Certified Planning and Inventory Management Professional

The complete CPIM Certification has two major modules, each with its own set of classes.


Part 1

  • Supply Chain Overview
  • Fundamentals of Demand Management
  • Plan Supply
  • Executing the Supply Plan
  • Inventory Management
  • Continuous Improvement, Quality, and Technology

Part 2

  • Strategy
  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Demand Management
  • Supply Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Detailed Scheduling
  • Distribution
  • Advances in Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Technology


The APICS Certified Planning and Inventory Management Professional increases your functional knowledge of production planning and inventory management to improve efficiency across the processes of your organization’s supply chain. You gain expertise that enables you to streamline operations through accurate forecasting, allowing you to predict outcomes more accurately. You will be able to maximize customer satisfaction by delivering products and services Just-in-Time; increasing profitability by optimizing your organization’s inventory investment. CPIM certification enhances your credibility among peers, employers, and customers Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 90,000 manufacturing 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 continuous improvement.

WHO SHOULD PURSUE CPIM? A CPIM education is essential for professionals involved in:

  • Production Planning and Inventory Management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing