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Supply chains drive growth and are proving to be the central nervous system of a business. Good leaders are key to ensuring the supply chain organization is performing at its peak and contributing to the health of the business. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification program helps professionals demonstrate essential knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Designees demonstrate mastery of supply chain management best practices and are distinguished as industry experts with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills. Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 94 countries have earned the APICS CSCP designation. The CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program for supply chain management professionals around the globe and is a credential valued by employers and recruiters.

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

■ Considering inputs and objectives of supply chain management strategy

■ Recognizing and resolving misalignments and gaps

■ Accounting and financial reporting information, strategic analysis tools, and economic considerations

■ Designing the supply chain while understanding and working within business considerations

■ Designing fulfillment strategies and products for different markets and requirements

■ Understanding electronic business considerations and key technology applications

■ Understanding implementation tools including project management processes and communication

Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution (BSCM)

■ Procuring and delivering goods and services using supply chain management

■ Using demand management, including demand forecasting and prioritization

■ Using master planning, master scheduling, and sales and operations planning (S&OP)

■ Managing, planning, and controlling inventory

■ Understanding the effects of inventory on financial statements and inventory-related cost categories

■ Managing supply based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis

■ Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships

■ Logistics, warehouse, and transportation management, forecasting, and planning

■ Making considerations for monetary, regulatory, and trade conditions

■ Segmentation of customer-focused marketing, customers, suppliers, and other partners

■ Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM)

■ Managing reverse logistics and waste

Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution (BSCM)

■ Standards, regulations, and sustainable best practices compliance

■ International standards and considerations for import/export, intellectual property, licensing, tax and accounting, and labor laws

■ Corporate social responsibility for sustainability, UN Global Compact, and GRI initiatives

■ Accreditation's, certifications, and standards for quality, environment, social, and safety objectives

■ Identifying, assessing, classifying and responding to risks

■ Compliance, security, and regulatory concerns

■ Improving the supply chain through measuring and analyzing performance using supply chain metrics focused on customers, financial reports, and operational practices, and customer service

■ Utilizing continuous improvement and change management techniques and principles, including lean and just-in-time

An APICS CSCP designation will help you:

– Master the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities, including suppliers, plans, distributors and customers around the globe

– Acquire the skills you need to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology and corporate communication

– Understand how to use ERP systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process – Maximize your organization’s ERP investments by millions of dollars

– Increase your professional value and secure your future 


View a guided tour of the CSCP Program. We’ll take you through:

  • Why you should get certified
  • What makes CSCP right for you
  • CSCP milestones
  • Learning System overview
  • Learning options overview

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