CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional


Duration: 48 hours

Location: HCMC

ABOUT APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society)

ABOUT APICS (American Production & Inventory Control Society)

Founded in 1957 in the United States, APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. 


The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain. From suppliers to the end customer, CSCP covers globalization, IT enablement and both supplier and customer relations. Learners will learn core concepts in supply chain management, strategy, design, compliance, and operations.


The CSCP certification goes where learners go and leads to recognition and respect for their abilities as a supply chain professional. Participants on average earn 27 percent more than their counterparts without an APICS certification. CSCP increases their knowledge and skills in the supply chain industry, helping them to stand out from peers, and boosting their confidence and become recognized as a global supply chain expert.



Supply chain professionals seeking to enhance knowledge and expertise

Professionals who work with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

Consultants who want to demonstrate expertise in supply chain management

Eligibility requirements for CSCP:

3 years of related business experience or

Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent* or

CPIM, CLTD or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

*APICS defines the international equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree as the level of study that would qualify an individual for a graduate program in the country where the undergraduate degree was earned.




This module addresses the fundamental concepts used for effective supply chain management and will provide the foundation for the APICS CSCP exam. It includes an overview of supply chain management concepts and the need to align resources with the strategy of the organization. Management and improvement of the supply chain are then addressed.

Chapter 1: Inputs To Supply Chain Strategy

Topic 1: Business Model
Topic 2: External Inputs to Supply Chain Strategy

Chapter 2: Supply Chains And Supply Chain Strategy

Topic 1: Supply chains and Supply Chain Management
Topic 2: Benefits of Strategic Supply Chain Management
Topic 3: Supply Chain Strategy: Value Proposition
Topic 4: Supply Chain Strategy: Core Capabilities
Topic 5: Supply Chain Strategy: Cost structure and Revenue Model
Topic 6: Supply chain Maturity

Chapter 3: Resolving Misalignments Or Gaps

Topic 1: Reasons Misalignments or Gaps Occur
Topic 2: Recognizing Misalignments or Gaps
Topic 3: Resolving Misalignments or Gaps

Chapter 1: Business Consideration

Topic 1: Market, Financial, and Product Research and Modeling
Topic 2: Reverse and Specialized Supply Chains
Topic 3: Collaboration with Supply Chain Partners

Chapter 2: Supply Chain Design

Topic 1: Supply Chain Design and Configuration
Topic 2: Inventory, Technology, and Metrics Design
Topic 3: Fulfillment Strategies Considering Market Requirements
Topic 4: Product Design for New Products or Requirements
Topic 5: Supply Chain Network Optimization

Chapter 3: Technology Design

Topic 1: Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
Topic 2: Electronic Business Considerations
Topic 3: Key Technology Applications
Topic 4: Data Acquisition and Management

Chapter 4: Implementation Tools: Communications and Projects

Topic 1: Communication Considerations
Topic 2: Project Management Considerations
Topic 3: Project Management Process Groups


This module addresses considerations in the design of a competitive supply chain, the processes that support the organization’s strategy, improvement of the sustainability of the organization and its trading partners, and compliance with applicable regulations.

Chapter 1: Demand Management

Topic 1: Components of Demand Management
Topic 2: Forecasting Demand
Topic 3: Demand Prioritization
Topic 4: Demand Management Functional Responsibilities and Interfaces

Chapter 2: Operations Planning and Control

Topic 1: Implementation of Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Topic 2: Master Scheduling
Topic 3: Controlling Priorities
Topic 4: Materials and Inventory
Topic 5: Capacity Management, Planning, and Control

Chapter 3: Inventory Management

Topic 1: The Need for Inventory
Topic 2: Aggregate and Item Inventory Management
Topic 3: Flow of Inventory
Topic 4: Functions of Inventory
Topic 5: Inventory-Related Cost Categories
Topic 6: Effects of Inventory on the Financial Statements
Topic 7: Inventory Planning
Topic 8: Inventory Control

Chapter 4: Supply Management

Topic 1: Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
Topic 2: Make-Versus-Buy Analysis
Topic 3: Range of Buyer-Supplier Relationships
Topic 4: Developing Supply Plans
Topic 5: Contracting
Topic 6: Expediting

Chapter 5: Warehousing, Logistics and Transportation

Topic 1: Warehouse Management Introduction
Topic 2: Warehousing Objectives and Considerations
Topic 3: Warehouse Capacity Forecasting and Planning
Topic 4: Materials-Handling
Topic 5: Tradeoffs between Warehousing and Transportation Processes

Topic 6: Logistics Introduction
Topic 7: Logistics Objectives and Considerations
Topic 8: Transportation Objectives and Considerations
Topic 9: Transportation Capacity Forecasting and Planning
Topic 10: Use of Logistics Service Providers
Topic 11: Modes of Transportation and Considerations for Selection
Topic 12: Expediting Processes
Topic 13: Delivery Pattern

