Alvernia University's Supply Chain Management Academy, in partnership with NEPA MAEA and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), will deliver the training and assessment to earn the APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM). Those who complete the program will be able to demonstrate mastery of an organization's internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, and production planning, and how it applies across the extended supply chain. By earning the CPIM designation, you will develop competencies to successfully work across all functions of the supply chain. In addition, you will know how to effectively manage risks and disruptions, and how to leverage technology to streamline processes.

Prepare for your APICS CPIM exam with expert guidance

The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards to allow candidates to better respond to supply disruptions, respond to demand variations and manage supply chain risk. Earning the APICS CPIM demonstrates mastery of an organization’s internal operations and an in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning and how it applies across the extended supply chain. After earning your CPIM you will be able to:

  • Increase inventory accuracy and reduce inventory
  • Improve forecasting
  • Improve the S&OP process
  • Manage and apply capacity resource planning
  • Work more productively with your company’s ERP system
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The cutoff date for registering is Friday, March 8.



The CPIM Learning System and Preparation Courses are spread across 8 Modules.

  • Module 1: Supply Chains and Strategy
  • Module 2: Sales and Operations Planning
  • Module 3: Demand
  • Module 4: Supply
  • Module 5: Detailed Schedules
  • Module 6: Inventory
  • Module 7: Distribution
  • Module 8: Quality, Technology and Continuous Improvement

All sessions run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

  • Thursday, June 20
  • Thursday, June 27
  • Thursday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 18
  • Thursday, July 2
  • Thursday, Aug. 1

Registration Deadline is Friday, May 31.


A minimum of $2,775 to a maximum of $3,435, depending upon the class size.


Pottsville CollegeTowne
500 Progress Avenue
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: 570-385-2382

Cancellation policy

The cancellation deadline is seven business days prior to the Academy. Cancellations made after this deadline will be charged the full price. Substitutions may be made at any time prior to start of the class at no charge. No-shows will be billed the full price.


Expert Leadership And Guidance

Join a course with an experienced instructor. Our certification preparation courses utilize the APICS CPIM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective, and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.

Benefits of an instructor-led course:

  • Learn from an experienced instructor who provides expertise, insights, and one-on-one guidance
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of professionals
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience 

In addition to the guidance you’ll receive in the classroom, you will also receive the APICS CPIM Learning System. The Learning System provides access to both printed and digital materials. The online platform also includes learning activities, a personalized study experience, microlearning, and convenient access to reading materials.

APICS Instructors have helped professionals all around the globe prepare successfully for their CPIM exams. The concepts and best practices you learn will help you elevate your job performance, drive improvement in the efficiency of planning and operations, and make a positive impact on your organization's overall bottom line.


Supply chains, and the professionals who run them, play a critical role in keeping goods moving and economies running. With the explosive growth of e-commerce, plus the use of new technologies such as AI and blockchain, the demand for supply chain professionals continues to surge. A supply-chain career assures a wide variety of work, high salaries, stability and job satisfaction. Whether you’re just starting out or making a career change, there is a good chance that the skills you already have are transferable to working in supply chain management!

Pursuing the CPIM designation does not require work experience or educational prerequisites. The program is suitable for those in the incumbent workforce, those who are unemployed or underemployed, and those who need upskilling to change or advance in their career.

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