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CPIM Exam References

The following reference lists are organized by exam version.

The CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 version 6.0 exams are being replaced by the new CPIM version 7.0. During the transition, candidates will have through September 30, 2021 to purchase their CPIM 6.0 Part 1 and Part 2 Authorization to Test, (ATT) and will have until April 1, 2022 to schedule and take their exam(s). After April 1, 2022 the 6.0 version Part 1 and Part 2 exams will no longer be available.

If you are currently preparing for the CPIM version 6.0 exams, we strongly encourage you to review the CPIM version 7.0 information for a detailed timeline. If you have not begun your journey to earn your CPIM, we strongly encourage you to evaluate which version of the exam best fits your study timeline.

The new CPIM 7.0 version CPIM Part 1 and Part 2 exams will be available on March 31, 2021.

CPIM Version 7.0 References

The references below are used in preparation for the CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 version 7.0 exams. Both exams will be available on March 31, 2021.

CPIM Part 1:

  • APICS Dictionary, 16th ed., 2019, APICS
  • Introduction to Materials Management, 8th ed., 2017, Chapman, Stephen N., J. R. Tony Arnold, Ann K. Gatewood, and Lloyd M. Clive, ISBN: 978-0134156323
  • Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Production System, 3rd ed., 2015, Dennis, P., ISBN: 978-1498708876
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, The CPIM Reference, 2nd ed., 2018, Jacobs, F. Robert, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and Thomas E. Vollmann, ISBN: 978-1260108385
  • Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Current Practice and Future Applications, 2019, Pagano, Anthony M. and Matthew Liotine, ISBN: 978-0128159569
  • United Nations Global Compact: Corporate Sustainability in the World Economy, 2014, UN Global Compact
  • United Nations Global Compact Management Model: Framework for Implementation, 2010, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

CPIM Part 2:

  • APICS Dictionary, 16th ed., 2019, APICS
  • Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World, 2014, Kotter, John P., ISBN: 978-1-62527-174-7
  • Crafting & Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Cases, 22nd ed., 2019, Thompson, Arthur A., Margaret A. Peteraf, John E. Gamble, and A. J. Strickland III, ISBN: 978-1260075106
  • Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd ed., 2008, Simchi-Levi, David, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi, ISBN: 978-0073341521
  • Distribution Planning and Control: Managing in the Era of Supply Chain Management, 3rd ed., 2015, Ross, David Frederick, ISBN: 978-1489975775
  • GRI Standards. Global Reporting Initiative
  • Introduction to Materials Management, 8th ed., 2017, Chapman, Stephen N., J. R. Tony Arnold, Ann K. Gatewood, and Lloyd M. Clive, ISBN: 978-0134156323
  • Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Production System, 3rd ed., 2015, Dennis, P., ISBN: 978-1498708876
  • Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts, 2nd ed., 2014, Epstein, Marc J., and Adriana Rejc Buhovac, ISBN: 978-1609949938
  • Managing Quality: Integrating the Supply Chain, 6th ed., 2017, Foster, S. Thomas, ISBN: 978-0133798258
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, The CPIM Reference, 2nd ed., 2018, Jacobs, F. Robert, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and Thomas E. Vollmann, ISBN: 978-1260108385
  • Operations Strategy, 5th ed., 2017, Slack, N. and Lewis, M., ISBN: 978-1292162492
  • Technology in Supply Chain Management and Logistics: Current Practice and Future Applications, 2019, Pagano, Anthony M. and Matthew Liotine, ISBN: 978-0128159569

CPIM Version 6.0 References

The references below are used in preparation for the Part 1 and Part 2 version 6.0 exams. These exams will be discontinued on April 2, 2022.

CPIM Part 1:

CPIM Part 2:

  • APICS Dictionary, 16th ed., 2019, APICS
  • APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning Reprints, 2010, APICS Exam Committee
  • APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Reprints, 2015, APICS Exam Committee
  • APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources Reprints, 2010, APICS Exam Committee
  • Accounting Handbook, 6th ed., 2015, Shim, J. K., Siegal, J. G., Dauber, N., Qureshi, A. A., ISBN: 978-0764166570
  • Crafting and Executing Strategy: The Quest for Competitive Advantage: Concepts and Readings, 20th ed., 2016, Thompson, A. A., Peteraf, M. A., Gamble, J. E., Strickland III, A. J., ISBN: 978-0077720599
  • Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd ed., 2008, Simchi-Levi, D., Kaminsky, P., Simchi-Levi, E., ISBN: 978-0073341521
  • Distribution Planning and Control: Managing in the Era of Supply Chain Management, 3rd ed., 2015, Ross, D. F., ISBN: 978-1489975775
  • The G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines: Reporting Principles and Standard Disclosures, 2015, Global Reporting Initiative
  • Introduction to Materials Management, 8th ed., 2017, Chapman, S. N., Arnold, J.R. Tony, Gatewood, A. K., Clive, L. M., ISBN: 978-0134156323
  • Juran’s Quality Handbook: The Complete Guide to Performance Excellence, 7th ed., 2017, DeFeo, J. A., ISBN: 978-1259643613
  • Leading Change, 2012, Kotter, J. P., ISBN: 978-1422186435
  • Lean Production Simplified: A Plain Language Guide to the World’s Most Powerful Production System, 3rd ed., 2015, Dennis, P., ISBN: 978-1498708876
  • The Lean Toolbox: A handbook for lean transformation, 5th ed., 2016, Bicheno, J., Holweg, M., ISBN: 978-0956830753
  • Making Sustainability Work: Best Practices in Managing and Measuring Corporate Social, Environmental and Economic Impacts, 2nd ed., 2014, Epstein, M. J., Buhovac, A. R., ISBN: 978-1609949938
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, APICS/CPIM Certification Edition, 2011, Jacobs, F. R., Berry, W. L., Whybark, D. C., Vollmann, T. E., ISBN: 978-0071750318
  • Operations Strategy, 4th ed., 2015, Slack, N. and Lewis, M., ISBN: 978-1292017792
  • Project Management: A System Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 11th ed., 2013, Kerzner, H. R., ISBN: 978-1118022276

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