Chapter 6: Monetary, Regulatory and Trade Considerations

Topic 1: Currency Considerations and Funds Flow
Topic 2: Regulatory Requirements
Topic 3: Trade Considerations

Chapter 1: Segmentation

Topic 1: Segmentation and Customer-Driven Marketing
Topic 2: Market Segmentation
Topic 3: Customer and Supplier Segmentation
Topic 4: Segmentation by Other Supply Chain Partners

Chapter 2: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

Topic 1: Introduction to Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Topic 2: CRM Strategy
Topic 3: Customer Selection or Segmentation
Topic 4: Customer Relationship Types
Topic 5: Performance Management
Topic 6: Technology Usage

Chapter 3: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

Topic 1: Introduction to Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Topic 2: Supplier Selection
Topic 3: Supplier Relationship Types
Topic 4: Performance Management
Topic 5: Technology Usage

Chapter 4: Linkages Between CRM and SRM

Topic 1: How Various Organizations Can Leverage CRM and SRM
Topic 2: Negotiation and Collaboration
Topic 3: Terms and Conditions
Topic 4: Contracts and Enforceability

Chapter 1: Reverse Logistics

Topic 1: Reverse Logistics Introduction
Topic 2: Strategy and Design for Reverse Logistics
Topic 3: Reverse Logistics Benefits and Costs

Chapter 2: Waste Considerations

Topic 1: Waste Hierarchy
Topic 2: Waste Exchange and Hazardous Waste


This module addresses managing and balancing supply and demand by measuring, analyzing, and improving supply chain processes. While the first two modules addressed basic concepts and strategies, this module provides methods, tools and best practices for implementing these strategies and for running supply chain operations.

Chapter 1: International Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Topic 1: Import/Export, Intellectual Property, and Licensing Compliance
Topic 2: International Accounting, Tax, and Labor Laws

Chapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility Considerations

Topic 1: Triple Bottom Line
Topic 2: The UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative
Topic 3: Other Sustainability Guidelines

Chapter 3: Social, Environmental, Safety, and Quality Accreditations and Certifications

Topic 1: Standards, Accreditations, and Certifications
Topic 2: Quality Accreditations and Certifications
Topic 3: Environmental Accreditations and Certifications
Topic 4: Social Accreditations and Certifications
Topic 5: Safety Accreditations and Certifications

Chapter 1: Risk Identification

Topic 1: Risk Management
Topic 2: Risk Identification and Documentation
Topic 3: Supply Chain Risk

Chapter 2: Risk Assessment And Classification

Topic 1: Qualitative Risk Analysis
Topic 2: Quantitative Risk Analysis

Chapter 3: Risk Response

Topic 1: Risk Response Planning
Topic 2: Preventive and Contingent Action Plans for the Supply Chain
Topic 3: Business Continuity and Plan Implementation

Chapter 4: Security, Regulatory, And Compliance Concerns

Topic 1: Security and Regulatory Concerns
Topic 2: Risk Standards

Chapter 1: Supply Chain Metrics

Topic 1: Supply Chain Strategy and Metrics Selection
Topic 2: Customer-Focused Metrics
Topic 3: Financial Metrics
Topic 4: Operational Metrics

Chapter 2: Measuring Performance and Customer Service

Topic 1: Measuring and Communicating Performance
Topic 2: SCOR Performance Measures
Topic 3: Measuring Operational and Financial Performance
Topic 4: Measuring Customer Service Levels

Chapter 3: Continuous Improvement and Change Management

Topic 1: Continuous Improvement
Topic 2: Lean and Just-In-Time
Topic 3: Other Continuous Improvement Philosophies
Topic 4: Change Management


Mr. John Marson

APICS Master Instructor for CSCP, CPIM, CLTD

Ms. Nguyen Nhu Ngoc

APICS Associate Instructor for CSCP, CPIM

Mr. John Marson

APICS Master Instructor for CSCP, CPIM, CLTD

Ms. Nguyen Nhu Ngoc

APICS Associate Instructor for CSCP, CPIM


Training language: English & Vietnamese 

Class organization: The program will be conducted by both Instructors with Mr. Marson training via Skype and Ms. Ngoc training in-class

Training materials: Documents and lessons developed by APICS and a team of supply chain subject matter experts with the latest version of the CSCP Exam Content Manual

Tuition Fee: 1.700USD (included the costs of Learning System and Workbooks, Slide booklet, Attendance Certification, Lunch included for all study days)


VILAS – Vietnam Logistics and Aviation School


11th Floor, Hai Au Building, 39B Truong Son Street, Ward 4, Tan Binh District, HCMC

Phone: 0934077677

Email: program@vilas.edu.vn

Register for more information:
To have more information about the courses please click on the link below and fill in your information. Our consulting team will contact you as soon as possible.

[All information provided will be used for the sole purpose of delivering the most suitable information to the customers]