APICS CSCP and CPIM Certification Training

Earning an APICS (the Association for Operations Management) certification can transform a practitioner from a qualified candidate to a sought-after expert.

CSCP - The CVCR offers supply chain practitioners the opportunity to earn an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification. The APICS CSCP brings a company's entire value chain intoAPICS perspective. By gaining a truly end-to-end view of the supply chain, certified CSCPs don’t just become leading supply chain professionals within their organizations’ walls—they become global experts. From manufacturing to service, in business and consumer markets, the increasingly important role of effective supply chain management affects all organizations. Customer expectations are high—and with the APICS CSCP, professionals can ensure that their companies not only meet, but exceed them.

The CVCR’s course helps attendees prepare for the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional certification exam. It consists of five eight-hour classes, with each class covering one module of the CSCP Learning System plus a review session. Each class utilizes an interactive student response system to help monitor and measure the student learning experience. Attendees learn concepts pertaining to:

  • Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
  • Building Competitive Operations and Planning, and Logistics
  • Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships
  • Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management

The CSCP and CPIM instructor is Howard Forman, president of PIM Associates, Inc., a leading provider of operations and supply chain education and training. Howard has over 30 years of experience in the operational and supply chain field as a practitioner, consultant and trainer. He has taught over 100 APICS CPIM, CIRM, plus over 40 CSCP certification courses and tutorials. Howard is a frequent speaker at various APICS meetings, seminars, workshops, and conferences. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with an MBA and BS in Business Management.

CPIM (offered on-line) - The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program, established in 1973, was designed to provide a common basis for individuals to assess their knowledge and understanding of operations and supply chain management concepts, termiinology, and strategy.

Five modules comprise the CPIM program. To earn the certification, individuals must pass all five APICS CPIM certification exam modules:

  1. Basics of Supply Chain Management
    Explore the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain.
  2. Master Planning of Resources
    Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans. and learn to identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.
  3. Detailed Scheduling and Planning
    Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity planning and scheduling.
  4. Execution and Control of Operations
    Focus on the areas of priortizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance.
  5. Strategic Management of Resources
    Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions.

Over 100,000 global professionals have earned their APICS CPIM certification since its inception. These professionals have received the following benefits:

  • Increased marketability and earning potential
  • Demonstrated a high level of professional expertise and skill
  • Enhanced their credibility with peers, employers and customers
  • Increased their technical and functional knowledge of operations and supply chain concepts, terminology, and strategy.

The APICS certification program has been recognized by the Board of Regents of the University of New York and the American Council of Education. Both have recommended that college credits be awarded for successful completion of the CPIM program.

Dates for CSCP Sessions in 2015:

    • Winte Session: January 16, 23, Feb. 6, 20, 27 and March 13.
    • Spring Session: April 24, May 8, 29, and June 5, 12, 19.
    • Fall Session: September 18, 25, Oct. 9, 16, 30 and Nov. 13.

The Center for Value Chain Research (CVCR) is pleased to offer APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) classes for 2015.

Our Course uses the latest 2015 version of the APICS CSCP Learning System. We use enhanced CSCP courseware, extra exercises and over 2,000 additional CSCP practice questions to help you better understand the material. Our course focuses on key concepts, definitions, relationship, various CSCP calculations, and we provide numerous examples on how companies apply these concepts. The use of the CSCP Learning System, in conjunction with our instructor-led class, will enhance your learning experience as you prepare for the CSCP exam.

CSCP Classes are held on the Lehigh University campus at the Rauch Business Center, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

REGISTER EARLY FOR THE DISCOUNT. We offer an early registration discount for the bundled package.

CVCR member companies receive discounted pricing on tuition. For more information, please contact us.

2015 CSCP Winter Class:

2015 CSCP Winter Class Dates: January 16, 23;
Feb. 6, 20, 27; and March 13.

Lehigh University (Rauch Business Center, Room 85)


2015 CSCP Spring Class:

2015 CSCP Spring Class Dates: April 24; May 8, 29; and June 5, 12, 19.

Lehigh University (Rauch Business Center, Room 260)


2015 CSCP Fall Class:

2015 CSCP Fall Class Dates
: September 18, 25; October 9, 16, 30; and November 13.

Lehigh University (Rauch Business Center, Room 260)

Registration Opens on July 1, 2015