APICS CPIM Part 1 Sofia (20-23 March 2019)

1,299.00  excl. VAT

Duration: 4 days;

Delivery dates: 20-23 March 2019

Instructor:Wolfram F. Irsa, MSc, CPFIM, CIRM;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location:  TBA.


This course is offered in partnership with Symix Bulgaria, an APICS Premier Channel Partner

Visit the Symix CSCP page for detailed info on the exam and the course

About this course:

The new APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPIM Part 1) Certification Review Class

The new and improved Basics of Supply Chain Management course is now the Part 1 of the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program the best curriculum worldwide for professional training and certification in the fields of Operations Management including production, purchasing, logistics, and inventory management.

Developed by APICS – The Association for Operations Management the Basics of Supply Chain Management workshop provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization.

Passing the CPIM Part 1 exam (subject of additional cost) you will get an internationally recognized (BASICS) certificate from APICS. Passing the CPIM Part 2 exam you will become CPIM certified. Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve all of the internal operations within the four walls of your company.

Who should attend:

  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants;
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in the Supply Chain Excellence;
  • Organizations that intend to expand their Supply and Distribution Chains both domestically and internationally;
  • Individuals who plan to take the APICS CPIM certification exam.

All participants will get:

  • Internationally recognized APICS certificate for completion of the workshop;
  • Original APICS Certified Participant Guides plus PowerPoint slides in printed form;
  • Access to the On-line learning system components;
  • Two coffee breaks and lunch per day.

Major Session Topics

• Introduction to Supply Chain Management
• Demand Management
• Master Planning
• Material Requirements Planning
• Capacity Management and Production Activity Control
• Purchasing
• Inventory Fundamentals
• Inventory Management
• Execution and control
• Physical Distribution
• Continuous Improvement
• Final Exam and Course Debrief

About the Instructor, Wolfram F. Irsa


Wolfram F. Irsa, MSc, CPFIM, CIRM is an educator, trainer, seminar presenter and management consultant with experience in implementations and support for customers around the world.

Mr. Irsa is focused on improving efficiency in Operations Management. Mr. Irsa has more than twenty-five years of hands-on experience working in Operations Management and Logistics Management, having worked with companies like Philips, NXP, SiemensVDO, Tyco, General Electric, Johnson Controls, Delphi, Lexmark, BASF, 3M, ASE, KTM, and Lear.


Mr. Irsa holds a certification as an auditor for IATF16949. He is a perceptive, dedicated, and resourceful operations, manufacturing, supply chain and quality assurance professional with extensive experience in operations, sourcing, new product introduction, quality/reliability and inventory management.

He understands the big picture and maintains knowledge of all aspects of the manufacturing business. He has major strengths in supply chain management, fabless/offshore manufacturing, sourcing and supplier management, product qualification, and reliability/design verification testing and failure analysis.


His extensive knowledge and experience includes sourcing and manufacturing with Asian companies, both from a culture and cost savings basis. He is highly skilled in ERP, global supply chain, information systems, stress test methodologies, and facilities management. He develops strong purchasing, planning, product engineering, production, quality, reliability, test, and document management system functions in start-up environments.

He successfully implements programs that result in achieving top rankings for quality, delivery, and service to key customers. He has presented at international conferences in Europe, Asia and North America.