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APIC 1191 Supply Chain Professional Certification (CSCP)

School School of Business + Media
Program Elective to the Material Management Cert
Course Credits 3.5
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date January 05, 2021
End Date April 06, 2021
Total Hours 49
Total Weeks 14
Hours/Weeks 3.5
Delivery Type Lecture/Lab
CRN 78410

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Instructor Details

Name Roberta McPhail
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Location burnaby bc
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Course Description

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course provides the student with a comprehensive view to the CSCP learning system expands the student's knowledge and expertise in the supply chain management field. Topics of study include supplier and customer relations, international trade, physical logistics, and the use of information technology as a supply chain enabler. In addition, it helps the student prepare for the CSCP exam.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand how successful supply chain management adds value to your organization.
  • Learn how to develop a supply chain strategy that aligns with corporate strategy.
  • Understand natural dynamics within the supply chain to optimize performance and profitability.
  • Evaluate the process constraints and choices within global logistics.
  • Understand how customer data can improve service performance and increase value to suppliers and customers.
  • Understand the strategic importance of purchasing and supplier relationships.
  • Understand the innovative technologies enabling collaborative commerce and global visibility.
  • Use Certification Study Guides and on line Learning System for CSCP exam preparation.

Learning Resources

The Primary learning resources is a the CSCP study kit. This combines print materials and interactive web-based study tools delivering 1,100 pages of content and over 1,400 practice test questions. It can be implemented in two learning formats: self-directed and instructor-led. This allows you to choose the most effective learning style for you. The learning kit contains both print materials and a online learning portal. This combined with the class room led discussions provides the student with all the materials needed to prepare for the cscp exam.

The Web-based tools included in the CSCP on line Learning System will help students and instructors determine initial level of knowledge, create a study plan based on student’s individual needs, reinforce studies with practice tests, and track learning progress through progress reports. The Web-based portion of the course consists of the following components.

· Pre- and post-tests
These practice tests, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions each, cover content drawn from the entire system. After each question, students will be provided with immediate feedback, including the correct answer and the rationale for that answer. A running total of questions answered correctly is provided as students proceed through the test. The pre-test results will provide students with an indication of those areas that require the most attention. The post-test results will measure student progress following their completion of the course.

· Module-specific tests
Functioning similarly to the pre- and post-tests, the module-specific tests allow students to check their understanding and retention of materials within a given module. The questions include immediate feedback, answer rationales, and reference to the relevant sections in the text so students can review trouble areas.

See www.learncscp.com for more information

Course Goals

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course provides the student with a comprehensive view to the CSCP learning system expands the student's knowledge and expertise in the supply chain management field.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Final exam 40 50 multiple choice and and 4 pages of short answer
Case study presentation 20 10 min power point presentation
Online quizzes 30 weekly quizzes from the APICS online learning portal
Participation 10 active participation in class

Attendance Requirements

Course Specific Requirements

This courses is a prep program for writing the CSCP certification exam. This is not a entry level supply chain course. An suggested pre course would be APIC1161. Successful students will require many years of industry experience and/or a combination of academic acumen. In addition to classroom time students will require to spend 80-120 hours of additional study work.

To complete the CSCP certification an external certification exam is required. Exam eligibility is done via www.apics.org prior to taken the certification exam. There is an extra cost for this exam.

Find exam information here: https://apics-vancouver.org/EXAM_Purchase_Instructions

Prerequisites are:

  • 3 years of related business experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations

Other information

The APICS CSCP designation is for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the comprehensive end-to-end global supply chain management.

Personal Benefits

The APICS CSCP program will give you more credibility and recognition in your workplace. You can distinguish yourself by committing to continued education that will help you sharpen your skills. This program gives you the opportunity to master supply chain management and all its facets-all on the cutting edge of new developments and concepts.

The APICS CSCP will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company’s competitive position and profitability.

You can also earn APICS CPIM maintenance points for APICS CSCP participation. Depending on the course format, earn up to 40 professional development points towards APICS CPIM certification maintenance with a passing score on the APICS CSCP Learning System posttest. Earn another 20 points by passing the APICS CSCP certification exam.

Organizational Benefits

From day one, individuals can apply their knowledge to contribute to the solution of everyday work issues. Teams that pursue the APICS CSCP program will have a consistent foundation and structure, a common vocabulary and an understanding of the underlying information technologies to collaborate on cross-departmental business solutions. In turn, it will increase an individual’s contributions and overall team effectiveness.

To test drive the program and to learn more please go to www.learncscp.com

Statement for prior learning assessment

This is a advanced course in supply chain. It is highly recommended that the students have either 5 years of industry experiance and or a 4 years degree in business.

