Materials managers support the complete material flow cycle — from purchase to planning and control of work in process to the finished product. Organizations depend on effective materials managers to ensure that available goods can satisfy customer demand. minimize waste, manage inventory levels and keep output in line with the company’s balance sheet.
If you’re looking for a way to advance your career and become a certified expert in your field, consider an APICS certification. Based on results from the annual ASCM Supply Chain Salary and Career report, supply chain managers with an APICS certification reported earning more than their counterparts without a certification.
It pays to earn an APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) or Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certification.