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Supply Chain Management - Certificate (Production & Inventory Control)

Course Details


Available: Part- Time

Duration: 1 Year

Award: Certificate

Qualification: NFQ Level 7 Minor Award

Faculty: Kemmy Business School Science and Engineering

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Application Deadline: Friday, January 7, 2022


Neasa O'Donovan

Brief Description

Starting January 24th 2022.

The Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) programme provides students with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

Power Up Your Management Potential

Based on the globally recognised body of knowledge in production and inventory management offered by APICS, this one-year certificate programme offers professionals the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of supply chain processes and the ability to evaluate inventory activities within an organisation’s global operations.

Participants learn to:

  • Leverage expanded functional knowledge of production and inventory management to maximise ROI on organisational systems and technology
  • Master the tools needed to effectively manage global supply chain activities
  • Apply the principles of ERP software to various critical functions within organisations
  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration using best practices, common terminology and corporate-wide communication

How it works

  • Comprised of six taught modules, this programme covers the topics of demand and procurement management; supplier, materials, capacity, sales and operations planning; master scheduling; performance measurements; supplier relationships; quality control; continuous improvement and supply chain business excellence models.

Guidance and support is provided by MDU for the duration of the programme.

This course will be fully online for the Academic Year 2021/2.

Autumn Semester Spring Semester
Introduction to Models & Frameworks for SCM Supply Operations Management
Forecasting and Scheduling Strategic Management
Supply & Demand Planning Industry Learning Project
Case Study Skills Portfolio


For professionals who:

  • Have a minimum of two years of organisational experience and aspire to or currently hold their first supervisory or managerial position in supply chain or inventory management
  • Want to develop a range of practical skills and a deeper understanding of effective supply chain management

Seek a third-level qualification in management

What to Include with your Application
Delays in receiving these documents will affect the progress of your application.
- Photo or Scanned original copy of your transcripts for all years of study. (Graduates of UL need only provide us with their Student ID number.)
- Photo or Scanned copy of passport to verify ID and full legal name.
- A copy of your most recent CV, (for Springboard applicants, please note that by providing this document you are agreeing that we may send it to members of industry if you require assistance when searching for an Industry Learning Placement (ILE) or project work). Applies to some courses only.

- Proof of Status, e.g. unemployed, employed, self employed, returners. Acceptable documents for proof of status can be found here

- Applicants who do not have English as their first language may satisfy English Language requirements:

  • If your qualifications have been obtained in a country where English is an official language this will suffice
  • If this is not available, the following additional documents must be provided:
    • English translation of your qualification(s)/transcripts
    • English language competency certificate

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For information on the course fees Click Here.

For information on funding and scholarships please click here.