Course Schedule and Assignments

COURSE SCHEDULE AND PREREADING
ModuleSectionChapter
class 1Course Introduction and registrationCourse Introduction and registrationCourse Introduction and registration
class 2 Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection A: Develop the Supply Chain StrategyChapter 1: Inputs to Supply Chain Strategy
class 2 Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection A: Develop the Supply Chain StrategyChapter 2: Supply Chains and Supply Chain Strategy
Class 3 Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection A: Develop the Supply Chain StrategyChapter 3: Resolving Misalignments or Gaps
Class 3 Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection A: Develop the Supply Chain StrategyChapter 4: Tools and Techniques
Class 3 Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection B: Design the Supply ChainChapter 1: Business Considerations
Class4Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection B: Design the Supply ChainChapter 2: Supply Chain Design
Class 4-5Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection B: Design the Supply ChainChapter 3: Technology Design
Class 5Module 1: Supply Chain DesignSection B: Design the Supply ChainChapter 4: Implementation Tools: Communications and Projects
Class 6Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 1: Demand Management
Class 6-7Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 2: Operations Planning and Control
class 7Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 3: Inventory Management
Class 8Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 4: Supply Management
Class 8-9Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 5: Logistics
Class 9Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection A: Procure and Deliver Goods and ServicesChapter 6: Monetary, Regulatory, and Trade Considerations
Class 9Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection B: Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain PartnersChapter 1: Segmentation
Class 10Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection B: Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain PartnersChapter 2: Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Class 10Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection B: Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain PartnersChapter 3: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)
Class 10Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection B: Manage the Relationship with Supply Chain PartnersChapter 4: Linkages between CRM and SRM
Class 11Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection C: Manage Reverse LogisticsChapter 1: Reverse Logistics
Class 11Module 2: Supply Chain Planning and ExecutionSection C: Manage Reverse LogisticsChapter 2: Waste Considerations
Class 11Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection A: Comply with Standards, Regulations, and Sustainable Best PracticesChapter 1: International Standards and Regulatory Compliance
Class 11Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection A: Comply with Standards, Regulations, and Sustainable Best PracticesChapter 2: Corporate Social Responsibility Considerations
Class 11Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection A: Comply with Standards, Regulations, and Sustainable Best PracticesChapter 3: Social, Environmental, Safety, and Quality Accreditations and Certifications
Class 12Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection B: Manage Risk in the Supply ChainChapter 1: Risk Identification
Class 12Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection B: Manage Risk in the Supply ChainChapter 2: Risk Assessment and Classification
Class 12Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection B: Manage Risk in the Supply ChainChapter 3: Risk Response
Class 12Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection B: Manage Risk in the Supply ChainChapter 4: Security, Regulatory, and Compliance Concerns
Class 12Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection C: Measure, Analyze, and Improve the Supply ChainChapter 1: Supply Chain Metrics
Class 13Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection C: Measure, Analyze, and Improve the Supply ChainChapter 2: Measuring Performance and Customer Service
Class 13Module 3: Supply Chain Improvement and Best PracticesSection C: Measure, Analyze, and Improve the Supply ChainChapter 3: Continuous Improvement and Change Management
Class 14Final Exam and Course DebriefFinal Exam and Course DebriefFinal Exam and Course Debrief

Course topics

Module 1

Supply Chain Design

  • Considering inputs and objectives of supply chain management strategy
  • Recognizing and resolving misalignments and gaps
  • Accounting and financial reporting information, strategic analysis tools, and economic considerations
  • Designing the supply chain while understanding and working within business considerations
  • Designing fulfillment strategies and products for different markets and requirements
  • Identifying and managing market segments
  • Understanding electronic business considerations and key technology applications
  • Understanding implementation tools including project management processes communication

Module 2

Supply Chain Planning and Execution

  • Procuring and delivering goods and services using supply chain management
  • Using demand management, including demand forecasting and prioritization
  • Using master planning, master scheduling, and sales and operations planning (S&OP)
  • Managing, planning, and controlling inventory
  • Understanding the effects of inventory on financial statements and inventory-related cost categories
  • Managing supply in the supply chain based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis
  • Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Logistics and warehouse management, forecasting, and planning
  • Making considerations for trade, regulation, and currency funds flow
  • Segmentation of customer-driven marketing, customers, suppliers, and other partners
  • Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Managing reverse logistics and waste

Module 3

Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices

  • Standards, regulations, and sustainable best practices compliance
  • International standards and considerations for import/export, intellectual property, licensing, tax and accounting, and labor laws
  • Corporate social responsibility for sustainability, UN Global Compact, and GRI initiatives
  • Accreditations, certifications, and standards for quality, environmental, social, and safety
  • Identifying, assessing, classifying and responding to risks
  • Compliance, security, and regulatory concerns
  • Improving the supply chain through measuring performance and supply chain metrics focused on customers, financial reports, and operational practices, and customer service
  • Utilizing continuous improvement and change management techniques and principles, including lean and just-in-time as well as other continuous improvement philosophies

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at https://www.bcit.ca/about/administration/policies.shtml

Guidelines for School of Business + Media

Attempts:
Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts may not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.

Attendance:
Regular attendance in lectures and labs is seen as integral to student success, therefore, attendance in class is monitored. Unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for this course may result in the assignment of a failing grade. Attendance may be taken at any time during class. A student not present for attendance will be marked absent. A student who leaves class for a period of time deemed excessive by the instructor may be considered absent regardless of whether they are present when attendance is taken.

In case of illness or other unavoidable absence, students must communicate with the instructor, or the appropriate Program Head, as soon as possible (preferably in advance) indicating the reason for the absence. Students who are seeking accommodation for a medical absence must have a BCIT-approved medical certificate ). For other absences, students must be prepared to provide appropriate supporting documentation.

A student who has unexcused absences in excess of 10% of the time prescribed for the course by the Withdrawal Deadline is considered to have ‘Vanished’ and will be assigned a grade of ‘V’. In these cases, no further work will be graded.

These requirements are set out in accordance with BCIT Policy 5101 Student Regulations. More information regarding withdrawals from PTS courses is available at https://www.bcit.ca/pts/pts_withdrawals.shtml.

Approved

I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Roberta McPhail, Instructor
October 29, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Ron Wlock, Program Head
October 30, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Phil Ramer, Associate Dean
October 30, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.