APICS- CPIM 8.0 Certification

Certified in Planning & Inventory Management

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM 8.0) program is recognized worldwide as the standard in production and inventory control. An APICS certification shows a commitment to the profession that leads to a sense of accomplishment, demonstrates value to an employer, enhances earning potential and provides a path to career advancement. The APICS CPIM program is broken down into modules spread across two parts to provide participants with the best possible educational assessment and knowledge base.

More than 100,000 professionals have earned the APICS CPIM, and nearly 3,000 have advanced to the APICS Certified Fellow in Planning and Inventory Management (CFPIM) designation. After earning an APICS CPIM designation, you can begin the process of earning the CFPIM designation. The distinguishing characteristic ofthe APICS CFPIM designation is the willingness to share. acquired knowledge with others through presenting, publishing, teaching and participating in professional development activities.


  • Recognized globally as best Production and Inventory Certification .
  • Higher earning potential and career growth
  • Improves internal operations and increases customer satisfaction, thereby resulting in company profit .
  • Increases functional knowledge of production and inventory management
  • Worldwide recognition of certification will open doors to global careers and opportunity to work across the world
  • Increases individual recognition and marketability
  • Master the skills needed to bring new ideas to suppliers, plants and distribution.
  • Latest best practices raise job performance and helps one drive improvement in their organization and maximize efficiency of planning and operations
  • Enhances credibility within the organization

Why KnowerX

Pioneers in SCM Training & Certification with legacy of more than 30 years, KnoWerX is the Only Premier Elite Partner(PEP) of ASCM in India. You can avail below benefits when you take the ASCM certification through us.

  • Lowest Pricing on SCM certificates & training
  • Get more 5% discount in Exam fee
  • Zero shipping charges within India
  • Free Re-Take on exams
  • Pay your fees in installments with the help of our finance partner
  • Opportunity to work in any country of your choice
  • Unparalleled Assistance from KnoWerX team
CPIM Training

The CPIM Learning System is divided into 8 Modules.

CPIM Modules

Module 1: Supply Chains and Strategy

  • Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy
  • Strategic Scope and Objectives
  • Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy
  • Functional and Operational Strategies
  • Environments, Types, and Layouts
  • Performance Monitoring and KPIs
  • Risk Management
  • Capital Equipment and Facilities
  • Sustainability Strategies

Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning

  • S&OP Purpose and Process
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
  • Reconciling S&OP Plans

Module 3: Demand

  • Demand Management
  • Sources of Demand/Forecasting
  • Forecast Performance

Module 4: Supply

  • Creating and Validating the Master Schedule
  • Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • CRP and Scheduling
  • Suppliers and Purchasing
  • Changes and Product Life Cycle Management

Module 5: Detailed Schedules

  • Planning Detailed Schedules
  • Scheduling and PAC Methods
  • Creating Production and Service Schedules
  • Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials

Module 6: Inventory

  • Inventory Planning
  • Inventory and Product Costs, Value, and Metrics
  • Itemized Inventory Management
  • Inventory Control

Module 7: Distribution

  • Planning Distribution
  • Replenishment and Order Management
  • Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics

Module 8: Quality, Technology, and Continuous Improvement

  • Quality
  • Technology
  • Continuous Improvement


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the major changes in the New CPIM Learning System?

The 2023 APICS CPIM Learning System has been updated with major changes. This document lists the highlights of these changes. It does not cover specific sentence changes or typos.

How many books are there in New CPIM Learning System?

3 books (440, 519, and 432 pages, respectively).

How can one benefit from ASCM Certification?

Benefits to Companies:

  • Helps employees master advanced supply chain management principles that extend beyond an organization’s internal end-to-end operations from suppliers to customers.
  • Provides a higher-level of knowledge and skills needed to streamline operations and produce bottom line results.

Benefits to an Individual:

  • Provides candidates with the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities.
  • Enables them to implement best practice approaches to increase supply chain efficiencies.
  • Gives more credibility and recognition in your workplace.

Which ASCM certification should I opt for?

