Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is one of the most recommended certifications by employers worldwide.  The CPIM program offers in-depth education for individuals in the operations and supply chain management profession covering topics from demand management, material planning, capacity planning, supplier and customer relationship management, quality control, and continuous improvement.

Recommended Participants in the CPIM Program

It is recommended that students from the materials, procurement, planning, operations management (shop floor to supervision), and even executive management participate in the CPIM learning program.

Course Enrollment Requirements/Recommendations

The student must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma.  There are no prerequisites are listed for these courses.  The certification exams are not administered by the APICS Gold Rush Chapter, they are managed by APICS Corporate through authorized PearsonVue testing centers.

Course Breakdown

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) credential is two courses and exams.  The following is an outline of the two parts of the CPIM Program. 

CPIM – Part 1

Formerly known as the Basics of Supply Chain Management, this 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. 

CPIM – Part 2

With the reconfiguration, APICS has taken the four detailed and strategy modules and streamlined them into a single course and exam 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.