Certified Supply Chain Professional- Spring 2013


Course name Certified Supply Chain Professional- Spring 2013
Institution APICS DC Metro
Location USA
Website www.apicsdcmetro.org
Language English
Contact information

Irvin Varkonyi



Skype IVarkonyi


Course objective

1. Develop capability to understand Supply Chain Management Fundamentals including

2. Acquire tools for Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance

3. Provide best practices of Implementation and Operations in Supply Chain Management 

4. Demonstrate the convergence of Supply Chain Management attributes across private and public sector organizations

Sector Private
General course topics A range of logistics topics in some detail
Specific course topics

1. Broad concepts including primary processes, objectives, logistics, integration methods, and rewards 

2. Alignment of supply chain with organizational strategies 

3. Key considerations for planning, inventory control, and continued improvement 

4. Identification and management of market segments 

*Demand forecasting and effective management techniques 

*Demand forecasting and effective management techniques 

*Effective customer relationship management (CRM) 

*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, source management, technologies, and measurement

*Inventory planning and control methods 

*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 *Interaction among private and public organizations *Convergence of supply chain best practices with evolving disaster logistics planning

Total time commitment 30-36 depending on course, see additional comments below
Focus commodity Any or other commodity
Commodities covered CSCP covers all commodities and services. The course covers supply chain management for products and services
Accredited No
Accredited by Other
Certificate name Certification
Degree name Certified Supply Chain Professional
Attendance mode In-person
Attendance description

Students may also attend the course in real time via SKYPE should travel prevent them from attending all classes. Courses offered weekday, evenings and weekends. Courses offered onsite at clients and public sites.

Incentives Yes
Incentives description

1. Enhance career opportunities

2. Streamline fulfillment process for their organization\'s network of trading partners

Logistics Topics Coverage % (estimate) 70
Audience Open Enrollment
Pre-requisites Yes
Pre-requisites description

Only ONE of the following:

1. APICS CPIM, CFPIM, or CIRM; or ISM\'s C.P.M., CSM, or CPSM designations plus two years of related business experience 


2. Bachelor\'s degree or equivalent plus two years of related business experience


3. Five years of related business experience.

Course fee $2,150
Course fee description

1. CSCP Learning System

2. CSCP Exam Voucher

3. CSCP Online Learning System (up to one year)

4. CSCP Slide deck

5. Tuition

Discount available Yes
Discount description

Enrollment of more than seven students will generate discounts.

Course included in analysis No