Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
ASCM (APICS) / SAPICS
CSCP: The CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) programme is best suited to those professionals who whish to take their broader supply chain knowledge further, and to formalise that knowledge through international certification. The CSCP course focuses on the large building blocks of the supply chain – planning, sourcing, manufacturing, transport/distribution, reverse logistics, and the systems underpinning the execution of these disciplines, enabling the supply chain.
Overview of modules:
Module 1: Supply Chains, Demand Management, and Forecasting
Section A: Introduction to Supply Chains
Section B: Demand Analysis and Patterns
Section C: Demand Management
Section D: Forecasting
Section E: Supply and Demand Alignment
Module 2: Global Supply Chain Networks
Section A: Supply Chain Design and Optimization
Section B: End-to-End Connectivity and Visibility
Section C: Supply Chain Metrics and Reports
Module 3: Sourcing Products and Services
Section A: Aligning Sourcing to Demand
Section B: Category Strategy for Sourcing
Section C: Product Design Influence
Section D: Supplier Selection, Contracting, and Use
Module 4: Internal Operations and Inventory
Section A: Planning Operations
Section B: Capacity and Production Activity Control
Section C: Inventory
Section D: Performance and Continuous Improvement
Module 5: Forward and Reverse Logistics
Section A: Logistics and Distribution
Section B: Distribution Services and Transportation Choices
Section C: Trade Considerations
Section D: Reverse Flow
Module 6: Supply Chain Relationships
Section A: Customer Relationships
Section B: Supplier and Supply Chain Relationships
Module 7: Supply Chain Risk
Section A: Risk Management and Supply Chain Risks
Section B: Risk Analysis and Response
Module 8: Optimization, Sustainability, and Technology
Section A: Optimizing Supply Chain Strategy and Tactics
Section B: Sustainability
Section C: Technology Trends
KPI Cubed offers the CSCP programme as classroom based courses, self-study, or assisted self study. Assisted self-study allows for 1 contact hour per week with an experienced facilitator to discuss more challenging material, especially around the many formulae and calculations, and for guidance on exam preparation. Having a weekly session where the student has to be accountable helps keep the cadence and ensures a better chance of completing the material. Self-study can be very lonely and requires much self discipline, it is always easier to chill on the couch rather than study.
Face to Face:
Classes: 12 x 3 hour sessions: Saturdays from 10:00 – 13:00 , next intake 15 May 2022, Johannesburg.
A somewhat later Saturday morning start so you can first do your Park Run, go for a cycle or spin class, and time again in the afternoon to catch the game or have a braai.
Classes: 18 x 2 hour sessions: Wednesdays from 18:30 – 21:00 via Teams, next intake 2 June 2022
Time enough to fight the traffic or do meal prep before joining a class, with time enough to process what you learned afterwards. One Hour class, 30 min break for dinner and putting kids to bed, and then one more focused hour.
Supported Self Study:
Ongoing, every Tuesday from 19:30 to 20:30, join any time.
Group directed, group based discussion classes driven by learner questions and known areas of support requests.