APICS certifications are the standard of professional excellence in supply chain and operations management. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation demonstrates knowledge and skills in global operations production and inventory activities. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation demonstrates professional mastery and understanding of the end-to-end supply chain.
The American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) merged with APICS on July 1, 2015. APICS developed a new Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD) certification product in 2016. In 2018 the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) launched. ASCM is the new, all-encompassing supply chain organization built on the foundation of APICS.