Preferred by employers worldwide, the APICS CPIM is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence.  This certification covers the essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier management, material reqirements planning, capacity planning, sales and operation planning, quality control, and continuous improvement.  The CPIM is appropriate for persons working in procurement, materials management, operations, or supply chain management. 

Why you should earn the CPIM designation?

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 25% increase
  • Improve you hiring potential by 65%
  • Career advancement
  • Professional growth
  • Increased credibility and recognition
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing your career and your company's operations

Through the CPIM preparation and exam process, you will gain knowledge, learn skills and best practices required to execute, control and improve internal operations within the four walls of your company. 

One certification, two exams:

CPIM Part 1:

  • This prep course covers the basic concepts to complete the flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers in manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries.  This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.
  • Course module covered in CPIM Part 1:

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

CPIM Part 2:

  • This prep course consists of four detailed and strategy modules in a single course that examines the planning and execution hierarchy from high-level planning to detailed shop-floor management. Examining in greater detail the concepts presented in Part 1 of the CPIM series, this module provides a framework for planning and decision making that examines the strategies and their implications on the operations functions throughout the supply chain.
  • Course modules covered in CPIM Part 2:

Module 1: Strategic Management of Resources

Module 2: Master Planning of Resources

Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations