Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS is an elite certification for supply chain operations. It is globally recognized as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management. Moreover, CPIM is highly demanded, for it qualifies its holder to maximize Return of Investment, increase customer satisfaction, reduce organization’s costs. Therefore, CPIM certified are often offered a salary increase. CPIM also boosts your hiring opportunities up to 65%.
American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
With an experience of over 60 years, supply chain organizations relied on AIPCS to deliver top-notch education and certifications that qualify their holders to excel in their fields. APICS’s objective is to constantly develop supply chain talents and transcend with their performance in order to transform the way people conduct business. In addition, APICS family extends to more than 45,000 members in 100 countries, making it the premier supply chain management association.
CPIM Certification Requirements
In order to be eligible for the CPIM, you need to have:
- 3 years of related experience OR
- Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent* OR
- Hold an active CLTD, CPIM, CFPIM, SCOR-P, CIRM, CPM, CSM, CPSM, CTL credential
CPIM Certification Study Material
When successfully purchasing the exam, you are offered either self-study materials through the CPIM learning system, online courses, or classroom instruction. You can choose what fits you best.
You can register for the exam online through APICS’s website.
CPIM exam consists of 2 parts, 5 modules and one exam for each part. Each module reflects critical areas in production and inventory management.
|Module||Number of Questions||length|
|Part 1||Module 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management||150( 130 operational and 20 pretest)||3.5 hours|
|Part 2||Module 1 – Strategic Management of Resources
Module 2 – Master Planning of Resources
Module 3 – Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Module 4 – Execution and Control of Operations
|150 (130 operational and 20 pretest )
-each module weighing 25%
Passing Score: The CPIM score range is 200 to 350:
Pass = 300-350
Fail = 200-299
Location: Exams are taken in Pearson VUE Training Centers.
Each exam has its own price; however, you can purchase the CPIM bundle to save money and obtain the whole package. More information about pricing is available on APICS’s website.