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CPIM Programs

CPIM: Fhyzics CPIM training is a twenty-week, fourty-hours, live instructor-led online program. The program is held on Saturdays from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Indian Standard Time) with a ten-minutes break. Venkadesh Narayanan, CPIM, CSCP, is the lead faculty at Fhyzics, supported by associate faculties who are also CPIM certified. The program includes ASCM Membership, One CPIM Textbooks, One-Year Access to the ASCM Online Portal, One-Year Access to Fhyzics LMS, Examination Credit, and Recertification Guidance (applicable on payment of full fees per the above estimate).

Upcoming CPIM Program Date
08-April-2023 [Saturday]

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Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Venkadesh Narayanan
APICS Recognised Instructor

He is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA with over 30 years of experience in Supply Chain Consulting and SCM Training. He is a former member of the Indian Civil Services (IRAS 2000 Batch). Venkadesh Narayanan is the Principal Consultant at Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd. and holds professional certifications such as CSCP, CPIM, CIOP, CPSE, NPDP, CBAP, CPP, CPRE-FL, and PMI-PBA. You are most welcome to be part of his LinkedIn network.
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CPIM aspirants may buy the CPIM Learning System and Examination Credits directly through ASCM Portal. When purchasing CPIM Examination Credit, please enter Referral Code XEFHYZ88 to receive CPIM Recertification Guidance for life. Please share the screenshot for faster processing.

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Excerpts from Some of Our Supply Chain Sessions
Supply Chain: Warehouse Design - Open Model


The Four Flows
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Strategy
Supply Chain Risk

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CPIM taught by Venkadesh Narayanan has over 30 years of experience in SCM.

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Q1. About Fhyzics

Fhyzics Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd. – a boutique business consulting firm specialising in supply chain management, procurement, business analysis and new product development. Fhyzics offers consulting, certifications, and civil services training and conducts conferences. Fhyzics represents the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM/APICS), USA; Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK; EEP of International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA, Canada; REP of International Requirements Engineering Board, IREB, Germany; Indian Affl. of Product Development and Management Association, PDMA, USA.

Q2. List of certifications offered by Fhyzics

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), ASCM/APICS, USA.
Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), ASCM/APICS, USA.
Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD), ASCM/APICS, USA.
Certified Inventory Optimization Professional (CIOP), IISCM, India.
Certified Beginner in Supply Chain (CBSC), IISCM, India
Warehouse Design and Operations Professional (WDOP), IISCM, India
Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS L4), CIPS, UK
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations (CIPS L3), CIPS, UK
Certificate in Supply and Operations (CIPS L2), CIPS, UK
Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS L5), CIPS, UK
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply (CIPS L6), CIPS, UK
Certified Professional in Sourcing Excellence (CPSE), IISCM, India
Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), IIBA, Canada
Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA), IIBA, Canada
Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA), IIBA, Canada
Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE-FL), IREB, Germany
New Product Development Professional (NPDP), PDMA, USA

Q3. Where can I find the complete list of certifications offered by Fhyzics?

Please visit our certifications website at

Q4. How to contact the certifications manager?

Click here to schedule a meeting with the certifications manager; speak to her at +91-900-304-9000 or email her at

Q5. How to reach Fhyzics Office?

Click here for the google map link. Our office address is 34 Sigamani Nagar, 3rd Street, Madipakkam, Chennai, INDIA 600091.

Q6. Does Fhyzics offer an EMI scheme for the certifications?

Participants can pay the fee in up to two instalments.

Q7. Do you offer placement assistance?
Fhyzics doesn’t offer any placement assistance, but whenever corporates approach us for certified candidates, we share the entire list of interested students with the organisations. For this, we do not charge the students or companies any fee. Students primarily seek Fhyzics training to get a good quality education and to earn international professional certifications.
Q8. Where can I find testimonials from past students?

Please click here to learn more about the testimonials.

Q9. May I speak to your past students for a better understanding?

Yes. Please speak to the certification manager; she will get the past candidates' permission and provide their contact numbers.

Q10. Fhyzics General Conditions of Contract (GCC) for certifications.

Please click here to review Fhyzics General Conditions of Contract (GCC).

Q1. CPIM stands for

Certified in Planning and Inventory Management 

Q2. Is Fhyzics an Authorised Channel Partner of APICS/ASCM, USA?

