Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Training

Course Overview

Understanding and implementing the latest best practice and trends are key to success in global supply chain management. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) programme is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain. APICS CSCP certification holders are equipped with the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors and customers located around the world.

By attending this course, you will expand your supply chain knowledge and prepare yourself for the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification exam.

Course Features :

  • More than 21,000 APICS CSCP designees in 94 countries, which means acceptance & job opportunities in 94 countries
  • Promotes cooperation and collaboration
  • Provides an understanding of the interactions and inter-dependencies across the functions
  • Provides understanding to supply chain professionals who may not have had the opportunity to work in all aspects of the supply chain.
  • CSCP provides insights into how the various pieces work together
  • A CSCP designation demonstrates a grasp of supply chain knowledge and competence

Who Should Attend ?

  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Consultant
  • Senior Consultant
  • Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Logistics Manager
  • Operations Manager

Training Keytakeaways

  • Increase your salary – on average designees see a 27% increase
  • Improve your hiring potential by 65%
  • Maximize your organization’s ERP investments
  • Effectively manage global end-to-end supply chain activities
  • Increase your professional value and secure your future

Trainer Profile

The trainer is a highly effective change leader and ERP/SCM/business process guru. In his career starting 1982, he has had very wide and deep insight of business problems of more than 150 companies, in India and abroad, in all kinds of manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. He is the pioneer of ERP and business process movement in India.

He did his B.Sc.Engg.(Hons.)(Mech.) from REC (Now NIT) Rourkela. He completed his M.Tech.(Mech.) from IIT Kanpur and Diploma in Business Finance (DBF) from ICFAI Hyderabad. He is Certified Fellow in Production & Inventory Management (CFPIM), Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), by APICS, USA, SCOR-P certified by APICS SCC, USA, Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) by ISCEA, USA, Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (PLS) by AST&L, USA, Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) by APICS, USA, and, Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) by Demand Driven Institute, USA.


• Business Model
• External Inputs to Supply Chain Strategy

• Supply Chains and Supply Chain Management
• Benefits of Strategic Supply Chain Management
• Supply Chain Strategy: Value Proposition
• Supply Chain Strategy: Core Capabilities
• Supply Chain Strategy: Cost Structure and Revenue Model
• Supply Chain Maturity

• Reasons Misalignments or Gaps Occur
• Recognizing Misalignments or Gaps
• Resolving Misalignments or Gaps

• Macro and Micro Economic Considerations
• Accounting and Financial Reporting Information
• Strategic Analysis Tools

• Market, Financial, and Product Research and Modeling
• Reverse and Specialized Supply Chains
• Collaboration with Supply Chain Partners

• Supply Chain Design and Configuration
• Inventory, Technology, and Metrics Design
• Fulfillment Strategies Considering Market Requirements
• Product Design for New Products or Requirements
• Supply Chain Network Optimization

• Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
• Electronic Business Considerations
• Key Technology Applications
• Data Acquisition and Management

• Communication Considerations
• Project Management Considerations
• Project Management Process Groups

• Components of Demand Management
• Forecasting Demand
• Demand Prioritization
• Demand Management Functional Responsibilities and Interfaces

• Implementation of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
• Master Scheduling
• Controlling Priorities
• Capacity Management, Planning, and Control

• The Need for Inventory
• Aggregate and Item Inventory Management o Flow of Inventory
• Functions of Inventory o Inventory-Related Cost Categories
• Effects of Inventory on the Financial Statements
• Inventory Planning
• Inventory Control

• Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
• Make-Versus-Buy Analysis o Range of Buyer-Supplier Relationships o Developing Supply Plans
• Contracting
• Expediting

• Warehouse Management Introduction
• Warehousing Objectives and Considerations
• Warehouse Capacity Forecasting and Planning
• Materials-Handling
• Tradeoffs between Warehousing and Transportation Processes
• Logistics Introduction
• Logistics Objectives and Considerations
• Transportation Objectives and Considerations
• Transportation Capacity Forecasting and Planning
• Use of Logistics Service Providers
• Modes of Transportation and Considerations for Selection
• Expediting Processes
• Delivery Patterns

• Currency Considerations and Funds Flow
• Regulatory Requirements
• Trade Considerations

• Segmentation and Customer-Driven Marketing
• Market Segmentation
• Customer and Supplier Segmentation
• Segmentation by Other Supply Chain Partners

• Introduction to Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
• CRM Strategy
• Customer Selection or Segmentation
• Customer Relationship Types
• Performance Management
• Technology Usage

• Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
• Supplier Selection
• Supplier Relationship Types
• Performance Management
• Technology Usage

• Import/Export, Intellectual Property, and Licensing Compliance
• International Accounting, Tax, and Labor Laws

• Triple Bottom Line o The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative
• Other Sustainability Guidelines

• Standards, Accreditations, and Certifications
• Quality Accreditations and Certifications
• Environmental Accreditations and Certifications
• Social Accreditations and Certifications
• Safety Accreditations and Certifications

• Risk Management
• Risk Identification and Documentation
• Supply Chain Risk

• Qualitative Risk Analysis
• Quantitative Risk Analysis

• Risk Response Planning
• Preventive and Contingent Action Plans for the Supply Chain
• Business Continuity and Plan Implementation

• Security and Regulatory Concerns
• Risk Standards

• Supply Chain Strategy and Metrics Selection
• Customer-Focused Metrics
• Financial Metrics
• Operational Metrics

• Measuring and Communicating Performance
• SCOR Performance Measures
• Measuring Operational and Financial Performance
• Measuring Customer Service Levels

• Continuous Improvement
• Lean and Just-In-Time
• Other Continuous Improvement Philosophies
• Change Management

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