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APICS Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

Resilience and agility are what make supply chains thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. Becoming CPIM certified shows employers that you know how to effectively manage disruptions, demand variations and supply chain risk.

What is the purpose of this course?

Resilience and agility are what make supply chains thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.


With a CPIM certification, you will develop the competencies needed to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain. In addition, you'll have the knowledge to better respond to supply disruptions, demand variations, and manage supply chain risk.


Commit yourself to a higher level of education, boost your career prospects and help any organization stay competitive in today’s economy.

What will I learn?

The course broken down into 14 modules spread across two parts:

CPIM Part 1

  • Module 1: Supply Chain Overview

  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Demand Management

  • Module 3: Plan Supply

  • Module 4: Execute Supply Plan

  • Module 5: Inventory Management

  • Module 6: Continuous Improvement/Quality Management and Technologies

CPIM Part 2

  • Module 1: Strategy

  • Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning

  • Module 3: Demand

  • Module 4: Supply

  • Module 5: Inventory

  • Module 6: Detailed Schedules

  • Module 7: Distribution

  • Module 8: Quality, Continuous Improvement and Technology

What is the pre-requisite for this course?

There are no eligibility requirements.

How long will it take me?

Part 1: 4 Months

Part 2: 4 Months

(Duration of the course is subject to mode of delivery.)

Learning options

This course is available as a self-study, instructor-led or blended program.


Get the ultimate flexibility with our self-study option. self-study combine printed books with an online, interactive platform that includes learning activities, quizzes, flashcards and downloadable content so you can study anywhere. Self-study is ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules.

Instructor-Led (min of 6 people)

Learn from an APICS-recognized instructor in a class of your peers. The instructor-led option features the same online learning system tools that are in the self-study option.


A combination of online supported self-study and 1-hour weekly virtual classes.

How will I be assessed?

To earn your CPIM designation, you must pass two CPIM exams within three years of each other.

You will have 3,5 hours for each exam. 

What do I get?

APICS International Certificate

Equivalent to NQF Level: 6

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