APICS certifications provide great benefits to both individuals and businesses. A certification on your resume will set you apart from the competition in landing a new position or promotion. More importantly, it will ensure you have the right skills to perform better for your company.

ASCM Phoenix is here to help. We will guide you through the certification courses —CPIM, CSCP or CLTD and determine which one is best for you and your company. In addition, we encourage supply chain fundamentals courses called Principles as well as individual seminars. These are great for those requiring supply chain knowledge to better understand the overall business team environment and operations.

For example, individuals in finance, accounting or management are among the best candidates. Principles Courses can be customized to fit individual company needs. APICS education is offered to the public at large as well as private classroom education within a company. Should you have training or CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD certification needs, we will work with you and our ASCM Chapter partners or ASCM directly to fulfill your needs.



CPIM - Certified in Planning and Inventory Management  

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk. CPIM serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy

 ■ Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory

 ■ Improve forecasting

 ■ Manage and apply capacity resource planning

 ■ Work more productively with your company’s ERP system

 ■ Improve the S&OP process


CSCP - Certified Supply chain professional  

The APICS CSCP Certification arms you with end-to-end supply chain knowledge to help you and your business remain competitive in today’s economy. Boost your confidence in supply chain management and master the skills needed to bring new ideas to suppliers, plants, and distributors while improving customer satisfaction

 ■ Help your company reach its ideal supply chain state

 ■ Use data to link production, distribution, purchasing and service

 ■ Reduce waste in supply chains

 ■ Identify and classify supply chain risk and develop risk response plans

 ■ Improve communications throughout the supply chain


CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution  

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. CLTD serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by making you a more valuable asset to your organization and keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

 ■ Improve distribution inventory management

 ■ Develop and monitor warehouse performance metrics

 ■ Identify and mitigate risk in logistics and transportation

 ■ Manage and execute orders with an emphasis on logistics

 ■ Identify and maintain optimal inventory levels including costs, controls and policy


SCOR - Supply Chain Operations Reference   

The The Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR) is the world’s leading supply chain framework, linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified structure. Employ the SCOR framework at your organization.

■ Establish benchmarks for evaluating supply chain effectiveness

■ Provide real-world techniques for tackling strategic supply chain issues

■ Provide a practical method for evaluating and managing a global supply chain

■ Dramatically increase supply chain performance



SCPOD - Supply Chain Principles on demand

APICS Principles of Operations Management is an education-based program made up of five courses designed to help those new to the field of operations management establish a solid foundation of knowledge to excel in the fields of inventory, production and distribution management. Principles offers organizations an efficient and effective approach to educate and develop professionals on the basics of operations management.



ascm phoenix membership

ASCM Phoenix connects you to a local supply chain, logistics and operations management network. We offer education, training and professional development, with a pulse on what’s driving growth and opportunities in Phoenix and surrounding areas. We understand the local economy and the impact supply chain can have on it.

We’re committed to seeing the supply chain profession propel the community and the businesses in it to be the best. Whether you need to build a higher-performing supply chain, earn career-changing credentials or grow your network, ASCM Phoenix can get you there.

Why should i earn the cpim?

The pandemic caused a major shift in consumer demand and put a spotlight on supply chain vulnerabilities. This makes planning more important than ever, and CPIM 7.0 reflects that. Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain. 

  • Increase your salary 25%
  • Improve your hiring potential 65%


Why should i earn the CSCP?

Earning the APICS CSCP makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.


Why should i earn the Cltd?

The APICS CLTD program sets the standard for logistics certification. As an APICS CLTD designee, you will stand out from your peers, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations.


Why should i STUDY SCOR?

Transform your organization’s supply chain, advance your operations for digitization and gain the knowledge and tools to drive SCOR implementations with your team.

SCOR-P training and education are perfect for supply chain professionals seeking to understand how to apply the SCOR model, how to use and interpret SCOR metrics and how to organize a typical SCOR project.


Why should i STUDY PRinciples?

The all-new Principles On Demand is the ideal education program for your organization’s unique training needs. This program is designed for a wide range of participants; from new supply chain personnel seeking foundational knowledge to cross-functional education for senior managers.


need help deciding?

Deciding on an APICS certification can seem overwhelming. With so many certifications to choose from, it's important that you find the one that is right for you. Find the right credential to advance your career with our guide.

Certification Guide

Certification MAINTENANCE 

To keep your APICS certification valid, you must earn and submit 75 professional development maintenance points every five years.

Maintenance can be fulfilled with many of the educational activities you’re already doing to expand your supply chain knowledge and stay up to date on the latest supply chain trends. Click the link below for more information.

Maintenance Guide 


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