APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

What is APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification?

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain.

APICS CSCP designees gain the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers located around the world.

Supply Chain Operations Areas Most Suited for CSCP Designation

  • Supply chain design

  • Supplier management

  • Transportation

  • Supply chain management

  • Distribution channels

  • 3PL, 4PL

  • Customer management

What does APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) Designation/Program meant to you and your employer?


  • Master the knowledge most important to expert supply chain professionals as defined by the most current APICS Global Job Task Analysis

  • Expand your outlook on the supply chain field and bring new ideas to your workplace

  • Remain current with supply chain trends and developments

  • Stand out from other candidates in a job search

  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a supply chain expert

  • Demonstrate your long-term commitment to the supply chain profession

  • Makes you a more valuable asset to your organization

To YOUR Employer

  • Keeping your organization more competitive in today’s economy

Educational / Professional Prerequisites

  • 3 years of related business experience OR

  • Possess Bachelor’s degree OR

  • Possess APICS CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations and 0 years of related business experience


  • You need to sit for for 1 exam on CSCP

  • The CSCP exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions answered within 3.5 hours

  • You will receive your results immediately after completing the exams. With a passing score, start using your new CSCP credential to set yourself apart

Module 1: Supply Chains, Demand Management, and Forecasting

Section A: Introduction to Supply Chains

Topic 1: Supply Chain Models

Topic 2: Supply Chain Maturity and Complexity

Section B: Demand Analysis and Patterns

Topic 1: Demand Analysis

Topic 2: Demand Patterns

Section C: Demand Management

Topic 1: Demand Management

Topic 2: Influencing Demand

Section D: Forecasting

Topic 1: Forecasting Principles and Process

Topic 2: Forecasting Methods

Topic 3: Measures of Forecast Error

Section E: Supply and Demand Alignment

Topic 1: Supply and Demand Alignment

Topic 2: Sales and Operations Planning

Module 2: Global Supply Chain Networks

Section A: Supply Chain Design and Optimization

Topic 1: Supply Chain Design and Management

Topic 2: Business and IT Requirements

Topic 3: Technology Analysis and Optimization

Section B: End-to-End Connectivity and Visibility

Topic 1: Supply Chain Technology Applications

Topic 2: Connectivity, Visibility/Sharing, and Legal

Topic 3: Supply Chain Master Data

Section C: Supply Chain Metrics and Reports

Topic 1: Supply Chain Metrics, Reports, and SCOR

Topic 2: Financial and Operational Metrics and Reports

Module 3: Sourcing Products and Services

Section A: Aligning Sourcing to Demand

Topic 1: Make-Versus-Buy, Outsourcing, and Offshoring

Topic 2: Sourcing Requirements and Total Costs

Section B: Category Strategy for Sourcing

Topic 1: Supply Plans, Categories, and Segmentation

Topic 2: Supply Base Analysis and Right-Sizing

Section C: Product Design Influence

Topic 1: Product Design

Topic 2: Quality, Customization, and Sustainability

Section D: Supplier Selection, Contracting, and Use

Topic 1: Supplier Evaluation and Selection

Topic 2: Contracts

Topic 3: Purchase Orders

Module 4: Internal Operations and Inventory

Section A: Planning Operations

Topic 1: Planning Operations

Topic 2: Materials and Inventory

Section B: Capacity and Production Activity Control

Topic 1: Capacity

Topic 2: Production Activity Control

Section C: Inventory

Topic 1: Inventory

Topic 2: Replenishment Strategies

Topic 3: Traceability, Accuracy, and Disposition

Section D: Performance and Continuous Improvement

Topic 1: Operations, Inventory, and Financial Performance

Topic 2: Continuous Improvement

Topic 3: Quality Tools

Topic 4: Continuous Improvement Methods

Module 5: Forward and Reverse Logistics

Section A: Logistics and Distribution

Topic 1: Logistics

Topic 2: Warehousing and Materials-Handling Strategy

Topic 3: Transportation Strategy

Section B: Distribution Services and Transportation Choices

Topic 1: Distribution Services and Delivery Patterns

Topic 2: Transportation Mode and Carrier Selection

Section C: Trade Considerations

Topic 1: Legal, Security, and Regulatory Requirements

Topic 2: Import/Export Regulations and Documentation

Topic 3: Trade Zones and Blocs

Section D: Reverse Flow

Topic 1: Reverse Logistics

Topic 2: Waste

Module 6: Supply Chain Relationships

Section A: Customer Relationships

Topic 1: Customer Relationships and Segmentation

Topic 2: Customer Relationship Management

Topic 3: Customer Service Metrics and Performance

Section B: Supplier and Supply Chain Relationships

Topic 1: Supplier Relationships and Segmentation

Topic 2: Strategic Sourcing and Alliances

Topic 3: Supplier Performance

Topic 4: Supply Chain Relationship Management

Module 7: Supply Chain Risk

Section A: Risk Management and Supply Chain Risks

Topic 1: Risk Management

Topic 2: Risk Identification and Supply Chain Risks

Section B: Risk Analysis and Response

Topic 1: Risk Analysis

Topic 2: Risk Responses, Action Plans, and Business Continuity

Module 8: Optimization, Sustainability, and Technology

Section A: Optimizing Supply Chain Strategy and Tactics

Topic 1: Business and Supply Chain Strategy

Topic 2: Supply Chain Strategic Value and Optimization

Section B: Sustainability

Topic 1: Sustainable Supply Chains

Topic 2: Sustainability Guidelines and Standards

Section C: Technology Trends

Topic 1: Emerging Technology Trends

Topic 2: Technology Assessment and Implementation

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