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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Proficiency examination program administered by the national offices of APICS.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: Variable, depending upon the individual's preparation needs.

Dates:

Version 1: March 2006 - January 2012. Version 2: February 2012 - June 2020. 

Objectives:

Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and analyze specific supply chain situations and integrate appropriate approaches, tools, techniques, and technologies, manage the alignment of supply chain processes and capabilities to promote and achieve strategic business goals; delineate organizational roles and infrastructures in the supply chain; manage materials, information and financial flows; cultivate positive intra- and inter-organizational relationships; and select and prioritize technologies to enable efficient. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and analyze specific supply chain situations and integrate appropriate approaches, tools, techniques, and technologies, manage the alignment of supply chain processes and capabilities to promote and achieve strategic business goals; delineate organizational roles and infrastructures in the supply chain; manage materials, information, and financial flows; cultivate positive intra- and inter-organizational relationships; select and prioritize technologies to enable efficient process management; and define and analyze coverage of sustainability, risk management, supply chain design considerations, globalization, and legal compliance.

Instruction:

Version 1: This is a four-hour, 175-item proficiency examination, covering the concepts, procedures, strategies, tools, and technologies applied to managing the end-to-end forward and backward flow of materials, information, and value in a supply chain as they relate to the following content areas: Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (SCM): explores the design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities in order to create net value by leveraging supply chain resources for enhanced global performance. Building a Competitive Infrastructure: examines the areas of demand planning, product design considerations, operations planning and control, and logistics to respond to changes in the global marketplace. Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships: focuses on the selection, development, and management of external organizational relationships. Using Information Technology (IT) to Enable Effective Supply Chain Management (SCM): examines the roles and uses of technologies and systems that enable enhanced performance of supply chain processes. Version 2: This is a four-hour, 175-item proficiency examination, covering the concepts, procedures, strategies, tools, and technologies applied to managing the end-to-end forward and backward flow of materials, information, and value in a supply chain as they relate to the following content areas: Supply Chain Management Fundamentals (SCM): explores the design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities in order to create net value by leveraging supply chain resources for enhanced global performance. Strategy, Design, and Compliance: explores the processes that support the organization's strategy, improvement of the sustainability of the organization and its trading partners, and compliance with applicable regulations and voluntary standards. Implementation and Operations: aligns the supply chain processes and capabilities with strategic business goals; defines organizational roles and infrastructures in the supply chain; defines and examines material, information and financial flows, intra - and interorganizational relationships; examines the roles and uses of technologies to enable effective process management.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing/Vendor Relationships, Production Planning and Inventory Management or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business (9/10). Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing/Vendor Relationships, Production Planning and Inventory Management or as an elective in Applied Industrial Engineering or Business OR in the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing/Vendor Relationships, Production Planning and Inventory Management, and Sustainability. NOTE: This is a proficiency-based exam without an internship. Students may apply for either undergraduate OR graduate degree credit  (2/12) (6/15 revalidation). 

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