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Certified Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program

Our instructor-led certification preparation course utilizes the APICS CSCP Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective, and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.

Certified Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program

Begin preparing for your CSCP certification today! With the CSCP certification you will know the latest best practices to elevate your job performance and help you take advantage of common technologies. The knowledge you gain through your studying will help you drive improvement in your organization, maximize the efficiency of planning and operations and improve the bottom line.

Why CSCP Certification?

APICS CSCP designees gain the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers located around the world. CSCP serves the needs of both professionals and employers by keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Who Should Attend?

The CSCP designation is for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the field of supply chain management. This designation is ideal for you if you are:

  • Interested in more depth of knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier and customer relations, international trade, the use of information technology to enable the supply chain, and physical logistics; or
  • A candidate who has already achieved APICS CPIM certification or managers working in, consulting, or teaching supply chain functions; or
  • Employed in the field of supply chain management; or
  • Working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.

After earning your CSCP you will be able to:

  • Help your company reach its ideal supply chain state
  • Use data to link production, distribution, purchasing and service
  • Reduce waste in supply chains
  • Identity and classify supply chain risk and develop risk response plans
  • Improve communications throughout the supply chain

The CSCP Learning System is divided into eight modules across two books.

Download the full module content.

Supply Chains, Demand Management, and Forecasting

  • Visualizing the supply chain entities, structures, and flows used to procure and deliver goods and services
  • Differentiating vertical versus horizontal integration and different levels of supply chain maturity
  • Using planning, communicating, influencing, and prioritizing steps in demand management, including market research and demand forecasting
  • Assessing portfolios and products using product portfolio management, the 4Ps of marketing, and product life-cycle management (PLM)
  • Using sales and operations planning (S&OP) to align supply with demand

Global Supply Chain Networks

  • Designing the supply chain and configuring the supply chain network
  • Balancing efficiency with responsiveness while being resilient
  • Optimizing technology by matching requirements to various supply chain technologies and interfaces
  • Forming cross-functional and cross-organizational supply chain design teams
  • Safeguarding and maintaining cybersecurity, data privacy, and supply chain master data
  • Improving the supply chain by measuring and analyzing performance with supply chain metrics focused on customers, financial reports, operational practices, and customer service
  • Becoming familiar with accounting and financial reporting information and strategic analysis tools

Sourcing Products and Services

  • Following a sourcing process to capture changes, such as for new products
  • Managing supply based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis
  • Developing a category strategy and sourcing categories
  • Doing spend and portfolio analyses to right-size the supplier base
  • Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Influencing product designs to promote collaboration and requirements inclusiveness
  • Negotiating effective supply contracts/purchase orders and selecting proper payment terms

Internal Operations and Inventory

  • Leveraging manufacturing planning and control including master planning, master scheduling, material requirements planning, distribution requirements planning, and various levels of capacity checks
  • Managing, planning, and controlling inventory to keep it at proper levels and replenish it efficiently
  • Understanding the effects of inventory on financial statements and inventory-related cost categories
  • Using quality and continuous improvement techniques and principles, including lean and just-in-time

Forward and Reverse Logistics

  • Determining strategies for logistics, warehouse management, and transportation management
  • Complying with international standards and considerations for import/export, tax/tariff, and labor laws
  • Managing reverse logistics and waste

Supply Chain Relationships

  • Segmenting customers, suppliers, and other partners
  • Using supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM) to develop, measure, and maintain relationships
  • Understanding the communication process and dimensions

Supply Chain Risk 

  • Identifying, assessing, classifying, and responding to supply chain risks in a cost-effective manner
  • Learning about common supply chain risks and how to make preventive and contingent action plans

Optimization, Sustainability, and Technology

  • Considering inputs and objectives of organizational strategy and supply chain management strategy
  • Recognizing and resolving strategic misalignments and gaps
  • Building sustainable best practices and ensuring corporate social responsibility compliance
  • Embracing sustainability principles, standards, and reporting methods, including the UN Global Compact and GRI sustainability reporting standards
  • Assessing technology needs and learning about emerging technologies
  • Implementing changes using project management and change management


Common Questions about CSCP Certificate Program 

This comprehensive 39-hour online program combines expert instruction with the APICS CSCP Learning System for the APICS CSCP exam to help you learn faster. For information on testing eligibility, visit the APICS website

Yes! We do offer the opportunity for students to purchase the CSCP Course bundle which includes live online instruction, the APICS CSCP Learning System, and a CSCP exam credit to redeem towards the purchase of a CSCP exam. Questions about our CSCP Bundle? Call (803) 638-3847

The Authorization to Test (ATT) is valid for an additional six months for participants to schedule and take each exam. Candidates will ONLY qualify for the 2nd Chance Exam (retake), when they schedule and take their first exam within 180 days of purchasing their valid ATT and fail their exam. The 2nd Chance Exam (retake), if issued, will be valid for 6 months. The bundle cannot be returned, refunded, or transferred., and is only valid per individual assignment. 




Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Certified Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program Online Bundle
10/15/2023 – 12/31/2024

Monday & Wednesday
13 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed approximately one week before the course starts.
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM$4100
Certified Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program-Online
08/26/2024 – 10/09/2024

Monday & Wednesday
13 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed approximately one week before the course starts.
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM$2900
Certified Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program-Online
10/21/2024 – 12/09/2024

Monday & Wednesday
13 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed approximately one week before the course starts.
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM$2900


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