Certified Supply Chain Professional

This Programme has been designed for professionals in operations and supply chain management. It is designed to train individuals for one certification and one 4 hour exam comprising 175 multiple choice questions. The programme is organized into three learning 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
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

Unlike CPIM, APICS require prospective students of CSCP to check in advance of registering for the exam if they are eligible to sit the examination. You can apply on line through the APICS website at http://www.apics.org/careers-education-professional-development/certification/cscp/application

The CSCP Self Directed Learning System can be purchased from IPICS SCM.  The price for members is €650 and €1100 for non-members (excluding delivery).  Please contact admin@ipics.ie to order.