The APICS First Arkansas Chapter offers operations management and supply chain management classes throughout the central Arkansas area.  Courses offered include the CPIM program, the Principles of Operation Management program, CSCP, CLTD , and workshops on various topics. 


We are pleased to announce the official launch of the new, streamlined APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 107,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification.

Companies and employers know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations. Now, APICS has streamlined the CPIM program to better serve the needs of today’s supply chain workforce.

Updates to the CPIM program include:

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential
  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills
  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method
  • CPIM bundle purchase option for APICS PLUS members (saves up to $800 off non-member pricing), includes the complete CPIM Learning System, CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam


In conjunction with the CPIM launch, APICS has updated the APICS Learn It app. The app, now called the “APICS Dictionary app,” has undergone updates to the flashcard database for the new two-module CPIM exam. While APICS transitions its CPIM program from the legacy five-module system to the new two-module system, flashcards for both will be available for study in the APICS Dictionary app. 

Please contact Sue German, [email protected], for more information.