APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

With an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation, you will demonstrate proven knowledge and organizational skills to strategically streamline operations. You will learn the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors and customers located around the world.

The APICS CSCP Modules

The 2013 APICS CSCP Learning System modules focus on the best practices, techniques and technologies necessary to maximize your organization’s efficiency and impact the bottom line. To earn the APICS CSCP, you must pass an exam that includes topics from all three modules.

MODULE 1 – APICS Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

• Broad concepts include primary processes, objectives, logistics, integration methods and rewards

• Alignment of supply chain with corporate strategies

• Key considerations for planning, inventory control and continued improvement

• Identification and management of market segments

• Demand forecasting and effective management techniques

• Effective customer relationship management (CRM)

MODULE 2 – Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance

• Sustainability practices in design and operation

• Measurement, responsiveness, operations and communications

• Risk, its sources, impacts and mitigation methods

• Globally dispersed supply and demand, and the effects on logistics

• Factors influencing demand, including design, marketing, selling and matching customer orders

• Core customer relationship management (CRM) concepts, including strategies, technologies and implementation challenges

• Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM), including strategies, improved source management, relevant technologies and measurement

• Inventory planning and control methods

MODULE 3 – APICS Implementation and Operations

• Supply chain dynamics and the balance of responsiveness and efficiency

• Managing supply from internal and external sources

• Implementation of demand plans, including prioritization, fulfillment, and capturing and communicating point-of-sale data

• Tools and techniques to support continuous improvement

“According to the Operations Management Employment Outlook, APICS CSCP designees, on average, earn 21 percent more than those without the designation” (Year-end 2012)

 For more information, visit apics.org/cscp