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- Certified in Production and Inventory Management
Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 80,000 professionals
on 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
Benefits of CPIM
A CPIM education can help you to Increase your functional knowledge of
production and inventory management Improve efficiency across the processes
of your organization's supply chain Streamline operations through accurate
Predict outcomes more accurately Maximize customer satisfaction by delivering
products and services Just-in-Time Increase profitability by optimizing
your organization's inventory investment Enhance your credibility among
peers, employers, and customers.
Who should earn the CPIM designation?
A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in
Candidates must pass all exams for the following modules
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Explore the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials in a supply
chain. In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from
internal and external suppliers to and from your organization. Topics
the Supply Chain
Resources Planning (MRP II)
Master Planning of Resources
Explore the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify
and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.
The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules
that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.
Sales and Operations
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling.
Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity
requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement
and supplier planning. Topics include:
Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management
the Detailed Material Planning Process
to Support the Priority Plan
and External Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations
Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work
plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing
feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling
and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives
and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories.
and Sequencing Work
and Implementing Controls
and Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems
and Providing Feedback.
Strategic Management of Resources
Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies
to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course
addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan,
configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic
plan, and implementing change. Topics include:
Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology, and Organizational Design
and Integrating Internal Processes
about CPIM self-study options.
CPIM Exam Preparation
Prepare for your next CPIM exam through Chapter Review Courses, APICS
Workshops, online CPIM review courses, or self-study. Also, be sure to
obtain the Primary References. (Also see Study references Page on this
For Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CPIM
testing in India, see
CPIM- India info page and CPIM - Important
dates page on this site
Once You Earn the CPIM designation
Take your CPIM credentials to the next level by earning the CFPIM designation.
more about the CFPIM program.
CPIM designees must maintain their certification every five years through
the Certification Maintenance program. Learn
CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional Program
The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new industry
educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing
needs of the supply chain management field.
From the manufacturing to the service industry, regardless of whether
a company is serving business or consumer markets or is for profit or
not-for-profit, the increasingly important role of supply chain management
is affecting all organizations. Customers already expect good quality
at low prices, and speed of delivery is becoming more important. As a
result, effective supply chain management has become essential to successfully
compete in today's global marketplace.
The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal
operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain-from
the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer-and provides you
with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities
to maximize a company's value chain.
Benefits of the CSCP Program
After earning your CSCP designation, you will
Learn to boost
productivity, collaboration, and innovation
to positively affect lead times, inventory, productivity, and bottom-line
to manage the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced
costs and increase efficiencies and customer service
Gain the knowledge
to effectively and efficiently manage worldwide supply chain activities
confidence and peer and industry recognition
Enjoy the potential
for career advancement and increased earnings.
Who should pursue the CSCP education and designation?
The CSCP program is for professionals in operations and supply chain management.
This designation is ideal for you if you are
more depth of knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier and
relations, international trade, the use of information technology to enable
the supply chain, and
who is consulting or teaching supply chain functions
Working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.
The CSCP program
will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve
your company's competitive position and profitability.
The CSCP body of knowledge is comprised of three focus areas:
Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (SCM)
Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance
Implementation and Operations
CSCP Exam Preparation
To help prepare you for the CSCP exam, APICS has developed the CSCP
Learning System. Based on the CSCP body of knowledge, the learning
system is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation
program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to
deliver a customized learning experience.
a free demo of the CSCP Learning System today.
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Earning Your CSCP
To earn the CSCP designation, candidates must pass one comprehensive four-hour
exam. The CSCP exam will be administered in paper-and-pencil format. For
more details see the
CSCP - India Info Page and CSCP - Important
Becoming a CSCP Candidate
The CSCP examination is available to individuals who have relevant work
experience and education. To be eligible for the CSCP exam, a candidate
must meet one of the following criteria:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience
CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business
Five years of related business experience.
Individuals must submit an application documenting their eligibility to
take the APICS CSCP exam.
To submit your eligibility documents, see details on CSCP
- India Info Page
To see information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for
CSCP exams go to
CSCP - India Info
Page and CSCP - Important Dates page
Additional CSCP program information
the APICS CSCP Reference List
the CSCP brochure.
the CSCP Update list to receive the latest information as it becomes
a diagram of the program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit our FAQs for answers
to questions about the CSCP program.
Exam Application Procedures
Before you can register for the exam, you must complete an eligibility
application and receive an authorization to test notice from APICS. If
you have a question about your eligibility, read the guidelines.
To submit your eligibility documents, see details on
CSCP - India Info Page
You can also optionally send your details through the Online
Eligibility Application. Note you must be logged in to the APICS Web
site to access this application. If you are not registered with the APICS
Web site, please apply using this application.
Exam Registration Information
International APICS CSCP Registration Bulletin for primary information
For Information related to India, registration fees and deadlines you
can visit the page -
CSCP - India Info Page and CSCP - Important
APICS Congratulates the First APICS CSCP Designees from India!
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see the list of the newly certified CSCP candidates