Yes. Fhyzics is an Authorised Channel Partner of APICS/ASCM, USA.

Q3. How many modules are there in CPIM?

There are Fourteen modules in CPIM.

Q4. Is CPIM a single examination?

No. CPIM has two parts of examination.

Q5. How many topics are there in CPIM?
There are 57 topics under fourteen modules.
Q6. What are all the steps to achieve CPIM credential?

Check eligibility; Enrol in training program; Become Member; Buy Learning System; Attend Training; Prepare 3X; Practice LMS; Take A SCM Quizzes; Pre -Exam Validation; Book CSCP Exam; Take CPIM Part-1 & Part-2 Exam; Maintain CPIM Credential

Q7. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-1: Supply Chain Overview
Operating Environment; Business Strategy and Supply Chain Planning; The Four Ps; Distribution Channels; Market and Supplier Segmentation; Sales and Operations Planning; Updating the Sales Forecasting Reports; Demand Planning Phase; Supply Planning Phase; Pre-S&OP and Executive Meetings; Manufacturing Planning and Control; Manufacturing Strategy; Manufacturing Environments; Differences Between Manufacturing Environments; Manufacturing Process Types; Manufacturing Process Layouts; KPIs; Measuring Performance; Internal and External Strategy Influences; United Nations Global Compact; Ethics, Sustainability, and Social Responsibility; Financial, Legal, and Regulatory Compliance
Q8. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-2: Fundamentals of Demand Management

Identifying Demand; Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment; Product Development Principles; Independent and Dependent Demand; Demand Characteristics; Principles of Forecasting; Forecasting Techniques; Forecast Error Measurement; Monitoring and Responding to Demand Variation; Reviewing and Revising Forecasts

Q9. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-3: Plan Supply

Master Scheduling; Creating Preliminary Master Schedules; Aggregating Master Schedules; Rough-Cut Capacity Planning; Publishing and Controlling MPS; Material Requirements Planning; Capacity Management Overview; Capacity Requirements Planning Overview; Scheduling; Evolution of MPC Systems

Q10. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-4: Executing the Supply Plan

Purchasing Participants and Objectives; Establishing External Supply; Completing the Purchasing Process; Responding to Supply Disruptions and Changes; Measuring Supplier Performance; Execution and Control; Flow Processes; Batch Processes; Bottleneck Management

Q11. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-5: Inventory Management

Foundations of Inventory; Inventory Targets; Types and Functions of Inventory; Basic Accounting; Inventory Valuation; Safety Stock and Service Levels; Inventory Costs; ABC Classification; Push and Pull Methods; Independent Demand Ordering Systems; Product Costs; Lot-Size Formulas and Calculations; From Origin to Customer; Special Handling; Lot Control; Reverse Logistics; Physical Inventory and Inventory Accuracy; Inventory Loss; Strategies to Mitigate Losses; Distribution Inventory; Distribution Networks and Warehousing; Transportation Modes

Q12. List the topics in CPIM Part-1 Module-6: Continuous Improvement/Quality Management and Technologies

Quality; Benchmarking; Waste and Variation; Process Improvements and Quality; Conducting Supplier Audits; Master Data and Data Governance; Technology Systems Requirements; Supporting Technology Implementation

Q13. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-1: Strategy

Strategy Road Map; Mission, Vision, and Values; Analyzing the External Environment; Analyzing the Internal Environment; Strategic Scope Road Map; Diversification; Globalization; Vertical and Horizontal Integration; Requirements of Customer Segments; Strategic Objectives and Competitive Priorities; Order Qualifiers and Winners; Generic Strategies; Low-Cost Provider Strategy; Differentiation Strategy; Focus Strategies; Best-Cost Provider Strategy; Executing and Monitoring Strategy; Accelerating Changes to Strategy; Functional and Operational Strategies Road Map; Assessing Technology; Analyzing Functions and Operations; Capacity Strategy; Marketing and Supply Chain Strategies; Push-Pull and the Manufacturing Environment; Functional and Operational Strategies; Aligning Facility Strategy; Global Facilities Strategy; Product-Process Matrix; Service Design Matrix and Other Tools; Determining Layout; Performance Monitoring Systems; Strategic Metrics; Financial Metrics; Operational Metrics; Risk Management Process; Identifying Risks; Assessing Risks; Managing Risks; Business Planning and Capital Budgeting; Total Productive Maintenance; Health, Safety, and Environment; Sustainability Road Map; Sustainability Strategy and Standards; Impact and Mitigation; Sustainability Metrics and Reporting;

