APICS Certifications and Credentials

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After years of providing APICS certification instruction programs in Vietnam and upskilling life-long supply chain learners, we are honored to be ASCM Premier Training Partner.

With exclusive support from ASCM, we commit to giving valuable instruction on global leading thought and local expertise for your career outgrowing and organizational success.

From 60 years old world-leading organization

ASCM is a global leader in supply chain transformation, innovation, and organizational leadership. This organization formerly APICS is built on the APICS certification standard having more than 60 training spanning years. As the largest non-profit supply chain association, ASCM connects supply chain professionals and companies around the world with the latest thought leadership on all aspects of the supply chain. Throughout the years, ASCM has set the global standard for supply chain excellence through its best-in-class APICS certifications and training. APICS global standards have been critical to the success of companies all over the world.

Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services, and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, ensuring competitive advantage and a positive impact on their profits.
"We are the chain. We are the change."

APICS beneficial to businesses and individuals

APICS Global Standards equip the professional learner with the necessary know-how to transform organizational supply chains further.
  • Improve forecasting, inventory management, productivity, and other operations;
  • Effectively manage supplier and increase customer relationships;
  • Enhance logistics, technology, and data integration to improve performance;
  • Increase customer satisfaction and bottom-line results
  • Contributes to salary increase, individual recognition, and job-outlook marketability.
Advances Your Tomorrow Supply Chain Career
Sets the Supply Chain Excellence Standard
  • Align activities with business objectives to streamline operations and drive profits;
  • Create common understanding, vocabulary, processes, and frameworks within their entity to address their supply chain challenges and opportunities;
  • Maximize ROI on the systems and technologies within the organization;
  • Boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation.

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Certification Programs

APICS Global Standards equip the professional learner with the necessary know-how to transform organizational supply chains further. This is delivered by APICS Master Instructors, Learning System through Certification Programs.

Certified Supply Chain Professional - Demonstrate knowledge of the essential technology, concepts, and strategies of supply chain management and enterprise resource planning.

Certified in Planning and Inventory Management - Show comprehension of your organization’s operations through a deep understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, and production planning, as well as how they apply to the extended supply chain.

Learning Method

Instructor-led training is the most valuable learning method for practitioners. It combines the guidance of APICS Master Instructors with the Learning System and provides useful peer discussion and networking.

VILAS is Vietnam’s exclusive APICS Instructor-led training provider, offering the APICS Certifications programs through a strategic partnership with ALT Global, an APICS Authorized Channel Partner.

Instructor-led training

APICS Master Instructors*

To maximize the benefits of these certifications, it's vital to grasp the material thoroughly, not just pass the exam. VILAS provides Master Instructors. Their mentorship ensures that learners receive unparalleled support
* The Master Instructor designation is the highest recognition within APICS. It is for the most experienced ASCM instructors who set the standard for high-quality education and have a strong command of ASCM educational offerings.

Ms. Ngoc Nguyen - APICS Master Instructor

S&OP Director | DKSH Thailand

  • The first and only APICS Master Instructor from Vietnam. 
  • One of the FMCG Superstars in DKSH Thailand, awarded for Establishing S&OP as the foundation of CG's ways of working. 
  • Member of the ASCM Global Advisory Workgroup in 2024, participating in consultations and supporting the professional needs of ASCM global partners through world-class insights and views.

Mr. John Marson - APICS Master Instructor

Executive Coach and Mentor

  • Mr. John was Associate Director - Management Consulting of PwC and KPMG. Before that, he had been the Operations Manager/National Project Manager at Unilever South Africa.
  • With extensive experience in global supply chain management and consulting, Mr. John possesses the requisite expertise to impart to future leaders a comprehensive understanding of the operational intricacies of businesses worldwide. For the past two decades, he has developed invaluable insights into supply chain management and business planning practices, successes, and failures.
Key concepts and underlying principles for a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter
Know-how to make the most of the APICS learning materials system for self-study
Innovative courseware and industry insights for demonstrating theory and best practices
  • Complete the pretest to determine your current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Based on your pretest scores, the online learning system will recommend the most efficient study plan.



  • Utilize convenient study options: read printed books or access online study materials via any mobile device, tablet or computer - 24/7.
  • Benefit from microlearning features in the online learning system; focus on smaller content segments for a more efficient use of available time.
  • Take the chapter quizzes to test knowledge retention and receive immediate feedback, answer rationales and references to the relevant sections in the reading materials.
  • Complete the Learning activities, including new in-depth videos, and real-life case studies to help reinforce concepts presented.
  • Study flashcards to reinforce your memory of key terms, concepts and definitions.



