CPIA certification is designed to increase your knowledge of a business environment and in particular the role manufacturing plays in business. The program will provide insights into the many opportunities that exist within manufacturing for well-qualified personnel.

The program covers the role of manufacturing and operations in the 21st century, how manufacturing forms the “engine” of the supply chain, the role of planning and scheduling in manufacturing, the various manufacturing strategies and engineering materials, and the materials management and industrial engineering support functions. Each presents a challenge to those who are engaged in the field of manufacturing and operations.


  • Introduction to Manufacturing and Operations Management
  • Business Formation and Business Strategy
  • Business Functions and Activities
  • Management
  • Supply Chains and Customer Service


  • Operations Planning and Scheduling
  • Forecasting & Demand Management
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Materials Planning
  • Capacity Planning


  • Materials Management
  • Purchasing, and Warehousing
  • Inventory Management and Materials Handling
  • Transportation and Distribution


  • Manufacturing and Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing and Technology
  • Manufacturing Strategies
  • Types of Production
  • Manufacturing Processing, & Manufacturing Materials


  • Manufacturing and Operations Support Functions
  • Engineering and Productivity Improvement
  • Quality, Inspection, Metrology, & Maintenance
  • Lean and Waste Management
  • Continuous Improvement

The Program Includes: -

  • 36 hours of training and an exam preparation workshop
  • Body of Knowledge (BoK)
  • Certification final exam online with iProctor
  • Practise exam(s) access for each module
  • One exam retake is free-of-charge if a learner does not pass the exam on the first attempt
  • A digital certification certificate will be awarded on passing the final exam
  • International certification from VCARE academy
  • Professional membership for a period of five years

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