The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk.

Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain.

In addition to the guidance that you will receive in the classroom, you will also receive the APICS CPIM Learning System. The Learning System provides access to both printed and digital materials. The online platform also includes learning activities, a personalized study experience, microlearning, and convenient access to reading materials.


This course would be of interest to a Supply Chain professional wanting to enhance career opportunities up to Management level and beyond.

Professional development is highly valued by employers. Employees with just one certification, certificate or credential earn 17% more than those without. APICS certification is particularly in demand, as people with at least one APICS certification earn 25% more than those without.

Additionally, more than just a supply chain degree is needed to increase one’s value in the field. Professionals with a BA in supply chain and an APICS certification earn 18% more than those with a supply chain BA alone. — 2022 ASCM Supply Chain Salary and Career Report


There are no formal prerequisites for this course, but experience in Supply Chain, such as Operations, Inventory, Planning, or Procurement would be beneficial.

This is a college level course that provides in-depth Planning and Inventory Management knowledge. This class and materials can stand alone as a valuable professional development tool, however for those preparing to achieve certification designation by passing the exam, a minimum of an additional 100 hours of self-study using the included learning system is highly recommended.


This course will cover topics such as:

  • Supply Chains and Strategy
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Demand
  • Supply
  • Detailed Schedules
  • Inventory
  • Distribution
  • Quality, Technology and Continuous Improvement

Learning Goals and results

At the conclusion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory in an efficient manner
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system

Time Investment

This class is 64 hours of classroom time taken in two 2-hour sessions over a period of 16 weeks.

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