CIOP : Gateway to Success in SCM

Certified Inventory Optimization Professional (CIOP) is a sought-after qualification by companies to create a competitive advantage by transforming their supply chain practices.

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CIOP Certification Process

I.Enrol in CIOP
Complete the CIOP enrolment form to kick start the process.
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II.Pay Program Fee
Choose Online or Classroom training and pay the requisite fee.
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III.Undergo Training
IISCM Approved Trainers will be training you on all the 30 modules.
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IV.Prepare Materials
Effectively utilise the LMAS and reference book and master the concepts.
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V.Practice Tests
Periodically test your understanding by taking quizzes and practice tests.
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VI.Schedule Examination
When you are ready, book for the CIOP examination.
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VII.Take CIOP Examination
Appear for the proctored, online CIOP examination.
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VIII.CIOP Certified
Successfully passed candidates will achieve the CIOP credential.

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IISCM Membership

Membership Benefits

1. Attend a monthly webinar on supply chain concepts and trends

2. Attend two Executive Development Programs out of 12 planned programs
3. Members will receive a free Resume Assessment Report
4. Receive IISCM Digest – a weekly newsletter
5. Be part of one of the largest SCM Professional Groups

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About CIOP

CIOP is founded on IMBoK v3.0

CIOP certification program is from Integrated Institute of Supply Chain Management (IISCM), a unit of Fhyzics Business Consultants Private Limited. Fhyzics is an ACP of Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM/APICS), USA and ASC of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), UK. The elements of CIOP program are Progress Report, Reference Book, Learning Management System, Assessment and Certificate. The CIOP examination is for 3 hours with 180 questions and the maximum score is 360. Candidates need to secure 252 (70%) or above to pass in the examination. CIOP Examination is a closed, online, proctored examination available throughout the year.

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IMBoK v3.0

CIOP Curriculum

30 Modules

Introduction to Supply Chain Management; All About Inventory; Production Planning System; Strategic Business Planning; Sales & Operations Planning; Master Scheduling; Material Requirements Planning; Demand Management; Capacity Management; Forecasting; Production Activity Control; Procurement; Order Quantities; Independent Demand Ordering Systems; Warehouse Management; Transportation Management; Supplier Relationship Management (SRM); Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Introduction to Quality; Introduction to Packaging; Introduction to Process; Lean; Six Sigma; Total Quality Management; Theory of Constraints; Supply Chain Technologies; Supply Chain Techniques; Industry 4.0; International Standards; Safety and Security.

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Online Format

30 Hours of Training

CIOP Online training is available to the aspirants across the globe on Weekend batches. The program will be delivered over 15 weeks in 30 sessions. Every week the participants will attend two, three-hour sessions. One each on Saturday and Sunday. Each session will be for a duration of 3.5 hours and dedicated to one module of IMBoK. Along the training the participants will prepare for the CIOP examination using reference book and Learning Management and Assessment System (LMAS).

Next CIOP Batch commencing from 28-January-2023.
Session Timings: 06:00 PM to 9:30 PM IST on Saturdays & Sundays.

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Eligibility Criteria

Who Should Do?

Graduates and those who are in the final years of their graduate program can pursue the CIOP certification. CIOP certification is equally helpful to those who want to launch a career in supply chain management and to those who are already in supply chain. Positions typically pursue CIOP certification are Inventory Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Warehouse Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Buyers, Procurement Analyst, Operations Manager, Manufacturing Manager, Demand Planner, Resource Planner, Material Planner, Process Improvement Analyst/Manager, etc.

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What You Get?

CIOP enrolment includes online/classroom training, reference book and teaching presentations. It also includes access to Learning Management and Assessment System (LMAS) consists of quizzes, practices tests and reference materials. In case of online participants, a Progress Report is maintained and the same will be emailed on weekly basis after completion of a session.

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Learning Management & Assessment System


Each participants of CIOP will get a 6-month access to the Learning Management and Assessment System (LMAS). It consists of classroom presentations, class notes, learning outcome notes, video lessons, audio lessons, reference materials, articles, and quizzes. CIOP learning is a hybrid one and the participants learn the key concepts through the instructor-led learning and other aspects through LMAS. This ensures that the participants get a comprehensive learning in the domain of supply chain management.

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Upcoming Batches

Online and Classroom

Batch: Online – Global
Program Commencement Date: 02-May-2021
Session Time: 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM IST Saturdays & Sundays.
Batch Size: 30 (Only few seats left)

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Trainer for April ’21 Online Batch

Venkadesh Narayanan

He is a mechanical engineer and an MBA with over 30 years experience in supply chain consulting and training. He is a recognised instructor for supply chain management and procurement for APICS/ASCM, USA and CIPS, UK. He is a former member of Indian Civil Services (IRAS 2000 Batch). You are most welcome to connect with him in LinkedIn.

