CPIM SMR Exam Guide
The final module of the five-part series culminating in your CPIM certificate is the Strategic Management of Resources (SMR) module. While previous modules have focused largely on tools and concepts used directly in the management of the supply chain and inventory, this module focuses on developing higher thinking and planning abilities.
Candidates will learn how market requirements affect the availability of resources in the supply chain (a spike in demand can create shortages in materials that have wide-ranging implications, for instance). You will also learn how market forces affect organization-wide processes. The questions within this exam can be drawn from the entire CPIM course but will have a focus on higher thinking and planning, as mentioned. You will also learn how new and upcoming technologies/processes can affect operations and functions within the entire supply chain.
As with the previous exams, candidates have three hours to complete the Strategic Management of Resources (SMR) module. The test consists of 75 questions and only 60 of those questions are scored. The SMR module draws on the entire body of knowledge learned during the five-module course, not just the last segment. The minimum passing score is 300 out of the 265-330 range.
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