Which APICS certification is better?

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Which APICS certification is better?

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Choosing the best APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification for you depends on what area in supply chain management you wish to specialize or currently specializing in. Below are the different certifications offered by APICS.

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)- This designation is awarded to candidates who have mastered the APICS logistics body of knowledge. This certification is also considered the most popular with over 1,100 certified professionals.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)- This designation is awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the CPIM exam and demonstrated mastery in production and inventory management. This cortication comes second to CLTD in terms of popularity with over 108,000 certified professionals.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)- As a well-recognized institution for supply chain management, earning the CSCP credential demonstrates that the candidate recognizes and adheres to the APICS CSCP standards.

SCOR Professional (SCOR-P)- This certification is awarded to candidates who have shown mastery of the SCOR model by passing the SCOR-P exam. Unlike the other designations, SCOR-P focuses on how to manage and measure the performance of an organization's supply chain.

According to APICS, professionals with at least one of these certifications received a 19% higher salary compared to those with no certification. Similarly, having multiple APICS certification reported a 39-50% higher salary.

For more information about certificates in supply chain management, check out this article: Degrees and Certificates in Supply Chain Management

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