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APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Program

Validate your ability to lead

Supply chains drive growth and are proving to be the central nervous system of a business. Good leaders are key to ensuring the supply chain organization is performing at its peak and contributing to the health of the business. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification program helps professionals demonstrate essential knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Designees demonstrate mastery of supply chain management best practices and are distinguished as industry experts with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills.

Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 94 countries have earned the APICS CSCP designation. The CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program for supply chain management professionals around the globe and is a credential valued by employers and recruiters.

Why you need to earn the APICS CSCP designation

APICS CSCP education is essential if you are:

  • Interested in increasing your knowledge and expertise in the field of global supply chain management, specifically in the areas of customer relations, international trade, information technology enablement and physical logistics
  • Consulting or facilitating supply chain functions or working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems
  • Creating a common standard of understanding, vocabulary, resources and frameworks within your company to address your supply chain challenges and opportunities

An APICS CSCP designation will help you:

  • Master the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities, including suppliers, plans, distributors and customers around the globe
  • Acquire the skills you need to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology and corporate communication
  • Understand how to use ERP systems and other technologies to improve the entire supply chain process
  • Maximize your organization’s ERP investments by millions of dollars
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future

How to get there

The APICS CSCP exam consists of three important modules and one comprehensive exam. 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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The APICS CSCP designation

  • is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the globe
  • is a designation that is sought by thousands of employers and recruiters
  • provides you with a mastery of supply chain management best practices and distinguishes you as an industry expert with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills

APICS CSCP program highlights:

  • Topics cover end-to-end supply chain requirements from the first supplier to the end customer—the only certification of its kind in the industry today.
  • Helps supply chain professionals handle much more than ever before.
  • Get frequent updates based on current regulations.

New CSCP eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for the APICS CSCP, a candidate must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • 3 years of related business experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent* OR
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations


*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.

APICS video testimonial:

Celeste Ayers, CFPIM, CSCP discusses her certification experience.
APICS Gold Rush Chapter President
Division Sourcing and Procurement Manager at Parker Hannifin