The APICS CPIM is the global standard education credential program of the Association of Supply Chain Management, ASCM. Every ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system uses business rules originating from CPIM's body of knowledge. People with the APICS CPIM, credential are highly sought after professionals in the manufacturing and supply chain industries.
The CPIM designation (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) is the global standard of expertise for operations professionals involved in purchasing, planning, production, finance, marketing, sales, engineering, quality, and shipping/receiving.
The CPIM program, provides professionals with the skill set necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today’s increasingly intricate supply chains, and prepares them to take the CPIM certification exam.
Two-part Certification Prep Course
To receive your APICS CPIM certification you will need to take the two-part certification prep program which includes: 72 hours of instruction plus access to APICS online and Penn State online learning materials, practice tests and exam review. The program is taught by Penn State approved and APICS certified instructors. These courses are being offered in collaboration with other campuses of Penn State through video link, Zoom and online platforms, classes are originated at Penn State Scranton.
Part 1: APICS CPIM Program
This module covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials that represents a supply chain from suppliers to customers. Supply chain concepts, basic terminology and relationships among activities in the supply chain are introduced. This course is the prerequisite for APICS CPIM Module II.
- Dates: Sept. 30 through Nov. 20, 2021
- Days and Times: Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.
- Delivery: Instructor-led videoconferencing via Zoom
- Registration Deadline: Sept. 22, 2021
- Investment: $1,450