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APICS CPIM Part 1 Exam Guide

The APICS CPIM Part 1 certification (previously Basics of Supply Chain Management or BSCM) is an entry-level module and covers what you would expect – the basics. You’ll learn the concepts that govern the world of supply and demand, how the flow of goods and materials affects final output and how supply chain management works in different industries, including retail, distribution, manufacturing and service industries.

The four main topics of the CPIM Part 1 exam include:

– Business-wide Concepts (25%)
– Demand Management (25%)
– Transformation of Demand into Supply (25%)
– Supply (25%)

The exam consists of 150 different questions, all of which are multiple choice. However, 20 of these questions are unscored. After you have mastered CPIM Part 1, you will move on to the CPIM Part 2 (now composed of the four modules previously known as MPR, DSP, ECO, and SMR).

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Production planning is generally a direct input into which of the following?
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  • Rough cut capacity planning
  • Material requirements planning
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CPIM® Part 1 Cumulative Stats Recent Test Scores
82% 31% 53% 34% 91%
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Exams Taken 12
September 28, 2017 at 2:57 PM 91%
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