Certified Supply Chain Professional


Course name Certified Supply Chain Professional
Institution APICS - The Association for Operations Management
Location Online
Website www.apics.org
Language English
Contact information

APICS Customer Service


1-800-444-2742 or 1-773-867-1777


Course objective

This Certified Supply Chain Professional online course takes a broad view of the supply chain. This extends beyond internal operations to encompass all of the steps throughout the supply chain – from the supplier, through the organization, to the end consumer and even covers the reverse flow of products and materials. The course curriculum provides the student with the knowledge and context to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

Sector Public
General course topics Variety/range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

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)

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

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

Total time commitment 54
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Accredited No
Accredited by N/A
Certificate name Certificate
Degree name APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional)
Attendance mode Online
Incentives No
Incentives description


Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites No
Pre-requisites description


Course fee $1,275
Course fee description

Includes: printed workbooks, module and section-specific tests, immediate feedback and answer rationale, 900 online test questions, online resource center, access to web-based study tools for one year after invitation is sent, includes complimentary download of APICS CSCP exam content manual through the resource center.

Discount available Yes
Discount description

APICS members save $330

Course included in analysis No