APICS Learning System comprehensively provides print and online reading materials, online practice tests, and interactive study tools to ensure you’re prepared for the exams.

APICS Learning System

  • Take the practice exam which was designed to help users gain experience with the format of the computer-based exams.
  • Access additional information about the certification exam, study tools, and test-taking tips.
  • Access the "My Progress" section to track your quiz scores and learning gain.



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from our learners

from APICS certified professionals

I think the reason I know the program's working is because of a couple of things. One, I'm seeing the processes get improved, and I'm seeing the people be able to solve problems that they weren't able to solve before. And then when I look at, you know, our metrics, which through very metric-driven organization and, you know, it fits with our Carlisle operating system, on-time delivery in the last three years has gone from about a 7% average to 99%, working capital increased by 33% in the last two years, the cash conversion cycle has been reduced by 45% within the last three years.

From a high level, you look at those metrics and say is it a success? Probably for the lower level is seeing that light go on in a supply chain associate size when they finally figured it out, and it's because they walked right out of an APICS course and they came up to me and said I got it I figured it out.
[...] CPIM was a great tool for me. Not only validating what I already knew but also to help me find a basis of knowledge and information that was well-known and respected in the industry. I found that it helped me to speak a language that was common. It also helped me to have credibility in what I was doing, and developed some really strong processes; experimented with tools that I hadn't used before.

I don't think I would be where I am now if I didn't have APICS. Not only the network that I've developed through APICS, the knowledge that I've gained through my APICS certification and classes but it's also given me confidence in a leadership position to be able to advance. [...]
Rebecca Macdonell - Material Manager | Valmont Industries
Ingersoll Rand became involved with APICS many years ago. We had employees that were engaged in student chapters as well as local chapters. We became much more involved with APICS about three and a half years ago where we teamed up with APICS to help develop and deploy standard work across our company.

We've seen a huge difference in those folks that have gone through the APICS certification process versus those that have not. The body of knowledge that we get from APICS helps deliver great business results. Let me give you an example, "Inventory Turns" is a very important metric for us and we have data that shows that those individuals who have gone through the CPIM certification process and have passed it, deliver three times the improvement results versus those have not gone through that same education certification process.

Inventory management is very important to our company. We feel so strongly that the certification helps deliver great results for the company. We pay for that certification for all of our employees that go through these classes we pay for everything from travel to the classes; the coursework itself if you go through the online training with Fox Valley Technical College. We pay for that as well and we also pay for the certification. We feel very strongly about it not only for business results but also for the individual. We've seen great results from a company standpoint since we began this process. We had an 85% improvement in delivery results. We also maintained top-quartile performance and inventory management as well. For the individual, it's also very important because we have several examples where people got promoted and now they are leading their own factory. That helped them grow in their career.
I'm excited to share my experience with the CPIM class at VILAS. The teaching method stands out – complex concepts are distilled into clear diagrams that aid understanding and memory retention. This unique approach has made learning Planning and Inventory Management not only comprehensible but also memorable.

The course content is well-structured, covering a breadth of topics relevant to real-world scenarios. It has provided me with a strong foundation in various planning techniques, demand forecasting, and inventory optimization strategies.

Beyond the curriculum, the networking opportunities have been unexpectedly enriching. Engaging with fellow participants through discussions and case studies has expanded my perspectives and professional connections.

The administrative support has been exceptional, ensuring a hassle-free experience from enrollment to ongoing assistance. This level of care has contributed to a positive learning journey.

In summary, the CPIM class at VILAS offers innovative teaching, comprehensive content, networking, and outstanding support. It's an investment that I believe will significantly benefit my professional growth in supply chain and operations management.
I must say that taking CPIM course at Vilas is one of my most interesting experiences in 2023. During the course, I had an opportunity to broaden my horizon, acquire knowledge about Supply Chain Management.
As a junior in Logistics and Supply Chain, that’s great for me to learn many helpful things such as S&OP, MRP, Lean, TPS and et cetera.

