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Supply Chain Professional Certification (CSCP) APIC 1191

Production and Inventory Control Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course covers concepts, strategies, processes, tools, and technologies applied to managing the end-to-end forward and backward flow of materials, information, and value in a supply chain. The subject matter is organized into eight content areas. These include: [1] Supply Chains, Demand Management, and Forecasting, [2] Global Supply Chain Networks, [3] Sourcing Products and Services, [4] Internal Operations and Inventory, [5] Forward and Reverse Logistics, [6] Supply Chain Relationships, [7] Supply Chain Risk, and [8] Optimization, Sustainability, and Technology. Topics of study include Demand Analysis, Data Privacy, Data Security, Supply Chain Master Data, Make-Versus-Buy, Outsourcing, Offshoring, Sourcing Requirements and Total Costs, Supply Base Analysis and Sizing, Supplier Evaluation and Selection, Purchase Orders, Inventory, Traceability, Accuracy, and Disposition, Distribution Services and Delivery Patterns, Supplier Performance, Supply Chain Strategic Value and Optimization, Sustainability Reporting and Standards, Emerging Technology Trends, and Technology Assessment and Implementation. In addition, it helps the student prepare for the CSCP exam. Your CSCP journey will begin with the CSCP Learning System. The CSCP Learning System is a comprehensive program that contains print and online reading materials, online practice tests and interactive study tools to ensure you're prepared for the CSCP exam.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of APIC 1191 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 78410


Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 09 (14 weeks)

  • 14 weeks
  • CRN 78410
  • Domestic fees $868.55
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 09 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 318

Roberta McPhail

Course outline


Domestic fees


Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. 1. Be advised this program is an advanced study in supply chain. This is not an entry level program. For those wishing to obtain their CSCP certification there are prerequisites and you must apply and be qualified to write the certification exam (administered externally). To check prerequisites and apply for eligibility to write the exam, go to: For those wishing to take this program for BCIT credit and do not want professional certification, it is highly recommended that you review the prerequisites as well to determine your ability to participate and successfully complete. 2. In addition to the BCIT tuition, you will need to purchase the APICS CSCP Learning System Kit ($1195), which includes books and a complete online learning portal. It is recommended to purchase your materials prior to course start as it can take up to 1 week for delivery. Course materials are required as quizzes/exercises in the learning system are part of a student's grade. Note Student Kits (Learning System) are not transferable due to electronic licensing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe fundamental concepts of supply chains and supply chain management.
  • Describe the importance of understanding the marketplace as it relates to the supply chain.
  • Show how IT fit in a comprehensive supply chain management system.
  • Indicate how the total cost of ownership can be used to justify investments in the supply chain.
  • Define logistics and explain its relationship to supply chain strategy.
  • Identify warehousing considerations of ownership, number, location, configuration, and support systems.
  • Explain the process and considerations in the exchange of currency between countries.
  • Explain the relationship between CRM, technology and establishing lifetime customers.
    • Indicate how corporate social responsibility plays a role in supplier selection.
    • Describe the roles of planners, buyers, and purchasing agents in the SRM model.
    • Describe the benefits of a well-organized reverse supply chain.
    • Understand the impact that differences in international, country, and local labor laws can have on global supply chains.
    • Explain three aspects of sustainability – economic, environmental, and social.
    • Describe the SCOR model and its use for improving supply chains.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Supply Chain Professional Certification (CSCP) (APIC 1191) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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