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Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate Program

DePaul's Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate Program takes a broad view of the critical facets of supply chain management by expanding beyond internal company operations to include the supplier, the company and the end consumer. In this 17-week program, you'll understand and manage the integration and coordination of activities within today's increasingly complicated supply chains. Completing the program will also prepare you for the Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exam.

Testimonials

"The quality of instruction and facilitation was excellent in this class. The instructors were very helpful and provided the opportunity for students to demonstrate their ‘real-life’ experiences in the professional setting. This class offered opportunities to interact with instructors as well as other students to explore ideas on logistics and supply chain. As a result, many complex concepts were discussed and made easy to understand. And, I was able to apply my newly gained knowledge at work to enhance my productivity. Thank you, DePaul."
-Muhammad Daniyal Rashid, Logistics Coordinator, Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc.


“I really enjoyed coming to class and listening to and sharing examples from “the real world” to make the material relatable. Engagement from the instructor and other classmates facilitated great discussion and brought the concepts from the text to life. I was able to apply several concepts at work and share them with co-workers to improve our own Supply Chain processes.”
-Rebecca Pike, Demand Planner, Morton Salt, Inc.

Who Should Attend

  • Logistics and supply chain professionals, managers and directors
  • Professionals responsible for consulting or teaching the supply chain function
  • Individuals working with Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems
  • Professionals preparing for the APICS CSCP certification exam

Benefits

  • Learn critical tools and techniques that you can use to manage global supply chain activities effectively, including supply, distribution and sales
  • Discover the latest developments in global procurement and logistics
  • Understand six sigma and how to apply it to your business to improve profitability
  • Gain the basics of effective project management
  • Acquire the skills you need to enable collaboration through best practices, common terminology and communication
  • Learn how to utilize Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) systems and other technologies to improve the effectiveness of the entire supply chain process
  • Increase your professional value and become more valuable to your organization
  • Be prepared to take the APICS CSCP exam

Professional Affiliations

DePaul's Supply Chain Management Certificate is offered through an agreement with The Association for Operations Management (APICS). The program uses the APICS CSCP Learning System, a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with interactive online tools to deliver a customized learning experience and prepare you for the APICS CSCP certification exam.

Completing this program does not automatically certify you as a CSCP. Please consult the APICS website and CSCP Eligibility Requirements for more information on the examination and certification criteria.

Topics/Syllabus

  • Supply chain strategy
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM) fundamentals
  • Continuous improvement- Lean Six Sigma
  • Building competitive operations, planning and logistics
  • Applying lean to logistics
  • Managing customer and supplier relationships
  • End-to-end supply chain
  • Outsourcing manufacturing and services
  • Using information technology to enable SCM
  • Supply chain execution
  • Project management for the supply chain

FAQ

What is the CSCP certification?
APICS created the CSCP certification specifically to meet the rapidly changing educational needs in the field of supply chain management. The CSCP designation is designed for professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of supply chain management, persons currently working in the field of supply chain management, professionals consulting or teaching supply chain functions and those individuals working with ERP systems.

What is the purpose of APICS CSCP certification?
Through extensive market research, APICS uncovered a major gap in professional certifications specifically addressing the educational needs of professionals working in the field of supply chain management. APICS has the body of knowledge, subject matter experts, infrastructure and leadership position to develop and market the CSCP certification. With the addition of the CSCP designation, APICS enhances its validation of the disciplines within operations management, specifically production, inventory, enterprise and supply chain management.

Do I need to purchase a textbook?
No. The CSCP Learning System, which consists of four print modules and additional online tools, is included in the price of the course.

Does this program qualify for financial assistance through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?

In order to find out if you qualify for financial assistance, you must first contact Workforce Development. As a certified program under the ILLINOIS workNet initiative, this program has been approved for workforce training grants for those who are eligible. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Please contact Workforce Development for more information.

For More Information, Contact:

Janie Rollinson

Email: jrollin1@depaul.edu
Phone: +1 312-362-5792


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