Success Stories

January 2019

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. 


October 2018

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.

June 2016

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. 

After getting my CPIM certification in 2015 I wanted to grow my knowledge further and signed up for the CSCP classes.  Again the instructors and interaction with fellow colleagues looking for the same knowledge was an asset.   During this time I was ask to go to a few of our other plants to discuss opportunities with other key people throughout our organization.  The body of knowledge that was covered in both the CPIM and CSCP was beneficial in our discussions.  Everyone from all departments and levels of management understood the basics of what was being targeted and APICS was a key reason for the success.
Just before passing the CSCP exam in 2016 I was asked to move into the Materials Manager position based on my commitment to growing my supply chain education.   With the APICS CPIM and CSCP certifications  it allowed me to confidently move into my new role knowing that I have a globally leading and accepted body of knowledge.