Why Study CPIM?

CPIM is your Answer!

More than 60,000 people have earned the Certified in Production and Inventory Management - CPIM designation since 1973, and thousands continue to pursue certification each year.

Join the growing number of your peers who have earned the CPIM designation, and enjoy the benefits they have derived from their achievements:

  • increased technical and functional knowledge
  • widespread recognition of professional competence
  • enhanced credibility with both employers and customers
  • demonstrated levels of professional expertise and skill
  • evidence commitment to professional growth and development.
  • New Skills and abilities that you acquire during the certification process will improve your on-the-job performance.

You will be able to understand how to:

  • optimize your inventory investment
  • deliver products and services Just-in-Time
  • streamline operations through accurate forecasting
  • consistently meet your long-, medium-, and short-range goals
  • manage all aspects of the supply chain
  • maximize the performance of your systems and technologies.

CPIM is the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of Education

After diligent preparation, after all your hard work, after passing all exams, you are finally certified. But this is not the end; it is just the beginning - the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of education. This pursuit has put you a cut above the rest and has given you your own strategic advantage in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

CPIM is a professional destination

Beyond the CPIM program, APICS offers the distinguished Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) designation to recognize individuals who exhibit exceptional knowledge of specialized production and inventory functional areas and are actively involved in educating industry professionals.