CSCP – Program Information

CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional

This certification was launched at the APICS International Conference in Kansas City in October 2005. Since that announcement and the first certification exam in March 2006 over 13000 professionals have successfully completed the education program, passed the certification exam and are now able to use the CSCP designation, one that is now widely known and respected throughout the supply chain field both in the USA and internationally with recipients in 77 countries.
The APICS CSCP program takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain—from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the knowledge necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of end-to-end supply chain activities to maximize a company’s value chain.

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Questions about APICS Education?

Contact Sheryl Holbrook at or by phone at 419 320 8021.

Interested in setting up a group certification class for your business, group, or school? Or looking to get certified for college credit? Contact us to discuss your requirements.

CSCP Modules

The APICS CSCP Learning System breaks the APICS CSCP body of knowledge into three modules.

MODULE 1 APICS Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

  • Broad concepts include primary processes, objectives, logistics, integration methods, and rewards
  • Alignment of supply chain with corporate strategies
  • Key considerations for planning, inventory control, and continued improvement
  • Identification and management of market segments
  • Demand forecasting and effective management techniques
  • Effective customer relationship management (CRM)

MODULE 2 Supply Chain Strategy, Design, and Compliance

  • Sustainability practices in design and operation
  • Measurement, responsiveness, operations, and communications
  • Risk, its sources, impacts, and mitigation methods
  • Globally dispersed supply and demand, and the effects on logistics
  • Factors influencing demand, including design, marketing, selling, and matching customer orders
  • Core Customer Relationship Management (CRM) concepts, including strategies, technologies, and implementation challenges
  • Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM), including strategies, improved source management, relevant technologies, and measurement
  • Inventory planning and control methods

MODULE 3 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, fulfillment, and capturing and communicating point-of-sale data
  • Tools and techniques to support continuous improvement

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CSCP Class Details

The Toledo Chapter offers classes for each module led by an APICS instructor certified to teach the classes.

Classes are usually held in the Toledo area, location is dependent on a number of factors and will be advised when classes are advertised.

The chapter can also provide in-house instruction if requested.

Classes are typically held on 5 Saturdays, duration is approximately 8 hours per day. These classes and the material provided by APICS are aimed at those who already have some understanding of supply chain management field.

Class Materials: Each module has an associated Participant Guide. Class members also receive 12 months access to the CSCP On-line Learning System.

It is also suggested that class participants obtain the APICS Dictionary (free to members) the dictionary provides definitions for terms used in the program and is based on the APICS Body of Knowledge. There is other recommended reading but all necessary material is contained in the participant guides.

Class Fees: Current fees will be listed on the class registration form.

Certification: Individuals wishing to achieve the APICS CSCP Certification must complete the Authorization to Test (ATT), then take and pass a test to become certified.

Computer Based Testing: Testing is provided by an external organization, PearsonVUE, at sites around the country and is offered in specific time windows.                           Testing is arranged directly with PearsonVUE. The nearest PearsonVUE sites to Toledo are Maumee, Ann Arbor (MI), Southfield (MI) and Fort Wayne (IN),

Information about the Authorization to Test and Computer Based Testing exams is available here

Information about testing is available here