1. Kim
    July 1, 2017 @ 6:03 pm

    What career paths can someone be with CPIM become? The reason I’m asking is because I’m currently an Analyst in an Oil and Gas Industry but I have no background in Supply Chain Management or CPIM. I want to move up in my career. Thanks!


    • Jakob
      July 3, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

      Hi Kim

      The CPIM covers a vast range of knowledge related to the entire field of supply chain management. I think that while it is certainly a great choice for professionals that specialize in this area, it also requires you to gain knowledge that finds a lot of application in everything related to production and inventory management. Studying the material that you need to pass the certification exams will probably not make you a supply chain specialist if you don’t have any related work experience, but it will certainly give you insight into essential terminology, concepts, and strategies applied in that field that will also be very useful for an analyst. Apics is furthermore a very reputable organization, and a CPIM designation will definitely be an excellent addition to your resume and increase your chances to advance your career.


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