Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Certified in Production and Inventory Management



The APICS CPIM or Certified in Production and Inventory Management designation is a professional certification offered by APICS The Association for Operations Management. The program was founded in 1973.

APICS CPIM designees learn 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.

To earn the APICS CPIM designation, operations management professionals must successfully complete five exams: Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, Strategic Management of Resources

The APICS CPIM designation must be maintained every five years through the APICS Certification Maintenance program.[1]


Persons who have qualified for the CPIM designation are eligible to take their professional credentials to the next level with the Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) program[2]. The CFPIM designation is awarded to an elite group of professionals who share their knowledge with others through presenting, publishing, teaching, and participating in other professional development activities.

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