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List of Companies 

The following are the list of companies who have either sponsored for the employees or have the trained professionals of Fhyzics’ Supply Chain Management programs.

Abhimanya Interio Pvt. Ltd.
Aditya Birla Group
Adobe Systems India Private Limited
Age Care India
Al Hugayet General Contracting
Amazon Seller Service Private Limited
APC Warehouses
Apotex Research Private Limited
Armored Vehicles and Heavy Equipment Factory
Aujan Coca Cola Beverages
Baobab Energy Botswana (KFCFranchisee)
BASE Automation Technologies Private Limited
Bharat Electronics Limited
Bottlers Nepal Limited
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited
Bosch Limited
Carborundum Universal Limited
Caterpillar Inc.
Cimpress India Private Limited
Collins Aerospace
Daimler India Commercial Vehicles
DB Corp Ltd.
Dunnhumby India
Eaton Corporation
Edelweiss Group
ELGI Rubber Co. Ltd.
EMCOR Facilities Services Qatar WLL
Encore Software Services, Inc.
Ensure Support Services India Limited
Flextronics Technologies (India) Private Limited

FLSmidth Private Limited
Ford Motor Company
Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG
Ge India Industrial Private Limited
General Electric
Glowtech Trading and Contracting
HCL Technologies
Hitachi Solutions India Pvt. Ltd.
Indian Air Force
Indian Immunologicals Limited
Infinity Engineering Solutions
Inspirage, LLC
Inteledge Tech Pvt. Ltd.
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
Jindal Shadeed Iron and Steel
Larsen & Toubro
Lodige Industries GmbH
Logistics Sector Skill Council
Luminous Power Technologies
Luxor Writing Instruments (P) Ltd
Mahindra Logistics
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Mermaid For Fish Trading co.
Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.
Modine Thermal Systems Private Limited
Neopharma LLC
New Zealand Steel Limited
Nokia Solutions and Networks
Parker Hannifin
PNB Met Life India Insurance Co. Ltd.

Rane Group
Ramesh Flowers India (P) Ltd.
Redington (India) Limited
Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Limited
Roca Bathroom Products Pvt. Ltd.
Rosenberger India
Royal Enfield
RPG Life Sciences
RR Donnelley
SAJA Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Saudi Arabian Saipem Ltd.
Schneider Electric India Private Limited
Smartlinks Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
Socomec India Private Limited
SSN College
Target Corporation
TE Connectivity
The Coca-Cola Company
TVS and Sons Private limited
TVS Electronics
Vardhman Threads
Valeo Friction Materials India Pvt. Ltd.
Vestas Wind Technology India Private Limited
Wipro Arabia Limited
WNS Denali
Xellia Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd.
Zalco Metals DMCC





Sathya Narayanan

Associate Director, Cognizant

CIOP - Certified Inventory Optimization Professional certification takes the learning of Supply Chain to the next level by having questions which are based on use cases. Instead of expecting students to byheart theoretical concepts, CIOP poses questions by putting the student in a particular role like buyer, production coordinator, planner etc. This way the learning is more practical than abstract. CIOP is based on IMBoK which is the Inventory Management Body of Knowledge. This IMBoK is a culmination of years of rich supply chain experience from various industry experts. For the above reasons, I recommend CIOP certification for Supply Chain professionals.

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General Manager - IT, Ford Motor Company

Supply Chain Managers today face lot of challenges and at the same time this is the space that has lot of potential to get disrupted by emerging technologies. Our team of IT software engineers and business analysts needs to be at the forefront when it comes to embracing this opportunity and make a lasting impact on the business. This requires lot of common understanding about sales and operations planning, demand management, capacity planning, production planning, inventory management, material requirements planning, production scheduling etc. We along with our IT learning and development team zeroed in on Fhyzics. From the very beginning, we were thoroughly impressed by the thoroughness of our Instructor Mr. Venkadesh. We started before the lockdown in physical classroom setting and then moved to online mode. All through the training, Mr. Venkadesh shared his rich experience and brought real life to the concepts being taught. He was extremely flexible in accommodating to our schedules and infinitely patient in answering our queries. He also encouraged good dialogue which went a long way in reinforcing the learning. The fact that he did not hesitate to do certain extra sessions on core topics when requested, has highly impressed us and this has ensured that all of our team members learnt the subject really well. 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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Vidhurar Venkatesan

Project Engineer, BASE Automation Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Fhyzics is the go to choice organization to learn in depth about inventory and supply chain management. Special kudos to Venkadesh sir. He used to take slowly, and he won't rush up the topic. He gives plenty of time for us to learn and master the concepts and ensures that we have understood well. In summary, I had an immense learning from Fhyzics. Thank you Venkadesh sir and Fhyzics for making me more stronger in inventory management.