Q14. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-2: Sales and Operations Planning

Integrating Role of S&OP; Balancing Supply and Demand; Technology Analysis and Optimization; S&OP Roles and Responsibilities; S&OP Process Steps; Aggregate Demand Plan; Aggregate Supply Plan; Developing and Validating the Production Plan; Resource Planning, Strategic Buffers, and Risks; Balancing Supply and Demand; Tradeoffs, Alternatives, and Approved Plan;

Q15. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-3: Demand

Demand Management Road Map; Demand Management Inputs and Process; Customer Relationship Management; Customer Service and Safety Stock; Effective Communication; Customer Metrics; Influencing Demand; Product Design Tools; Product Configuration and Changes; Demand Channels; Independent and Dependent Demand; Forecasting Concepts; Forecast Uses; Qualitative Forecasting; Quantitative Forecasting; Forecast Selection; Evaluating Forecast Performance; Mitigating the Bullwhip Effect;

Q16. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-4: Supply

Master Scheduling Road Map; Master Scheduling Concepts; Master Scheduling Influences and Inputs; Creating the MPS; ATO Products and Planning Bills; Using the Master Schedule; Maintaining the Master Schedule; Master Scheduling Performance; RCCP; Managing Work Centers; MRP Road Map; MRP Inputs and Outputs; MRP Design; Using MRP; Managing MRP; CRP and MRP-Based Scheduling Road Map; Capacity Requirements Planning; MRP-Based Scheduling; FAS Road Map; FAS Process Steps; Using the FAS; Capable Suppliers; Supplier Relationships and Strategies; Supplier Collaboration; Purchasing Design; Supplier Maintenance; Costing Concepts; Costing Methods; Managing Product Costs; Replanning and Revision; Proactive Steps; PLM and NPI Schedules; End-of-Life Plans;

Q17. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-5: Inventory

Purposes and Goals of Inventory; Inventory Types and Classifications; Inventory Policy; Item Segmentation; Push or Pull Replenishment; Economic Order Quantity; Dynamic and Fixed Order Quantity Techniques; Safety Stock; Special Inventory; Inventory Costs and Risk Pooling; Inventory Valuation; Inventory Metrics; Inventory Storage, Flow, and Handling; Inventory Accuracy; Inventory Traceability; Waste Hierarchy; Reverse Logistics; Disposition Process;

Q18. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-6: Detailed Schedules

Detailed Scheduling Road Map; Schedules and Throughput; Production Activity Control; Scheduling and PAC Road Map; MRP-Based Scheduling and PAC; Lean Scheduling; Lean-Based PAC; TOC Scheduling and PAC; Nonstandard Demand; Scheduling and Capacity Planning Road Map; Capacity Planning in Service Industries; CRP Inputs, Tools, and Outputs; Loading and Balancing; Intermittent and Flow Processes; Push/Pull in Intermittent and Flow Processes; Labor Schedules and Staffing; Scheduling Production and Labor; Routings and Queue Sizes; Capacity Planning Performance;Managing Exceptions; Scheduling Incoming Materials;

Q19. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-7: Distribution

Distribution Road Map; Network Configuration; Distribution Plans; Replenishment Planning; Warehouse Replenishment Systems; Distribution Requirements Planning; DRP Links; Distribution Performance; Customer Orders; Reverse Logistics Design; Waste Hierarchy Policies;

Q20. List the topics in CPIM Part-2 Module-8: Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology

Quality Planning and Assurance/Control; Management's Role in Quality; Measuring Quality Costs; Basic Seven Quality Tools; Seven New Tools of Quality; Continuous Improvement Strategies; Lean for Improvement; Employee Empowerment; Relationship Improvement Tools; Structured Problem-Solving Tools; Additional Process Improvement Tools; Work Area Design; Process Variation; Requirements, Gap Analysis, and Selection; Implementing and Maintaining Technologies; Technologies;

Q21. How to buy the CPIM learning system?

Visit website. If you have membership already, please log in with your username and password. And go to below mentioned page then click add to Cart under Learning System. Then enter the Referral Code XEFHYZ88 and fill the required details then purchase.

