Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

Gain the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

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What do you learn?

In the CPIM program, participants learn to improve all functional areas of the enterprise. Employees build their skills and knowledge in materials management, while companies build leadership and increase profitability. The CPIM focuses on five key modules for a total of approximately 150 hours of training.

Who should take it?

APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management

  • Operations

  • Supply chain management

  • Procurement

  • Materials management

  • Purchasing

Why should you take it?

An APICS CPIM designation will help you:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management

  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization

  • Master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities

  • Gain knowledge to apply principles ERP software to cover various critical functions within your organization

  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services

  • Enhance your credibility within your organization

  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

  • APICS CPIM is preferred by thousands of employers worldwide.

  • More than 100,000 professionals since 1973 have earned the APICS CPIM designation.

  • APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to:

    • Demand management

    • Procurement management

    • Supplier planning

    • Material requirements planning

    • Capacity planning

    • Sales and operations planning

    • Master scheduling

    • Performance measurements

    • Supplier relationships

    • Quality control

    • Continuous improvement

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global operations.

CPIM teaches employees critical skills in design, operations, and control systems. These learned skills include:

  • Accurate forecasting for streamlined operations

  • Enhanced supply chain management

  • Just-In-Time delivery of products and services

  • Getting maximum performance from systems and technologies.