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Shivshakthi Thevar

Operations Manager, ZALCO Metals DMCC

CIOP is one of the best certificates in the industry that helps you master inventory and supply chain management. The extent of the 30 modules helps you to master end-to-end supply chain management with special focus on inventory. I really liked the way the faculties had walked us through various modules with practical examples and best practices. CIOP is a good mix of theory, problems, and best practices. I recommend CIOP to anyone, either like to make a career in SCM or accelerate in the career with sound understanding of the principles and practices.

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Pushpa Ip

IT Architect at Dell Technologies

I had an opportunity to connect with Venkadesh and get supply chain training. I am a seasoned IT architect with data solution integration expertise globally and currently in to digital supply chain solutions. It was the ask of the hour for supply chain domain expertise. My connect with Venkadesh filled this gap that I had for me in my recent career. Venkadesh's knowledge in supply chain is phenomenal and highly recommend him for implementing or mentoring supply chain at any organization as his supply chain knowledge is international and not specific to India which adds to his success. I wish Venkadesh all the success in his career and spread his knowledge accordingly. Good luck in whatever you do.

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Meka Praveen

Senior Officer, Apotex Research Pvt. Ltd.

Supply Chain is the buzzword that comes to my mind when I think of Venkadesh Sir. I had the pleasure of knowing him for past 7 months during which I have enrolled for SCM certification course under his guidance. His serene knowledge, command about the Supply Chain industry makes him prominent, and he would be an asset to institutions that will hire his services.

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Vinay Naik

Planning & Purchase Manager, Rosenberger India

Its a privilege to meet a person like Venkadesh sir, who has instilled, imbibed and rejuvenated yet again my learning attitude. One of the important lesson of 7 habits program is "sharpen the saw", and if you have mentor like him, it's worth to action the habit everytime. Lot of things to learn under him and I look forward a long term going. We have very few subject matters experts in India and he is one among them. Kudos to you sir.

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Mohamed Ali C

Global Sourcing Manager, AGE CARE

Hello Sir, I have taken the SCM Certification exam and I cleared it in my first attempt (312/350). I would like to thank you for all the support you have provided me in achieving this milestone. Because of your vast knowledge in SCM and explaining complex supply chain problems in simple story telling manner was really helpful. I would recommend some of my friends who are in the same path as mine to meet you to discuss on their career path. Once again thank you very much and I am grateful to you and Fhyzics.

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Anandaraji Manoharan

Supply Chain Manager, Carborundum Universal Limited

I passed out my SCM Certification examination within four months. Mr. Venkadesh Narayanan is a reason to complete in a short period of time. From day one onwards i kept following his instructions. The way he brief the chapter with real time examples, tips for exam preparation and method of reading, keep encouraging and simulating interest on supply chain are all really amazing. Very systematic approach.

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Senior Specialist

Whenever I hear the word supply chain, the one place and face that comes to mind are Fhyzics and Venkadesh. The best part during my journey with Venkadesh is his examples in supply chain and the way he connects the topics with the examples. This made us to understand the concepts very easily. I really admire the knowledge he has in supply chain and I am really proud and happy to have him as my mentor. Thank you Venkadesh.

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Sachin Sriram

Supply Chain Analyst

I took up my Supply Chain training at Fhyzics Business Consultants. I had classes during the first week of every month. The concepts were explained to me clearly with a demonstration of real-life examples. These examples were also explained in the form of graphs, illustrations etc. I was also able to interact with the faculties during the sessions to clear my doubts. The PPT provided for each topic was very brief in its explanation of the core concepts. I was also given adequate amount of guidance on how to use the online class and quiz questions given to me.

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Gautham Chandru B C

Lead Engineer, FLSmidth

Thanks for the wonderful support throughout the supply chain program. Venkadesh sir, I personally thank you for the continuous motivation and encouragement during the entire program. The program not only helped me to transform my supply chain understanding, but also to excel in my career. I had the benefit of attending Fhyzics’ classroom and online trainings and both are equally impressive. I also benefitted from the series of webinars conducted by Fhyzics. Overall, I strongly recommend Fhyzics to anyone who wish to excel in supply chain and inventory management. Thank you so much team Fhyzics!

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