  • If you are looking for entry Level Certification OR a certification to update your knowledge in inventory and production field, ASCM CPIM is the best. It covers Plan, Source and Make. Refer CPIM brochure to know more.
  • If you want to make a career in Logistics, plan for ASCM CLTD Certification. It covers Deliver and Return within the organization. Refer ASCM CLTD brochure to know more.
  • If you want to learn about end-to-end Operations management, attempt ASCM CSCP Certification. It covers the entire spectrum supply chain beyond the four walls of the organization.
  • When professionals (Top or Higher Middle level management category) have a project to re-engineer or re-structure the supply chain of company, then every participant who is a part of the project should be SCOR-P certified. Refer to the ASCM SCOR-P brochure to know more.

In Which industries Supply Chain is important?

Today, supply chain exists in almost all the fields. The list is quite vast. To name a few…

  • Manufacturing companies E-Retail
  • Technology Food & Beverage
  • Shipping
  • Automotive
  • Fashion
  • Healthcare Oil and Gas
  • E-Commerce, and so on.

Is the certificate known globally?

Yes, APICS/ASCM Certifications are recognized globally.

Do I have to be an ASCM Member to pursue a certification?

Being a member, you get discounts on exams and learning system. However, membership is not mandatory to earn a certification.

Should I take training or not?

Training is always beneficial for certifications. You can always connect with the instructor for any doubts or queries related to the study material and have a smooth process towards your exams. KnoWerx instructors have more than 35 years of experience and the passing ratio of KnoWerX candidates is 90%, and too in first attempt.

Modes and terms of payment?

  • You can make the payment either through Net Banking or Credit Card.
  • Payment Terms: i. 100% Advance ii. Instalments

Is it possible to pay fees in EMIs?

YES, you can. Kindly connect with our sales team for further assistance on the same.

What is the Exam Pattern and Scoring?

  • Pattern: The exams are computer-based. It consists of 150 Multiple Choice Questions and you will have 3.5 hours to complete the same. No negative marking
  • Scoring: The CPIM exam score range is 200-350. A score of 300 or higher is required to pass the exam. Any score 299 or below is failing

Can I take exam from India or will I have to go abroad?

You can take exam across the globe. Testing is available at Pearson VUE testing centers. You can search for alocal location and schedule your exam.

What is the validity of all certificates?

APICS/ASCM Certificates are valid for 5 years. Within these 5 years a candidate must earn and submit 75 points to renew certificate for another 5 years. For more information on the rules and policies on maintaining certification, please visit https://www.ascm.org/learning-development/certifications- credentials/certification-maintenance.

Will I get a job, an increment or a promotion after completing APICS certification?

APICS certifications help you increase your knowledge, like any other qualification, in management stream. So, it should lead to a new job, an increment or a promotion but this cannot be said with certainty as these sway heavily in both positive and negative directions with changes in demand and supply equation of skilled Man-power in the job market. However, salary surveys done by APICS in the US in the past show that APICS certified professionals earn more salary on an average than non-certified professionals, proving higher Preference for APICS certified professionals. Therefore, it can be said that on an average, APICS certified Professionals are preferred over non-certified professionals in the relevant fields. This should in turn lead to better opportunities for you, compared to others, in the job market, increments and promotions, in the relevant fields.

Can SCM help in a pandemic situation like Covid-19 or a similar situation?

Yes Definitely. In a post-COVID-19 world, supply chain stress tests will become a new norm. The distributed global business model, optimized for minimum cost, is finished. Tomorrow’s model demands new priorities in optimization.

Can the exam be given from home or we need to visit the test centers?

Exams can be taken online from your home or your workplace via the OnVUE system.

For more details on the certification, registration, or any other query, please connect with our sales team on below mentioned numbers:

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Certifying Body: Association for Supply Chain Management


S. Sathiyamurthy
S. Sathiyamurthy
APICS Recognised Instructor B. Tech. MBA, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P DDPP, DDLP
Sekhar Venkatachalam
Sekhar Venkatachalam
APICS Recognised Instructor B.E, DIISC, CSCP, CIRM, CPM, FIE, FIIMM, 6Sigma (Green Belt)
Gopal Sahai
Gopal Sahai
Raju Balasubramanian
Raju Balasubramanian
APICS Recognised Instructor BS, MS (BITS Pilani), PGD (Insead), CPIM, CSCP,DDPP


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