Q22. What are all covered in the CPIM learning system?
  • Reading materials – printed books, online embedded e-reader, and e-Download included
  • Online tools and learning activities
  • Student Slide Books – printed books & online
  • Quizzes and tests with immediate feedback and answer rationales
  • Practice exams mirror CPIM certification exam
  • More than 1200 online test questions
  • Online Resource Center
  • Non-transferrable access to web-based study tools for one year after purchase date
  • Includes complimentary download of the APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual through the Resource Center
Q23. How to use the CPIM learning system?

Immediately upon purchase, please take the pre-test. Then as and when you complete a topic or module, take those quizzes. On mastery of the CPIM material, take the post-test and the model examinations.

Q24. How to prepare for the CPIM examination?

Step-1: Prepare each topic thrice using the Text Book of Learning System.
Step 2: Undertake the quizzes in Fhyzics LMS.
Step 3: Take the quizzes and examinations in the ASCM Portal of Learning System.

Q25. Is the CPIM examination a tough one to crack?

CPIM is a moderately difficult examination. Undergoing training and good preparation will help one to succeed in this globally renowned examination.

Q26. Can I buy the book and online component of the CPIM learning system separately?

No. As the online component supplements the textbook, it has to be bought together.

Q27. What is the investment required for the CPIM program?

You can find it in our ready-to-download estimate. Click here to download the estimate.

Q28. Is buying the book essential?

Yes. Each student shall have the book in their name. While purchasing the book yourself, please enter the code XEFHYZ88 so that you are identified Fhyzics student.

Q29. How to enrol for the CPIM program?

Once the fee is paid, click here to complete the Enrolment Form.

Q30. Can I download CPIM estimate?

Click here to download the estimate.

Q31. Can I attend a CPIM demo session?

Click here to schedule a CPIM demo in one of the available slots.

Q32. Can I get Fhyzics’ CPIM brochure?

Click here to download CPIM brochure.

Q33. Is there any valid access period for the online component of the CPIM learning system?

Yes. From the date of purchase, you can access the online component of the CPIM learning system for twelve months.

Q1. How many modules and topics are covered in CPIM training?
Fourteen modules and fifty-seven topics are covered during the CPIM training.
Q2. What is the duration of the CPIM training?
About twenty weeks of training. Each session is for about two hours.
Q3. How long is the CPIM training conducted?

You will be attending twenty weeks of training.

Q4. What is the mode of delivery for the training?

At present, Fhyzics offers only an online mode of training. But we can consider classroom training for corporate batches.

Q5. Who is the CPIM trainer?

A certified panel of faculties will be delivering the program. Venkadesh Narayanan is the lead faculty. Click here for his profile. You are most welcome to get connected with him on LinkedIn.

Q6. Is your training effective in clearing the CPIM examination?

We have trained thousands of candidates over the past ten years. Click here to review the testimonials, and click here to schedule a demo so that you can judge yourself.

Q1. Does Fhyzics offer any CPIM Mock Examinations for practice?

Fhyzics offers 8 CPIM Mock Examinations from CPIM-ME01 to CPIM-ME08. These mock examinations can be purchased separately, and it is not part of our course offerings. Please check the section below “CPIM Mock Examinations” for the brochure and purchase details. 

Q2. How many questions are there in the CPIM examination?

150 questions

Q3. What is the duration of the CPIM examination?
3.5 hours or 210 minutes
Q4. What is the passing score in the CPIM examination?

One needs to secure 300 to 350 (both ends included).

Q5. What is the CPIM examination pattern?

All questions are multiple-choice.

Q6. Are there negative marks in the CPIM examination?

No negative marks

Q7. What is the maximum mark in CPIM?

350 is the maximum score

Q8. How many times can I appear in the CPIM examination?

There is no limit.

Q9. Is CPIM issued for life?
CPIM certificate is issued for five years. You need to go through the recertification process every five years to renew your certificate.
Q10. Does Fhyzics support in recertification process?
Fhyzics organises webinars and conferences to gain the CDU certificate to support your certification maintenance.



General Manager - IT, Ford Motor Company

Overall, we were highly satisfied with the professionalism and timely delivery of this training. Thank you Mr. Venkadesh and all the best to Fhyzics team to mentor and mold many more personnel associated with Supply chain Management in any capacity.

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