CPIM: APICS CPIM certification may be right for you if you want to demonstrate professional knowledge in increasing an organization’s profitability by optimizing its production and inventory management within the “four walls” of the organization.
CSCP: APICS CSCP certification may be right for you if you want to demonstrate mastery of the extended supply chain, from the organization’s suppliers through to the end customer. The CSCP course covers topics that extend beyond the organization (e.g., globalization, IT in the supply chain, logistics, customer relations).
CLTD: APICS CLTD certification may be right for you if you want to demonstrate professional knowledge in logistics, transportation and distribution.
None (no bachelor’s degree or international equivalent is required)
Candidates should have work experience in supply chain. SCOR-Professional training is recommended but not required.
CPIM focuses on the knowledge of production and inventory management within the organization. The APICS CPIM designation provides the candidate with the knowledge to improve productivity within the organization's supply chain and increase profitability by optimizing the organization's inventory management. The CPIM candidate must pass 5 exams (one per CPIM module).
CSCP focuses on the mastery of the extended supply chain — extending beyond internal operations from organizations' suppliers through to the end customer. The APICS CSCP candidate will learn how to streamline production and cut costs by strategically looking outside internal operations and throughout the entire supply chain. The CSCP candidate must pass one exam.
Candidates learn the major process components (Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return and Enable) for managing and measuring the performance of a global supply chain by implementing the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model.
The APICS CLTD candidate demonstrates in-depth knowledge of logistics strategy and planning, order and warehouse management, transportation fundamentals and global logistics, including risk management and sustainability logistics.