APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)               

CPIM Certification

Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 100,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Benefits of CPIM

A CPIM education can help you to:

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management.
  • Improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain.
  • Streamline operations through accurate forecasting.
  • Predict outcomes more accurately.
  • Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time.
  • Increase profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment.
  • Enhance your credibility among peers, employers, and customers.


 Who should earn the CPIM designation?

A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

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

 The CPIM module courses are the right place to start!

Certification Mainenance:
Every 5 years you need to earn enough points to maintain your active status.  No, you cannot buy them, you need to earn them through involvement within the Supply Chain, aside from your job.  Prospective employers can see if you are an active member HERE.

Learn more about the APICS CPIM program

If you have any questions please contact DIRECTOREDUCATION@APICSOTTAWA.ORG