Clifton Park, NY (July 2009) – Jonathan Sternfeld, 38, of EXEControl Global Solutions, was recently recognized as Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). CPIM is a program offered by APICS The Association for Operations Management, a not-for-profit, international educational society representing manufacturing and service industry professionals.

Jonathan is presently a Senior Applications Developer for EXEControl Global Solutions in Clifton Park. EXEControl Global Solutions is a full-service information technology company offering business software, business consulting and networking support and services throughout North America. As a Senior Applications Developer, Jonathan is responsible for much of the development and maintenance of EXEControl Global Solutions’ flagship product, the EXEControl ERP/CRM business software package. Jonathan has been with EXEControl Global Solutions for over fifteen years.

To qualify for the CPIM designation, a candidate must complete a rigorous course of study and a series of five comprehensive examinations. Introduced in 1973, APICS designed the CPIM program to develop specialized knowledge in the latest production and inventory management techniques and trends.

“While CPIM might seem like an odd certification for an applications developer to pursue, to me it made perfect sense. Much of the APICS body of knowledge relies on data obtained from a company’s computer system, so it is my job to make sure that this data is accessible,” Jonathan said.

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. The APICS community is composed of nearly 40,000 individuals from 15,000 companies worldwide.