John Bosi, CPIM - GDLS
As an employer, we look at many different criteria when looking for candidates . Experience and education being the top two.
The most common problem with experience is that the candidate has been doing the same tasks over and over without understanding why.
What the APICS certification does is give a prospective employer confidence that the candidate not only knows materials management but also understands the why and can recognize potential problems before it’s too late.
No matter which ERP system a company is using (Oracle, SAP etc.) APICs provides the supply chain knowledge required to complete the required tasks.
A candidate with an APICS certification has a clear advantage when being considered for a position.
Cathy Newman, CPIM, CSCP - Nova Chemicals
Because of obtaining the knowledge from the CPIM and CSCP designations, I was recently promoted to Production Scheduler and Inventory Planner. We live in a dynamic environment and the knowledge I have acquired through APICS has allowed me to progress through our various supply chain roles and move our company closer to its goal of making everyday life safer, healthier and easier.
Janice Black, CPIM - 3M Canada Employee
My APICS certification confirmed to potential employers that, not only did I have the job experience, but I had the latest education from a globally-recognized association,
to optimize my supply chain and inventory management knowledge. The APICS designation is so highly-regarded that some employers won’t hire without it.
Earning this designation was a very worthwhile investment in my career.
Emma Ambrozic, CPIM - 3M Canada Employee
APICS CPIM Certification facilitated extending my knowledge in supply chain concepts and set me apart from the peers. It is highly respected and internationally recognized program.
Employeers are increasingly looking for this type of qualification when recruiting new employees.
Mehrnaz Ashraf Ganjav - ACTI Employee
Getting my APICS CPIM designation made me more confident in my knowledge and activities in the supply chain field. It added value to my work by helping me do my job more professionally.
Having an APICS designation made me more qualified for the jobs I applied for when compared to other applicants who didn’t have it.
I totally recommend obtaining an APICS designation to whomever is looking to advance their knowledge in supply chain.
Seongtae Ha - Colilplus Canada Inc. Employee
The CPIM course enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of my major study(Logistics & Supply Chain Management); furthermore, the CPIM was recognized by many interviewers and helped me to obtain a job upon graduation.
A Successful Career - Troy Alves, CPIM, CSCP
In October of 2007 I made the transition from a Supervisor in a fast paced manufacturing environment to a scheduler. The change forced me to turn my focus on executing the plan to establishing the plan. I was lucky to have a couple of Material Managers to guide me in the right direction. Their leadership and knowledge allowed me to grow in my new position and laid down the groundwork which lead me to wanting to increase my role in the supply chain at work. As time went on I moved into the Master Scheduler position and realized the field of Supply Chain Management was more complex and decided to take steps to increase my knowledge.
I decided on the CPIM certification due to APICS being a standard that is used across the globe and would help when working in a multi-national company. I chose the instructor led courses which turned out to be the best experience anyone should do when looking towards their certifications. The instructors have a vast knowledge of all the topics and tools that are being taught. They can give you great real world examples and the interaction with the other classmates allows for a more detailed understanding of the tools being taught. The understanding that you get from all the courses can be used in everyday opportunities.