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APICS CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional

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APICS CSCP can help you and your company enhance, communicate and implement critical supply-chain strategies that maximise profits and growth.


How you benefit

The CSCP program allows you to develop and master supply chain management skills; it distinguishes you as professional dedicated to continued improvement; and it affords your credibility and recognition in your workplace.

How your organisation benefits

The CSCP gives your supply chain professionals knowledge to solve everyday issues. You’ll enjoy a return on investment in the form of long-term loyalty and greater productivity.

With and APICS CSCP, your employees will have:

  • The proven knowledge and organisational skills to strategically streamline operations
  • The tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers locate around the world;
  • The skills to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communications
  • An understanding of the valuable technologies that drive planning and management of successful operations. 

THE APICS CSCP learning system

The APICS CSCP Learning System is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program.

It consists of three print modules and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual, and provides you with a broad view of global end-to-end supply chain management.  

Module 1 - Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

  • Broad concepts of supply chain management, including primary processes, objectives, integration methods and benefits
  • Alignment of supply chain and business strategies
  • Key considerations for supply chain design and continuous improvement
  • Key measures for planning and controlling inventories
  • Fundamentals of logistics in supply chain management
  • Identifying and managing market segments
  • Demand forecasting and management techniques
  • Keys to effective CRM
  • Core concepts of supply management

Module 2 - Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance

  • Sustainable practices in design and operation of a supply chain
  • Risk, its sources, impacts and mitigation methods
  • Globally dispersed supply and demand, and the impact of free trade zones and trading blocs
  • Globalisation effects on inbound and outbound logistics
  • Measurement of, and efficiency and responsiveness in the supply chain
  • Technologies for design, data, operations and communications in supply chain management
  • Factors influencing demand, including design, marketing, selling, and matching customer orders
  • Core concepts of CRM, including strategies, technologies, and key implementation challenges
  • Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM), including strategies, improved management of sources, relevant technologies and measurement
  • Inventory planning and control methods

Module 3 - 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 prioritisation and fulfilment, and capturing and communicating point-of-sale data
  • Tools and techniques to support continuous improvement strategies
  • Inventory planning and control methods

Study options

The program is offered in both a self-study format or instructor-led (through public seminars or in-company).

Contact your local Chapter in Australia to find out when classes are running or to purchase self-study material.

Learning system components

Comprehensive print materials

  • Five books with more than 1000 pages of content
  • Progress check questions at the end of each section
  • Organised information from more than 150 references

Interactive web-based components

  • Pre-test to determine your strengths and weaknesses and help you create a customised study plan
  • Timed module-specific tests offer immediate feedback, answer rationales and reference
  • Timed post test to determine your progress
  • Progress report revealing online tools used to date and material mastered
  • e-Flashcards with relevant terms and definitions and online glossary for quick reference
  • Practice test bank of more than 900 multiple-choice questions