About APICS

APICS - The Association for Operations Management (formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society) was founded in the USA in 1957 to increase the competitiveness of American industrial companies (http://www.apics.org).

The Association for Operations Management APICS is the leading international organization and the most important source of collected knowledge in the field of business organization, including production and inventory management, purchasing networks, materials management, purchasing and logistics.

Why a certificate?

The certification course will transfer to you the technical and specialist know-how for your professional success and will generate a decisive competitive advantage for you. So follow the example of what is now 55 000 specialists who have already acquired the internationally accredited CPIM certificate.


The knowledge and skills which you will acquire during the course will optimize your work output and increase the degree of your success. You will learn how you can

  • increase profitability through optimization of investments in inventory
  • increase customer satisfaction through just-in-time deliveries of products and services
  • rationalize operational processes and maintain the production schedule through more precise forecasting
  • increase productivity and consistently achieve your long, medium and short term goals through targeted materials and capacity requirement planning
  • improve service to customers through your newly acquired comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the supply chain
  • create a competitive advantage through maximization of your systems and processes

FSS in cooperation with ZHAW is the exclusive APICS training partner in Switzerland.