Supply Chain Management (APICS)

APICS Certifications


CPIM and CSCP Certification

The UAB Collat School of Business has partnered with APICS-Bama to provide fist-rate operations management education opportunities to the business community. This alliance provides a professional resource to offer CPIM and CSCP certification courses through UAB.

Professional Advancement Through Education

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. APICS’ certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management and enterprise resources management.

APICS-Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

With the industry certification—APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation, APICS enhances its validation of the disciplines within operations management, specifically production, inventory, and supply chain management, and the integration of operations within the enterprise.

APICS- Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification provides a common platform for individuals to evaluate their knowledge of production and inventory management. CPIM focuses primarily on manufacturing and provides an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production, planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within the confines of the operation. Building on the depth of the CPIM knowledge, the CSCP certification will take a broader view, extending the CPIM knowledge outside a company’s internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from suppliers through the company to the end consumer—and how to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

Additional Information

Kennedy Karen

Dr. Karen N. Kennedy 
Sr. Associate Dean, Professor
(205) 934-8849
Fax: (205) 934-8886
Office: BEC 218-B