Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 75,000 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

CPIM Modules

Candidates must pass all exams for the following modules
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Master Planning of Resources
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Execution and Control of Operations
Strategic Management of Resources

Upcoming Course Offerings

The manufacturing industry is changing dramatically, and on a global scale. Competition among companies and countries is becoming increasingly intense. The need to continuously improve quality, cost, and time - to rethink management techniques to bolster productivity - will be central to success in the coming decades.

Management experts agree that ever-changing customer requirements and constantly improving manufacturing technology will require flexible workers with many skills and broad knowledge. Organizations will become more streamlined, eliminating the functional silos that inhibit communication and prevent system-wide change. When information and understanding is shared more widely, decisions will come quicker, actions will be more effective, and results will be more positive.

Managers of the future will understand the integrated manufacturing enterprise and be able to move the organization forward effectively. They will encourage consensus decision-making among multiple functional areas and will focus on quality and customer service. Personnel at all levels within the organization will require continuous education to master changing technologies and take advantage of the new market realities.

The purpose of the APICS, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification courses are to help provide individuals the skills required to meet today's industry challenges, and provide organizations integrated approaches to management, in addition to creating a dedicated, flexible workforce.