Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The Internationally Recognized Standard for Excellence

CPIM Transformed 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 107,000 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.

View the webinar CPIM Transformed for Today's Busy Professional and FAQ's for details on the new CPIM Learning System and exams.

CPIM Transformation – The NEW CPIM Version 6.0

The new, streamlined CPIM program launched 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 CPIM Part 1.
  • ·         Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.

  • ·         Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program.

The new CPIM Learning System is a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and certification preparation training program.  The program combines reading material and interactive web-based study tools and tests plus an optional instructor-led option to enhance your learning effectiveness.  Each learning module can be accessed in print, online via the embedded ereader, or downloaded for offline studying.  Progress check questions are included at the end of each section to ensure you are retaining the information before you proceed to the next section.  In addition, the rationale for each online quiz and test question found in the web-based tools is mapped directly to the reading materials.

CPIM Part 1

This course prepares you for the CPIM exam – Part 1 and provides a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge with an emphasis on the Basics of Supply Chain Management.

CPIM Part 2

The course prepares you for the CPIM exam – Part 2 provides a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge beyond Basics of Supply Chain Management which covers four areas:

  • Strategic Management of Resources
  • Master Planning of Resources
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning
  • Execution and Control of Operations 


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