Supply Chain Management

Villanova University

Villanova University


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Who should attend

The CSCP designation is for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the field of 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; or
  • A candidate who has already achieved APICS CPIM certification or managers working in, consulting, or teaching supply chain functions; or
  • Employed in the field of supply chain management; or
  • Working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.

About the course

Expert Guidance for CSCP Exam Success, 100% Online

Establish yourself as a globally recognized supply chain expert by earning the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. Villanova's online course combines expert faculty instruction with the 2020 APICS CSCP Learning System, specifically designed for CSCP credential candidates. Expand your knowledge and practical approaches to global end-to-end supply chain that are critical for career success.

Commit to Your Career

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) 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.

Earning the CSCP credential makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving a high level of knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy.

Earning your credential will help you:

  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a supply chain expert.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate your long-term commitment to the supply chain profession.

Becoming a CSCP proves your supply chain management knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CSCP certification defines you as a supply chain expert and leader.


Module 1: Supply Chain Design

■ Considering inputs and objectives of supply chain management strategy ■ Recognizing and resolving misalignments and gaps ■ Accounting and financial reporting information, strategic analysis tools, and economic considerations ■ Designing the supply chain while understanding and working within business considerations ■ Designing fulfillment strategies and products for different markets and requirements ■ Understanding electronic business considerations and key technology applications ■ Understanding implementation tools including project management processes and communication

Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and Execution

■ Procuring and delivering goods and services using supply chain management ■ Using demand management, including demand forecasting and prioritization ■ Using master planning, master scheduling, and sales and operations planning (S&OP) ■ Managing, planning, and controlling inventory ■ Understanding the effects of inventory on financial statements and inventory-related cost categories ■ Managing supply based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis ■ Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships ■ Logistics, warehouse, and transportation management, forecasting, and planning ■ Making considerations for monetary, regulatory, and trade conditions ■ Segmentation of customer-focused marketing, customers, suppliers, and other partners ■ Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM) ■ Managing reverse logistics and waste

Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices

■ Standards, regulations, and sustainable best practices compliance ■ International standards and considerations for import/export, intellectual property, licensing, tax and accounting, and labor laws ■ Corporate social responsibility for sustainability, UN Global Compact, and GRI initiatives ■ Accreditations, certifications, and standards for quality, environment, social, and safety objectives ■ Identifying, assessing, classifying and responding to risks ■ Compliance, security, and regulatory concerns ■ Improving the supply chain through measuring and analyzing performance using supply chain metrics focused on customers, financial reports, and operational practices, and customer service ■ Utilizing continuous improvement and change management techniques and principles, including lean and just-in-time

Why Enroll in the Course?

  • Acquire the knowledge and understanding of the CSCP Exam Content Manual to help you prepare for the exam.
  • Discuss topics and share real-life experiences with peers from diverse backgrounds.
  • Take advantage of your employer’s tuition reimbursement program.
  • Learn from experienced supply chain practitioners and CSCP course instructors.
  • Earn 3.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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