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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional
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Course Overview

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course is an educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field. The instructor-led version of the program offers delegates the opportunity to review the content presented in the text and web-based study tools in a classroom setting.
Delegates who complete the instructor-led course and complete the APICS CSCP Learning System will learn how to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation and will discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory productivity, and bottom-line profitability. Every participant will understand how to manage the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced costs and increase efficiencies and customer service. With getting this certification you will achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition.

Key Takeaways

Manage horizontal flows in their businesses when companies are organised vertically.
Understand the importance of aligning the company’s corporate strategy with their supply chain strategy.
Understand the importance of using the right technology to enable the supply chain.
The core of supply chain management is excellent supplier and customer relationship management.
Continuous improvement, flexibility and agility of their supply chains will be rewarded with ongoing success and ROI.

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The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting supply chain professionals and companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines.

Course Outline

Day 1
I. Forecast and Manage Demand
One of the first activities in supply chain management is to assemble and evaluate the various types of demand for products and services, including historical information and future predictions. This information is used to determine a forecast for future needs, and the necessary balancing of supply and demand.
A. Collect and Analyze Historical and Environmental Demand Data
B. Influence Demand Through Marketing Activities
C. Build the Forecast
D. Align Supply with Demand
II. Manage the Global Supply Chain Network and Information
The design of the supply chain network involves decision-making to build a structure that will support the business strategy and allow room for growth. It is also necessary to determine and maintain the data necessary to manage the supply chain, as well as the appropriate measuring and reporting techniques.
A. Define and Manage the Supply Chain Network
B. Manage Customer, Supplier, Product/Item, Engineering, and Logistics Master Data
C. Develop and Maintain Reports, Analytics, and Metrics
Day 2
III. Source Products and Services
The procurement process is critical to the management of the supply chain. This process includes determining applicable sourcing strategies for the various types of products and services, as well as supplier evaluation and selection and the management of purchasing contracts.
A. Align Sourcing Activities to Demand
B. Manage Categories for Sourcing of Products and Services
C. Evaluate and Select Suppliers
D. Manage Purchase Orders
Day 3
IV. Manage Internal Operations and Inventory
In order to succeed in balancing supply and demand, operations and inventory techniques must be utilized and managed to fulfill business objectives. Performance against defined metrics must be evaluated and current methods for continuous improvement applied.
A. Plan Operations
B. Manage Inventory
C. Measure and Assess Performance
D. Analyze and Utilize Applicable Continuous Improvement Philosophies (examples include lean principles, six sigma, total quality management (TQM), and theory of constraints (TOC))
Day 4
V. Manage Supply Chain Logistics
The delivery of supply to the sources of demand often includes the management of a network of warehouses and transportation modes. This includes the various processes within distribution, the consideration of any global requirements, and the use of technology to perform manual functions. In addition, the use of reverse logistics provides a mechanism for the reduction of waste within the supply chain.
A. Define and Manage Distribution Network
B. Provide Distribution Services
C. Evaluate Trade Considerations
D. Design and Manage Reverse Flow
VI. Manage Customer and Supplier Relationships
Managing both customer and supplier relations will enhance the performance of the entire supply chain. This includes establishing long-term relationships, measuring performance against defined metrics, and developing improvement strategies.
A. Manage Customer Relations
B. Manage Supplier Relations
Day 5
VII. Manage Supply Chain Risk
Businesses today understand that risk is inherent within all supply chains. It is critical to understand the principles of risk management and be able to model, anticipate, and prevent risk events rather than merely respond when they occur.
A. Identify Risks (examples include supply disruption, supplier compliance, financial, intellectual, and cyber risks)
B. Assess Impact, Timing, or Probability of Risks
C. Determine Response to Mitigate Risks
D. Execute and Evaluate Risk Response
VIII. Evaluate and Optimize the Supply Chain
Competition requires that today’s supply chains incorporate best practices, both internally and externally. This includes optimizing existing processes, as well as observing recognized initiatives such as ethical sourcing, sustainable products and processes, and corporate responsibility and social values.
A. Optimize the Supply Chain Strategy
B. Optimize the Supply Chain Network and Processes
C. Embed Sustainability into the Supply Chain
D. Consider Emerging Trends (examples include intelligent supply chain, Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, control towers, and blockchain)

Who Should Attend?

This highly practical and interactive course has been specifically designed for
The ONLINE instructor-led course is designed for persons intending to earn their APICS CSCP designation. To be eligible for the APICS CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
→ Bachelor’s degree or International equivalent
→ Hold an active CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, CPM, CSM, OR CPSM credential
→ Three years of related business experience
→ Delegates not meeting the exam criteria may still enroll in the course for professional development. In this case, you may need additional study and work experience to meet the above exam eligible criteria.
Typical supply chain professionals that would benefit from the instructor-led course and in obtaining the CSCP designation:
→ Supply Chain Managers
→ Procurement Managers
→ Transportation, Logistics, Distribution and Warehouse Managers
→ Supplier Managers
→ Distributor Managers
→ Inventory Managers
→ Manufacturing Managers
→ Planning and Inventory Management Managers
→ And, other professionals with responsibilities for supply chain

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