The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new industry educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.
From the manufacturing to the service industry, regardless of whether a company is serving business or consumer markets or is for profit or not-for-profit, the increasingly important role of supply chain management is affecting all organizations. Customers already expect good quality at low prices, and speed of delivery is becoming more important. As a result, effective supply chain management has become essential to successfully compete in today's global marketplace.
The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain-from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer-and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company's value chain.
Benefits of the CSCP Program After earning your CSCP designation, you will:
Learn to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation
Discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory, productivity, and bottom-line profitability
Understand how to manage the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced costs and increase efficiencies and customer service
Gain the knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage worldwide supply chain activities
Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition
Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased earnings.
Who should pursue the CSCP education and designation? The CSCP program is for professionals in operations and supply chain management. This designation is ideal for you if you are:
Interested in more depth of knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier and customer relations, international trade, the use of information technology to enable the supply chain, and physical logistics
A professional who is consulting or teaching supply chain functions
Working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.
The CSCP program will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company's competitive position and profitability.
CSCP Domains The CSCP body of knowledge is made up of the following four domains:
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals
Building Competitive Operations, Planning, and Logistics
Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships
Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management
CSCP Exam Preparation To help prepare you for the CSCP exam, APICS has developed the CSCP Learning System. Based on the CSCP body of knowledge, the learning system is a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a customized learning experience.
To earn the APICS CSCP designation, candidates must pass one comprehensive four-hour exam.
Becoming a CSCP Candidate The CSCP examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education. To be eligible for the CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience
CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience
Five years of related business experience.
Individuals must submit an application documenting their eligibility to take the APICS CSCP exam. The APICS CSCP Eligibility Application for the March exam is open.
CSCP Testing Domestic CSCP testing; information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CSCP exams administered in North America.