Get Certified in Planning and Inventory Management

Earn 23% more with a CPIM certification

Demonstrate your ability to optimize inventory levels, improve forecasting, and master scheduling tools.


The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) program offers candidates a thorough body of knowledge, best practices, and standards to help them respond more effectively to supply disruptions, changes in demand, and supply chain risk.

CPIM meets the needs of both professionals and employers worldwide by enhancing your value to your company and preserving your and your company’s competitiveness in the current global economy.

Why should you earn CPIM?

Consumer demand saw a significant shift as a result of the epidemic, and supply chain weaknesses came to light. Planning is therefore more crucial than ever, and the CPIM program equips you with the knowledge and abilities to meet these difficulties.

The APICS CPIM credential shows that a company has mastered its internal processes and has a thorough understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning, and how all of these concepts apply throughout the extended supply chain.

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After earning the CPIM you will be able to: 

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


  • Planning and Inventory Management
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Procurement
  • Materials Management and Purchasing

Learning System

APICS 2024 CPIM Self-Study
Exam Prep

  • Digital and printed books (for one year from date of purchase)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM)


Annual Membership & Certification Upgrade: +$199

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Nonmembers and members without certification upgrade add-on pay: $1,690


Module 1: Supply Chains & Strategy
Module 2: Sales & Operations Planning
Module 3: Demand
Module 4: Supply
Module 5: Detailed Schedules
Module 6: Inventory
Module 7: Distribution
Module 8: Quality, Technology & Continuous Improvement