Which is best for me APICS CPIM or CSCP?
The right APICS certification for you depends upon your current and future planned job responsibilities.
- The scope of CPIM is inside the company and fairly detailed in manufacturing company planning and execution processes.
- The scope of CSCP includes your company plus suppliers and their sub-tiers and your customers and their customers. It covers company planning and execution processes but in less detail than the CPIM program does.
- CSCP has more coverage of information technology, logistics, risk, and supply chain planning. Those completing CSCP and needing to get into more detail into their internal planning processes will find the CPIM certification helpful.
- The CSCP certification is one exam vs. five exams for CPIM and can generally be achieved in less time than CPIM