CILT - APICS - Professional Development



The partnership between APICS and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT(UK)) provides increased availability of education, certification and membership programmes for professionals in operations and supply chain management throughout the United Kingdom.

The Institute of Operations Management (IOM) was formed in 1963, originally as two chapters of the then American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) – now known as APICS The Association for Operations Management – and then from 1975 as an independent organisation called the British Production and Inventory Control Society (BPICS). It changed its name to the Institute of Operations Management in 1996. In 2007, the IOM joined with CILT(UK). In 2009, the IOM joined forces with APICS as a Channel Partner to further the operations profession in the UK. IOM was merged wholly with CILT(UK) in 2016. CILT(UK) incorporated Operations Management into their now 9 sector offering and has taken on the APICS Channel Partner mantle.

The partnership brings a range of internationally recognised products to the UK, this includes the very popular:

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The Association for Operations Management is a global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its training, internationally recognised certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals covering all aspects of operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing and logistics.

The APICS mission statement cements their commitment to the continuous improvement of the industry: “APICS builds knowledge and skills in operations management professionals to enhance and validate abilities and accelerates careers. We help our members and their organisations successfully compete and build a stronger global economy.” 

APICS in-house training

Facilitated through a series of face-to-face workshops with guided independent participant study in between sessions, CILT (UK) are able to provide in-house training whether you are interested in the APICS CPIM or the CSCP. The in-house training will be held at a venue of your choice on a mutually acceptable date. 

CILT will be responsible for providing:

  • The Trainer
  • The Participant Guide
  • Exam Credit
  • Memberships
Costs for In-house training are discussed with the organisation directly; trainer travel & subsistence will be charged at cost. Please contact to find out more.

Timescales vary depending on which APICS certification you are trying to achieve.

The CPIM is taught across two modules taught over 9 days altogether. Some independent study is also required to pass the exams:

Module One: 3 days

Module Two: 6 days

The CSCP is taught over three modules; the tutor led course covers three modules over five days. Independent study is to be done outside of this time allocation by the learners as well.

APICS Conference

APICS Conferences: Sharpen Your Skills and Connect with Peers

Leverage the broad range of APICS conferences that provide relevant and applicable education on today's most pressing topics—including global supply chain management, operations management in a changing economy, and sales and operations planning. Improve your functional knowledge, and network with key operations and supply chain management professionals from across the globe.

Each year, the APICS global conference imparts industry-leading knowledge that enables you to 

  • Elevate supply chain innovation and resilience with valuable insights gained from industry leaders.
  • Accelerate your career by networking with professionals who are shaping the future of supply chain, logistics and operations management.
  • Learn best practices to create more sustainable, strategic and value-driven supply chains.

For further details on APICS conferences, visit: APICS Conferences and Events



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