Which Certification is right for me?
This is the general question that hit the heads of Supply Chain professionals before going to take the APICS Certification program. Here we compare these both highly valid certifications based on below suitable characteristics and aspirants can choose easily.
CPIM name itself tells that it is focusing on Production and Inventory Management. So, it deals completely inside the four walls of the company only.
These are the subject topics related to CPIM
•Product Forecasting •Master Scheduling •MRP Scheduling •Operations •Cycle Counting •Inventory movement •Receiving •Capacity Planning
But on another hand, CSCP deals with outside functions like •Supply Chain Design •Supplier Management •3PL, 4PL •Transportation •Customs •Distribution channels • Customer Management Supply chain management is a well-established role in industries beyond manufacturing, including retail, health care, and technology.
Supply chain and operations management jobs are in demand. So aspirants must spend some time on APICS and certification programs before choosing.