CSCP Body of Knowledge

 

 

The CSCP Body of Knowledge is made up of the following three domains:

APICS Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management

  • Broad concepts of supply chain management, including primary processes, objectives, integration methods and benefits
  • Alignment of supply chain and business strategies
  • Key considerations for supply chain design and continuous improvement
  • Key measures for planning and controlling inventories
  • Fundamentals of logistics in supply chain management
  • Identifying and managing market segments
  • Demand forecasting and management techniques
  • Keys to effective CRM
  • Core concepts of supply management

 

APICS Supply Chain Strategy, Design & Compliance

  • Sustainability practices in design and operation of a supply chain
  • Risk, its sources, impacts, and mitigation methods
  • Globally dispersed supply and demand, and the impact of free trade zones and trading blocs
  • Globalization effects on inbound and outbound logistics
  • Measurement of, and efficiency and responsiveness in the supply chain
  • Technologies for design, data, operations and communications in supply chain management
  • Factors influencing demand, including design, marketing, selling, and matching customer orders
  • Core concepts of CRM, including strategies, technologies, and key implementation challenges
  • Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM), including strategies, improved management of sources, relevant technologies and measurement
  • Inventory planning and control methods

 

APICS 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 and fulfillment, and capturing and communicating point-of-sale data
  • Tools and techniques to support continuous improvement strategies