APICS – American Production and Inventory Control Society
ASCM – Association of supply chain Management
Introduction – APICS is the leading provider of supply chain, logistics and operations management research, publications, and education and certification programs. APICS is the association for supply chain management and a not-for-profit international education organization offering certification programs, training tools, and networking opportunities to increase workplace performance. Formed in 1957, the mission of the organization is to advance end-to-end supply chain management. APICS merged with the Supply-Chain Council in 2014, and the American Society of Transportation and Logistics in 2015.
CPIM – The program was founded in 1973. Since its inception, more than 100,000 people have earned the CPIM designation. CPIM designees learn terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.
CSCP- The Certified Supply Chain Professional, or CSCP, demonstrates professional knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 24,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.
CLTD – The Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, or CLTD, demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a range of supply chain logistics topics. More than 1,000 professionals have earned their CLTDs since the program launched in 2016