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CPIM DSP Exam Guide

The third module of the five-part series to earn your CPIM certification is called Detailed Scheduling and Planning or DSP. Like the Master Planning of Resources module, this one will go into greater detail on topics touched on during the initial Basics of Supply Chain Management module you took earlier. Within this module, a much greater focus is given to the tools and techniques used in managing inventory and will cover a wide range of resources. Resources, tools and techniques covered in the DSP module include TOC, Lean concepts, MRP and CRP, and Project management.

After completing the course, you will understand what each technique offers, when and how it should be implemented and how to decide between them for each specific application. The goal of the course is to understand standard measurements as applied to supplier performance, materials, capacity and inventory, as well as when issues should be escalated to higher-ups due to their immediate importance or impact.

You’ll learn about planning material and capacity requirements, as well as supplier planning, procurement planning and how inventory management works. The importance of supply chain management is stressed here, and you will learn how to deploy various management strategies to combat problems and issues within the supply chain.

Candidates taking the Detailed Scheduling and Planning module will need to answer 75 questions, 60 of which will be scored, just as in the previous module. The test is timed, and there is a three-hour limit imposed on students. A passing score is 300 on the scale of 265 to 330.

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Which of the following techniques is used when accounting for inventory?
  • All of these
  • Perpetual inventory records
  • LIFO
  • Periodic inventory
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