Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

NEW  - Transformed CPIM for Today’s Busy Professionals

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 100,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.
 
Companies and employers know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations.  Now, APICS is streamlining the CPIM program to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

CPIM Transformation – The NEW CPIM Version 6.0

The new, streamlined CPIM program launches in September 2017. Features and benefits of the new CPIM Version 6.0 include:

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.
  • Already taken CPIM BSCM? - The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new, streamlined CPIM Part 1.  
  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.
  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.

 

WHAT IS CPIM?

The APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management Professional increases your functional knowledge of production and inventory management to improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain. You gain expertise that enables you to streamline operations through accurate forecasting, allowing you to predict outcomes more accurately. You will be able to maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time; increasing profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment. CPIM certification enhances your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.

WHO SHOULD PURSUE CPIM?
A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing