APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) 

What is APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) Certification?

( Previously known as APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management ( CPIM ) 

Certification )

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control.

APICS CPIM certification may be right for you if you want to demonstrate professional knowledge in increasing an organization’s profitability by optimizing its production and inventory management within the “four walls” of the organization.

Supply Chain Operations Areas Most Suited for CPIM Designation

What does APICS CPIM ( Certified in Planning and Inventory Management ) Designation/ Program meant to you and your employer?


The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk. CPIM serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.



The APICS CPIM designation provides the candidate with the knowledge to improve productivity within the organization's supply chain and increase profitability by optimizing the organization's inventory management. 



To YOUR Employer

Educational / Professional Prerequisites

None (no bachelor’s degree or international equivalent is required)






After earning the CPIM you will be able to: 

CPIM 8.0

Module 1: Supply Chains and Strategy

Section A: Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy

Section B: Strategic Scope and Objectives

Section C: Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy

Section D:  Functional and Operational Strategies

Section E: Environments, Types, and Layouts 

Section F: Performance Monitoring and KPIs

Section G: Risk Management.

Section H: Capital Equipment and Facilities

Section I: Sustainability Strategies

Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning 

Section A: S&OP Purpose and Process 

Section B:  Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans

 Section C: Reconciling S&OP Plans

Module 3: Demand 

Section A: Demand Management 

Section B: Sources of Demand/Forecasting

Section C: Forecast Performance 

Module 4: Supply

Section A:  Creating and Validating the Master Schedule

Section B: Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule

Section C: Material Requirements Planning.

Section D: CRP and Scheduling

Section E: Suppliers and Purchasing

Section F: Changes and Product Life Cycle Management.

Module 5: Detailed Schedules

Section A: Planning Detailed Schedules 

Section B: Scheduling and PAC Methods 

Section C: Creating Production and Service Schedules

Section D: Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials

Module 6: Inventory

Section A: Inventory Planning

Section B: Inventory and Product Costs, Value and Metrics

Section C: Itemized Inventory Management

Section D: Inventory Control

Module 7: Distribution 

Section A: Planning Distribution 

Section B: Replenishment and Order Management 

Section C: Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics 

Module 8: Quality, Technology and Continuous Improvement

Section A: Quality 

Section B: Technology

Section C: Continuous Improvement

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