Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The APICS CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program designed for operations and supply chain management professionals around the world. Demonstrate your mastery of supply chain management best practices by earning your APICS CSCP designation.

By earning the APICS CSCP designation, you will demonstrate significant commitment to your profession and your career, distinguish yourself as an industry expert, and excel with your newly acquired specialized knowledge.

Benefits of the CSCP Program

After earning your CSCP designation, you will:

  • Earning the proven knowledge and organization skills to strategically streamline operations
  • Mastering the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plans, distributors and customers located around the world
  • Acquiring the skills to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communication
  • Understanding how to use ERP systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process. The APICS CSCP program can help corporations maximize their ERP investments by millions of dollars.
  • Earning a designation that is sought by employers and recruiters
  • Increasing your professional value and securing your future

According to the Operations Management Employment Outlook, APICS CSCP designees, on average, earn 11 percent more than non-certified supply chain professionals. (Fourth quarter, 2010)

Who should pursue the CSCP education and designation?

The APICS CSCP designation is for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the field of global supply chain management. This designation is ideal for you and your organization 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
  • A professional who is consulting or facilitating supply chain functions
  • A professional who is interested in increasing knowledge and expertise in the field of global supply chain management.
  • A professional who is consulting or facilitating supply chain functions or working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems
  • An employer wanting to create a common standard of understanding, vocabulary, resources, and frameworks within your company to address your supply chain challenges and opportunities

The CSCP program will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company's competitive position and profitability.

CSCP Course Outline and Key Topics

The new APICS CSCP exam consists of three important modules. The exam reflects critical changes in the marketplace and in the evolving roles and responsibilities of operations and supply chain managers. For accreditation, you must master each of the following:

MODULE 1: Supply Chain Design

  • Develop the Supply Chain Strategy
  • Design the Supply Chain

MODULE 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution

  • Procure and Deliver Goods and Services
  • Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain Partners
  • Manage Reverse Logistics

MODULE 3: Supply Chain Improvements and Best Practices

  • Comply with Standards, Regulations, and Sustainable Best Practices
  • Manage Risk in the Supply Chain
  • Measure, Analyze, and Improve the Supply Chain


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