determine current knowledge and identify areas for improvement. Create a personal road to success with the SmartStudy plan.


Study Your Way to Success

Read the materials, review content videos, take the quizzes, and study the flashcards.


Practice for Your Exam with Confidence

Complete the Posttest and Practice Exam, which mimic the CPIM exams format, and review test-taking tips before you sit for your exams.

 Registration and the cost of the exam is on your own.  To schedule your exam, go to


Contact APICS New Haven at for information on membership and discounted exam vouchers.


Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

Instructor Information

John Sawyer


John Sawyer retired in 2010 after spending 22 years with Sikorsky Aircraft. During that time, John was a

Part Planner, Project Manager for Sikorsky's MRP Simulator, and Manager of Systems and Programming

for Sikorsky Aircraft's Distributed Shop Floor Control implementation team. He has over 50 years’

experience in Manufacturing and Management Systems. John has been an Independent Consultant, and

has also held positions of Director of Management Systems and Manager of Manufacturing Systems.

Mr. Sawyer has held technical positions in data processing, as well as supervisory positions in Production

Control, Manufacturing, and Retailing.

A member of APICS since the late 60's, John has taught Certification courses at the local chapter level, as

well as both Production and Inventory Control and Data Processing at the collegiate level. John is a

charter member of the New Haven Chapter of APICS, and served as its fourth President. In addition to

spending many years on the board of APICS SEMINAR I, John was also Secretary/Treasurer of APICS

Region I for 18 months.

John is a graduate of Boston University, and has done graduate work at both Syracuse and Cornell

Universities. He is CPIM certified by APICS at the fellow level, and holds the APICS CIRM, CSCP, and CLTD

certifications. He is an APICS Master Instructor of CPIM, a Lead Instructor of CSCP, and an Associate

Instructor of CLTD. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and professional societies, and has spoken at

the APICS International Conference.

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