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Certified In Transformation for Supply Chain

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Course Overview

The APICS Certified in Transformation for Supply Chains (CTSC) Learning Journey is an educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of supply chain professionals.

The CTSC covers frameworks, strategies, processes, tools and technologies applied to managing an end-to-end supply chain transformation and leverages components of globally recognized industry standards, to:
•Identify risks and opportunities, and select the appropriate philosophies, frameworks, models, and approaches to effect transformation
•Apply systems thinking to develop, analyze, verify, and validate concept alternatives for transformation
•Manage skills, roles, responsibilities, and infrastructure needed for successful supply chain transformation
•Identify tools and technologies to enable effective supply chain transformation
•Identify and implement strategies for reinforcing and replicating improvements






Key Takeaways

Acquire the latest Technical and digital transformation skills, which are among the top five critical skills to success as a supply chain professional. 
Be able to meet the ever-increasing challenges in the modern-day supply chain to play a key role in the responsive and proactive transformation efforts driven by demand and environmental factors.
Be prepared in mitigating risk and maximizing knowledge transferability among team members, resulting in increased ROI and efficiency
Provide proof of learning and ability through a high-stakes certification program based on industry-validated expectations.
Be able to assess the current supply chain state and conceptualize the Future-State Supply Chain Operating Model

Association for Supply Chain Management
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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 Supply Chain Transformation Overview

•Supply Chain Transformation Overview
•Supply Chain Transformations
•Value Proposition, Methodologies, and Organizational Design
•Drivers of Supply Chain Transformation
•Workshop Strategies and value chain

Day 2 Prepare for Transformation

•Preparing for Supply Chain Transformation
•Select Supply Chain Transformation Drivers
•Assess Supply Chain Current State
•Conceptualize the Future-State Supply Chain Operating Model
•Workshop Supply Chain Operating Standard (SCOR DS)

Day 3 Preparing for SC Transformation

•Identify Initiatives to Address Gaps
•Initiate Transformation Work Streams and Projects
•Develop and Iterate Preliminary Transformation Business Cases
•Perform Post-Approval Tasks
•Workshop ERP Standardization

Day 4 Executing SC Transformation

•Adopt a Change Management Plan
•Design and Implement Supply Chain Transformation Work Streams and Projects
•Implement Governance and a Risk Management Framework
•Workshop Application of Project Tools

Day 5 Review of Transformation

•Assess the Transformation
•Communicate Results and Reflect on the Transformation
•Practice exam
•Evaluation and closing ceremony
•Workshop Risk and Business Continuity Management

Who Should Attend?

The APICS Certified in Transformation for Supply Chain (CTSC) certification program is designed for individuals who are involved in or wish to excel in the field of supply chain management, specifically focusing on transformational strategies. Those who would benefit from pursuing this certification include:

Supply Chain Professionals: Individuals working in various supply chain roles, such as logistics managers, procurement specialists, inventory analysts, operations managers, or supply chain planners, seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in supply chain transformation.

Business Leaders: Executives, directors, and managers responsible for overseeing supply chain operations, interested in implementing innovative strategies to drive organizational growth and success.

Operations Managers: Individuals involved in managing operations across different industries, aiming to develop a deeper understanding of supply chain transformation to optimize processes and enhance efficiency.

Consultants and Advisors: Professionals providing advisory services or consulting within the supply chain domain, seeking to enhance their knowledge and credibility by obtaining specialized certification.

Continuous Improvement Professionals: Those focused on continuous improvement methodologies within supply chain functions, eager to incorporate transformational strategies for sustainable improvements.

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