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In recognition of the supply chain industry as a critical economy driver, SMF has collaborated with APICS The Association for Operation Management. APICS is the leader in supply chain education and certification programs.
SMF Centre for Corporate Learning (SMF CCL) administers two APICS programmes, namely Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). These two programmes are now aligned with the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) framework. Hence, upon completion, a Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG):
The APICS CPIM certification provides a common platform for individuals to evaluate their knowledge of production and inventory management. APICS CPIM focuses primarily on manufacturing and provides an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within the confines of the operation.
The APICS CSCP certification takes a broader view, extending the APICS CPIM knowledge to companies’ external operations to encompass all of the steps throughout the supply chain – from suppliers through the company to the end consumer – and how to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.