Program Overview

 Fast Track Education Program (FTEP) – Program Overview

In our ongoing dedication to promote manufacturing/business education and training across all industries, we offer the following turnkey programs that provide immediate performance improvement results for student and employer.

One Stop Shopping

PHOENIX FTEP administrators provide all of the materials needed, take care of administrative details required, e.g., membership, exam scheduling, supplemental course information, etc., which in turn allows the student-employee to focus on the coursework and have minimal job and family disruption.

Efficient Time Commitment and Immediate ROI

Resourcefully designed accelerated courses where students attend full-day sessions over approximately six months time. Curriculum architecture provides immediate business operations return-on-investment for student and employer.

Program Price – All programs include: course materials [Participant Guides, Study Notes and Exam Fees for full certification, Exam Content Manual and Registration Bulletin, APICS Dictionary and one-year Membership {if already a member, membership is extended or price can be reduced} if applicable]; PHOENIX Study Guide, appropriate number of days of classroom instruction by certified PHOENIX professionals, Help line [phone and email], and a recommended reading list

Fast Track Education Program [FTEP]
Content covers the entire enterprise resource planning [ERP] body of knowledge including, but not limited to, the following certifications:

  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM] [APICS]
  • Certified in Integrated Resource Management [CIRM] [APICS]
  • Certified in Lean Business Practices [CLBP] [PHOENIX]


Certified in Production and Inventory Management [CPIM] [APICS] This international program has certified more than 80,000 professionals throughout the world over the last 30 years.  It provides a common base for professionals to evaluate their knowledge of the basics and latest established techniques in the field or production, inventory, and supply chain management.  It is designed to test specialized knowledge that immediately helps enhance on-the-job performance.

“The experience of the CPIM classes and exams for employees at the Wallingford, Conn. C-COR facility has helped promote teaming and cohesion. Personnel are using study groups and participating in numerous discussions relating to content and learning. It is refreshing to hear the new language around me. I will develop a C-COR ‘dream team’ thanks to your training and support and everyone’s earnest participation.

Mark A. Talbot, CPIM, VP Manufacturing Operations, C-COR, Wallingford, CT.

Certified in Integrated Resource Management [CIRM] [APICS] This international program has certified thousands of professionals throughout the world over the last 15 years. It has been designed to develop managerial and leadership skills. Successful candidates of this program become effective leaders empowered by a broad perspective of the entire organization. Participants thoroughly understand the value of collaboration among all the aspects of the enterprise: e.g., manufacturing, materials, information technology, quality, human resources, sales, marketing, and finance.

Certified in Lean Business Practices [CLBP] [PHOENIX] Lean is the fundamental rethinking and radical redesign of business and supply chain processes to achieve dramatic improvements in critical measures of performance. This new certification, developed and sponsored by PHOENIX Business Consulting, will testify to the successful candidate’s knowledge and ability to apply Lean concepts and techniques. In addition to covering the traditional Lean Manufacturing emphasis, it also covers other business processes, e.g., Purchasing.

“The greatest benefit was seeing the manufacturing process broken down so you recognize more clearly how reliant we all are on each others’ specific functions to make sure forecasts, schedules, and requirements are met.”

Jeanine Kaminski, CPIM, Manufacturing Accountant, Del Monte Foods