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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.



Transforming The Careers of Supply Chain Professionals  & Assisting Organizations Transform Their Supply Chains into Value Chains

World First Authentic Practical Oriented Approach Certification Program in Production and Inventory Management

Operating within a manufacturing and operations environment and having control over the wide range of manufacturing activities that take place within a typical manufacturing or process industry is a competitive advantage in today’s dynamic economy. Gaining this competitive advantage requires being able to identify the various operations within manufacturing and operations, and in turn recognizing the need to initiate and implement a number of continuous improvement initiatives to reduce operating costs and increase throughput.

​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​



During the past three decades several supply chain certification bodies have been established; however, in the main most of the education offerings have concentrated on the theoretical aspects of the subject matter and fell short on the practical applications.

These certification programs enhance the thought process of the professionals, but many certified professionals are unable to implement the theory into practice without some extra help along the way. So, after several years of research, VCARE Academy has taken the initiative and is launching a series of supply chain certification programs to fill the existing gap in the supply chain education. These certification programs are purely based on the practical aspect of the many facets of the supply chain.

We can help you improve your supply chain expertise, and at the same time, enhance your company’s supply chain capabilities.

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Just because you know how to bend metal, assemble a product or mix ingredients, doesn’t mean you understand manufacturing and operations. It doesn’t mean you fully understand the role of manufacturing. Success comes from a blend of theory and practice so a person can see how the whole manufacturing and supply chain dynamics weave together and interact. Only in CPIA do we have them coming together. Operations management, materials management industrial engineering functions supply chain operations and management-employee interface all come together in this dynamic program. It does it in a way that makes you feel that you are right there. It is the only course I’ve seen that puts the combination together. It’s made for those who want to learn and lead a manufacturing group.

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The Certified Production and Inventory Analyst (CPIA) program is one of the best certification programs in the field of supply chain management. This program helps employers to provide an exceptional kick-start to transform both new and current employees to a work-to-do professional status to reach a high level of productivity in a very short time.

The CPIA Program provides the learners with a practical hands-on platform on which to develop their skills, both in the classroom and in the workplace. We left the theory at the door!

CPIA program enable employers to identify where the knowledge and training gaps are within their organization. Having a well-qualified and certified staff is a great competitive advantage and branding tool for a world-class business.



We offer a unique approach to achieving a qualification, tailoring studies to our learners' in accordance with their needs and requirements. We promote best practice and high standards in industry, working to support and assist business and individuals through the implementation of blended learning.

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  • The importance of manufacturing

  • How Operations is the coordinating function of manufacturing

  • Planning and scheduling priorities in manufacturing

  • Determining and controlling capacities in manufacturing

  • Materials Management from an information standpoint

  • Materials Management from a physical standpoint

  • Technologies and strategies of manufacturing

  • Processes and materials in manufacturing

  • Key supporting manufacturing functions

  • The importance of improving manufacturing continuously



Assessment Criteria

Introduction to Manufacturing and Operations Management - 10% 

Operations Planning and Scheduling -15%

Materials Management - 25%

Manufacturing and Manufacturing Processes - 30%

Manufacturing and Operations Support Functions - 20%

Final Exam

Duration: 180 Minutes
Questions: 100 - MCQs
Examination: Online Proctored
Passing Criteria: 60%

1 Final Exam Retake is Free-of-Charge if Unsuccessful in first attempt

Practice Exam(s)

Duration: 30 Minutes for each module
Questions: 10 MCQs and 10 T/F
Examination: Online 
Passing Criteria: Self Assessment

Self Assessment Questions for Each Module



The Mini Master and Master Classes offered by VCARE Academy are revolutionary, impactful, and dynamic courses. They provide an immersive learning environment that is more adaptable than traditional methods so you can make the most out of the learning journey.

Learners are provided with guidelines on comprehending the concepts, frameworks, and approaches, thus helping learners overcome obstacles and create a path to success. In addition, this allows them to improve their abilities and skills to open their minds to new perspectives. 

These programs are great for both newcomers and experienced professionals. Discover now what’s right for you.

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