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Preview content from the program, for free!

To see if the APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) is right for you, we’re giving you online access to real content from the Learning System for 30 days!

This free preview includes 30-day access to CPIM Part 1 Section D: Lean.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the philosophy and methods of lean production, including its objectives, its two pillars of just in time and jidoka (use of automation and worker empowerment to ensure quality), its foundations of standardization and operational stability, and its culture of continuous improvement and employee involvement
  • Show how lean production systems and other quality systems embrace continuous improvement as a way of life
  • Review lean tools and techniques that can be used to implement continuous improvement, including hoshin planning, kaizen events or blitzes, value stream mapping, poka-yoke, and the five S’s


Average Salary Increase

APICS Certified individuals earn up to 25% more than their uncertified peers on average


Hiring Potential Increase

On average, APICS Certified individuals are 65% more hirable than their uncertified peers


Career Satisfaction

Nearly all supply chain professionals are happy with their careers

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