Our teacher - Ms. Ngoc delivered the lessons in such an easily understandable way with the norm “repeat to remember, remember to repeat”. Besides, any philosophy or complicated formulas were also explained clearly with many case studies by Mr. John. Therefore, I did not feel like falling behind and got the ideas very easily.
Most of members in the class are seniors and experienced in our industry but we made friends very well. Thank you all!
My name is Mai. I am a student of CPIM course. In general, I am very satisfied with the course. From it, I can learn a lot of knowledge not only from trainers but also from my classmates who are from various industries. Regarding the trainers, Ms. Ngoc and Mr. John are very experienced, and the way they delivered the knowledge is easy to understand. Therefore, I rate this class 10 by 10.
CPIM is a great way to elevate career as a professional in supply chain. Today business environment is moving fast & more competitive, we should prepare ourselves solid knowledge as well logical mindset. CPIM could provide me those fundamental factors. Through the course, I do learn a lot of essential tools and approach that could be applied to my daily work.

CPIM is a great way to elevate career as a professional in supply chain. Today business environment is moving fast & more competitive, we should prepare ourselves solid knowledge as well logical mindset. CPIM could provide me those fundamental factors. Through the course, I do learn a lot of essential tools and approach that could be applied to my daily work.

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MODULE 1: Supply Chain, Demand Management & Forecasting
Section A: Introduction to Supply Chains
Section B: Demand Analysis and Patterns
Section C: Demand Management
Section D: Forecasting
Section E: Supply and Demand Alignment
MODULE 2: Global Supply Chain Networks
Section A: Supply Chain Design and Optimization
Section B: End-to-End Connectivity and Visibility
Section C: Supply Chain Metrics and Reports
MODULE 3: Sourcing Products and Services
Section A: Aligning Sourcing to Demand
Section B: Category Strategy for Sourcing
Section C: Product Design Influence
Section D: Supplier Selection, Contracting, and Use
MODULE 4: Internal Operations and Inventory
Section A: Planning Operations
Section B: Capacity and Production Activity Control
Section C: Inventory
Section D: Performance and Continuous Improvement
MODULE 5: Forward and Reverse Logistics
Section A: Logistics and Distribution
Section B: Distribution Services and Transportation Choices
Section C: Trade Considerations
Section D: Reverse Flow
MODULE 6: Supply Chain Relationships
Section A: Customer Relationships
Section B: Supplier and Supply Chain Relationships
MODULE 7: Supply Chain Risk
Section A: Risk Management and Supply Chain Risks
Section B: Risk Analysis and Response
MODULE 8: Optimization, Sustainability & Technology
Section A: Optimizing Supply Chain Strategy and Tactics
Section B: Sustainability
Section C: Technology Trends
The CSCP Learning System and preparation courses are broken down into 8 modules
The CPIM Learning System and preparation courses are broken down into 8 modules
MODULE 1: Supply Chains and Strategy
Section A: Supply Chains, the Environment, and Strategy
Section B: Strategic Scope and Objectives
Section C: Developing and Managing Organizational Strategy
Section D: Functional and Operational Strategies
Section E: Environments, Types, and Layouts
Section F: Performance Monitoring and KPIs
Section G: Risk Management
Section H: Capital Equipment and Facilities
Section l: Sustainability Strategies
MODULE 2: Sales & Operations Planning
Section A: S&OP Purpose and Process
Section B: Aggregate Demand and Supply Plans
Section C: Reconciling S&OP Plans
MODULE 3: Demand
Section A: Demand Management
Section B: Sources of Demand/Forecasting
Section C: Forecast Performance
MODULE 4: Supply
Section A: Creating and Validating the Master Schedule
Section B: Using and Maintaining the Master Schedule
Section C: Material Requirements Planning
Section D: CRP and Scheduling
Section E: Suppliers and Purchasing
Section F: Changes and Product Life Cycle Management
MODULE 5: Detailed Schedules
Section A: Planning Detailed Schedules
Section B: Scheduling and PAC Methods
Section C: Creating Production and Service Schedules
Section D: Managing Detailed Schedules and Scheduling Materials
MODULE 6: Inventory
Section A: Inventory Planning
Section B: Inventory and Product Costs, Value, and Metrics
Section C: Itemized Inventory Management
Section D: Inventory Control
MODULE 7: Distribution
Section A: Planning Distribution
Section B: Replenishment and Order Management
Section C: Waste Hierarchy and Reverse Logistics
MODULE 8: Quality, Technology, and Continuous Improvement
Section A: Quality
Section B: Technology
Section C: Continuous Improvement