CPIM SMR Certification Exam ExamFOCUS Study Notes & Review Questions 2013
The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification
is essential for professionals involved in:
- Production and inventory management
- Supply chain management
- Materials management
Candidates must pass all five exams for the following modules in order to
earn the CPIM designation:
- Basics of Supply Chain Management BSCM
- Master Planning of Resources MPR
Detailed Scheduling and Planning DSP
Execution and Control of Operations ECO
- Strategic Management of Resources SMR
The CPIM exams have a lot of questions that ask for your "best decisions"
(i.e. how you will tackle a situation in a production environment). In
fact, of the questions you will encounter in the exams, a significant
portion of them requires that you pick the best possible options. These
best options are often based on experience and best practices not easily
found in the standard exam text books.
This ExamFOCUS Study Notes build a solid focus while revisiting key
examination topics relevant to the final module - SMR. Whether you
are just starting to study, cramming at the last minute, or simply looking
to refresh, this could prove to be a lifesaver!
SMR is the final module to take. Is it tough? Well, in a sense, yes. It is
tough because there is no fixed answer to the test questions. You are
asked to choose the best possible answer among all potentially OK answers.
Also, most questions are long and with complicated scenarios to confuse
you. To pick up the “politically correct” answers you have to use your
business sense to make judgment on a case by case basis. I would say
SMR is an advanced scenario-format BSCM. SMR is all about supply-side
management at a higher global and strategic level.
What is serious supply management all about? Accenture has developed seven
principles of supply-chain management:
1. Segment customers based on their service needs.
2. Design the logistics network based on service requirements.
3. Listen to the signals of market demand and plan accordingly.
4. Differentiate products based on actual consumer demand.
5. Strategically manage the sources of supply.
6. Develop a supply-chain-wide technology strategy.
7. Adopt measures that apply to every link in the supply chain.
Because of advances in manufacturing and distribution, the cost of
developing new products and services is dropping, and time to market is
speeding up. This has resulted in increasing customer demands, local and
global competition, and increased pressure on the supply chain. To stay
competitive, companies must reinvent themselves so that the supply
chain—sourcing and procurement, production scheduling, order fulfillment,
inventory management, and customer care—is no longer a cost-based
back-office exercise, but rather a flexible operation designed to
effectively address today's challenges. If you have been specializing
in manufacturing or shop floor functions, it is now the time to move
yourself to a managerial position – you need to see things from a broader
MBA style perspective.
To succeed in the SMR exam, you need to get yourself truly familiar with
the most important information by going through sufficiently focused
revision. This is where we fill the gap - you may think of our product as
the unofficial supplement to the regular training class, or you may view
it as a standalone module with a focus on building up your exam
As an effective learning aid implemented in the format of study notes, the
ExamFOCUS Study Notes package is designed to present information in an
easy-to-understand, conversational format. Notes are well-written,
technically accurate and completely representative of the key information
covered by the exam.
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