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Basics of Supply Chain Management

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Scott Hinton recently obtained his CPIM certification after completing instructor led review courses through the North Central Ohio Chapter. Here's what Scott had to say about his CPIM program experience.

        "My APICS CPIM experience began as an opportunity for me.  My company, The Wooster Brush Company offered it to me as a chance to learn more and grow in the inventory and scheduling functions I am responsible for.  My boss is certified and I have always been impressed with the depth of his knowledge.  I have to admit I was somewhat apprehensive about trying to get certified in an area I didn't have a great deal of experience in yet. The North Central Chapter of APICS has been helpful throughout the entire process and I am proud to say I am affiliated with them.  The facilities for instruction were top notch thanks to the Gorman-Rupp Company.  The Chapter had experienced, knowledgeable instructors come in to review the material.  I was always impressed with the amount of on-the-job experiences they had to share.  My advice for those thinking about enrolling in the APICS CPIM program is to start the journey now and stick with it.  You will come out of it with way more than a certification. I have learned so much working towards my certification.  I know it will guide my career path until the day I retire.  Although it was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, it is also one of the greatest accomplishments as well. I think my company is beginning to understand the value of an APICS certification.  Nothing can replace experience, but if you can wear the many different hats and understand the different areas of your organization you will be able to do your job better and be successful. That is what an APICS CPIM certification helps you do."

Scott Hinton, CPIM        


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

Why You Should Earn the CPIM Designation:

  • Increase your salary - on average designees see a 27% increase

  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%

  • Maximize ROI on systems and technology

  • Reduce your organization's cost

  • Provide more value to your organization

  • Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers


Features and Benefits of the new streamlined CPIM Version 6.0 Program

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.

Part 1: 
MODULE 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management 

Part 2 Book 1: 
MODULE 1 – Strategic Management of Resources
MODULE 2 – Master Planning of Resources

Part 2 Book 2:
MODULE 3 – Detailed Scheduling and Planning
MODULE 4 – Execution and Control of Operations

  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.
  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools. 

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

A higher level of performance 

Employers prefer it. Professionals who earn it perform at a higher level. The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation empowers professionals with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. For decades, the CPIM program has delivered value in the careers of those who’ve earned it, and higher performance in companies that employ designees. In fact, more than 100,000 professionals have earned the CPIM designation since 1973. 

Why you need to earn the APICS CPIM designation

APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts and strategies related to:

  • Demand management
  • Procurement management
  • Supplier planning
  • Material requirements planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Sales and operations planning
  • Master scheduling
  • Performance measurements
  • Supplier relationships
  • Quality control
  • Continuous improvement


APICS CPIM education is essential if you are involved in:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing


An APICS CPIM designation will help you: 

  • Increase your functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within your organization
  • Master the tools you need to effectively manage global supply chain activities
  • Gain knowledge to apply principles of enterprise resources planning (ERP) software to cover various critical functions within your organization
  • Earn customer satisfaction by delivering Lean/Just-in-Time products and services
  • Enhance your credibility within your organization
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology and corporate-wide communication


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