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APICS Certifications : BASICS, CPIM, CSCP
The Association for Operations Management

Who is APICS, The Association for Operations Management ?

APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals

In today’s competitive labor market, well-trained employees are the key to your organization’s success. Not only will APICS training and certification enhance your employees’ professional and technical skills, but it will also demonstrate your commitment to the professional development of your employees. All of this adds up to a highly skilled workforce with greater motivation and involvement who will drive efficiencies to improve your bottom line

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APICS Certifications

BASICS of Supply Chain Management (BASICS)

The programme is easily accessible and it constitutes a first step :

  • It allows all supply chain actors (even those without formal initial supply chain education) to rapidly acquire standard vocabulary and general knowledge of the field
  • It is an excellent tool for cross-functional teams needing to understand the challenges and goals of supply chain management
  • It may be used as a team building tool
  • Companies can use certification to manage carrier path of the employees and define improvement objectives

More information : Basics of Supply Chain Management (BASICS)


Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

CPIM is the first of the APICS certifications. It was introduced in 1973 and today counts for more than 100.000 certified professionals internationally.

More information : Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Introduced in 2006, the CSCP certification can already boast of having 13.000 certified professionals internationally.

The CSCP certification is the international certification available for managers needing to understand the strategic role of supply chain management and thereby elevate their organisation’s supply chain performance.

The CSCP learning system was enhanced in 2012 to support the recent structural and content changes to the APICS CSCP exam. Each module will further empower you with an understanding of best practises, techniques and technologies necessary to maximise your organisation’s efficiency and impact the bottom line.

The CSCP certification gives the individual professional the competencies to manage worldwide supply chain activities involving suppliers, plants, distributors and customers in a global environment.

The individual gains the knowledge and organisational skills to strategically streamline operations.

Why you should become CSCP

The CSCP certification has become the international reference

  • More than 13.000 professionals certified since its introduction in 2006
  • Leading companies in over 70 countries have confirmed their recognition of the certification
  • Job offers clearly state a preference for CSCP certified professionals

More information : Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

APICS Programme