APICS CPIM training

The CPIM – Certified in Production and Inventory Management – training program was developed by APICS in 1973 in order to create a standard in operation and industrial flow management.

Validation and stimulation


The CPIM training program provides a comprehensive approach, as it deals with the principles, tools, terminology and techniques, from long-term planning to product delivery.

The benefit, interest and value of this certified CPIM training lies in the fact that it validates your knowledge and stimulates your professional development. The key elements are experience and knowledge acquisition.


The program offers in-depth education on concepts, tools, terminology and techniques which you can use within the internal operations of your company. 

The CPIM bundle includes two learning systems: CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2, with one exam for each. These learning systems consist of 5 modules (one module in part 1, four modules in part 2).

Part 1:

  • Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

Part 2:

  • Master Planning of Resources (MRP)
  • Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
  • Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
  • Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

With worldwide more than 100.000 certified professionals, this certification is a standard of professional competence in business and manufacturing. 

Who is it for? 

CPIM training is essential for professionals who are involved in

  • Production and Inventory Management
  • Planning
  • Operation management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply chain concepts and processes
  • Flow management

With more than 100,000 certified professionals worldwide, over 2,000 of whom in Belgium, this certification is a standard professional competence in operation management which is considered as a prerequisite for many employers.

Always current

Just as businesses need to constantly adapt to change, the CPIM training program is constantly updated according to the new methods and current best practices, such as Lean management, the development of service providers, globalization, the theory of constraints (bottleneck planning), project management, the need for subcontracting (outsourcing), the principles of critical chain and new approaches to quality management.

Overview of the CPIM classes & exams