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10 September - 17 October 2024

Online, International

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Instructor-led Certification Preparation ONLINE Course (September 10th - October 17th 2024)

About the CSCP:

This course is the best curriculum worldwide for professional training and certification in the field of Supply Chain Management. Developed by APICS (ASCM) – The Association for Operations Management. It consists of printed materials, Instructor led sessions and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provides a broad view of global end-to-end supply chain management. Each module will further empower you with an understanding of best practices, techniques, and technologies necessary to maximize your organization’s efficiency and impact the bottom line.

Dates, format, and schedule:

Eleven (11) sessions, each 3 hours (total 33 hours): On 10, 11, 17, 19, 24, 26 September and 01, 08, 10, 15, 17 October. Virtual Instructor-led Training. Each session delivered from 18:00 PM to 21:00 PM EEST time (17:00 PM - 20:00 PM Central European Time).

Minimum Number of Participants: 6

Maximum Number of Participants: 20

Location: Online training, Instructor-led

Time zones:

  • Sofia, Bulgaria; Bucharest, Romania; Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey (18:00 - 21:00)
  • Vienna, Austria; Budapest, Hungary; Berlin, Munich Germany; Belgrade, Serbia; Zagreb, Croatia; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Skopje, Macedonia; Prague, Czech Republic; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Paris, France; Madrid, Spain; Milan, Rome Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm, Sweden, Basel, Lausanne Switzerland (17:00 - 20:00)
  • London, UK; Dublin, Ireland, (16:00-19:00)
  • Riyadh, Jeddah Saudi Arabia (KSA) (18:00 - 20:00)
  • Abu Dhabi, Dubai United Arab Emirates (UAE) (19:00 - 21:00)
  • Seoul, South Korea (24:00-03:00)
  • Tokyo, Japan (24:00-03:00)
  • Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal Canada (11:00 – 14:00)
  • U.S.A. Eastern time – ET - (11:00 – 14:00); U.S.A. Central Time – CT- (10:00 – 13:00); U.S.A. MT (09:00-12:00); U.S.A. PT (8:00-12:00)

Method of Delivery: Virtual Classroom, Instructor-led.

During the training sessions, the instructor will share his screen and show the course presentation, while he delivers the training. You will be able to ask questions, solve cases, and interact with the other participants in the virtual classroom. You need to have a good Internet connection and a microphone.

Major Session Topics:

Module 1: Supply Chains, Demand Management, and Forecasting

  • Visualizing the supply chain entities, structures, and flows used to procure and deliver goods and services
  • Differentiating vertical versus horizontal integration and different levels of supply chain maturity
  • Using planning, communicating, influencing, and prioritizing steps in demand management, including market research and demand forecasting
  • Assessing portfolios and products using product portfolio management, the 4Ps of marketing, and product life-cycle management (PLM)
  • Using sales and operations planning (S&OP) to align supply with demand

Module 2: Global Supply Chain Networks

  • Designing the supply chain and configuring the supply chain network
  • Balancing efficiency with responsiveness while being resilient
  • Optimizing technology by matching requirements to various supply chain technologies and interfaces
  • Forming cross-functional and cross-organizational supply chain design teams
  • Safeguarding and maintaining cybersecurity, data privacy, and supply chain master data
  • Improving the supply chain by measuring and analyzing performance with supply chain metrics focused on customers, financial reports, operational practices, and customer service
  • Becoming familiar with accounting and financial reporting information and strategic analysis tools

Module 3: Sourcing Products and Services

  • Following a sourcing process to capture changes, such as for new products
  • Managing supply based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis
  • Developing a category strategy and sourcing categories
  • Doing spend and portfolio analyzes to right-size the supplier base
  • Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Influencing product designs to promote collaboration and requirements inclusiveness
  • Negotiating effective supply contracts/purchase orders and selecting proper payment terms

Module 4: Internal Operations and Inventory

  • Leveraging manufacturing planning and control including master planning, master scheduling, material requirements planning, distribution requirements planning, and various levels of capacity checks
  • Managing, planning, and controlling inventory to keep it at proper levels and replenish it efficiently
  • Understanding the effects of inventory on financial statements and inventory-related cost categories
  • Using quality and continuous improvement techniques and principles, including lean and just-in-time

Module 5: Forward and Reverse Logistics

  • Determining strategies for logistics, warehouse management, and transportation management
  • Complying with international standards and considerations for import/export, tax/tariff, and labor laws
  • Managing reverse logistics and waste

Module 6: Supply Chain Relationships

  • Segmenting customers, suppliers, and other partners
  • Using supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM) to develop, measure, and maintain relationships
  • Understanding the communication process and dimensions

Module 7: Supply Chain Risk

  • Identifying, assessing, classifying, and responding to supply chain risks in a cost-effective manner
  • Learning about common supply chain risks and how to make preventive and contingent action plans

Module 8: Optimization, Sustainability, and Technology

  • Considering inputs and objectives of organizational strategy and supply chain management strategy
  • Recognizing and resolving strategic misalignments and gaps
  • Building sustainable best practices and ensuring corporate social responsibility compliance
  • Embracing sustainability principles, standards, and reporting methods, including the UN Global Compact and GRI sustainability reporting standards
  • Assessing technology needs and learning about emerging technologies
  • Implementing changes using project management and change management

Who should attend:

  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants.
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in the Supply Chain Excellence.
  • Organizations that intend to expand their Supply and Distribution Chains both domestically and internationally.
  • Individuals who plan to take the APICS Certified Supply Chain certification exam.

All participants will get:

  • Internationally recognized APICS certificate for completion of the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) training.
  • Original APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional Participant Guides plus PowerPoint slides in digital form.
  • The APICS CSCP Learning System (includes access to the Online learning system components)
  • ASCM Membership with certification upgrade

Course price (includes CSCP Learning system Digital Edition*):

  • We offer the best price in Europe for this type of training
  • Save 300 Euro with Early Bird registration, paid until 31/07/2024 - 2,299 Euro +VAT when applicable.
  • Regular registration – 2,599 Euro +VAT when applicable, after July 31st 2024
  • Registration and payment deadline – 5th of September 2024

 The price includes all training materials in digital format and does not include the Exam.


Delivery of paper books is not included in the price. Paper books delivery is subject to additional cost. For the quote of the shipment cost a delivery address including the postcode, contact name and phone number is required.

Exam price:

  • Exam Bundle (Exam and Free Retake*) for ASCM (APICS) Member – 1125 Euro +VAT

Candidates will ONLY qualify for Retake when they schedule and take their first exam within one year of purchasing their valid Authorization to Test and fail the exam


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10 September - 17 October 2024

Online, International

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The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations.

Instructor Profile

Chester H. Frame

Chester H. Frame, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD, CPSM is an educator, trainer, seminar instructor and management consultant with experience in implementations and customer support for customers around the world. Chet is the founder and head of Border Business Consultants, a bilingual, international consulting and training firm focused on improving efficiency in materials, production management and processes through Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.


ASCM (APICS) is the world's leading association for supply chain management, providing education and certification programs.

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