Supply Chain Management

Why You Should Take This Program

The supply chain profession is advancing at an incredible pace. Are you keeping up?

Customers in today’s complex global marketplace expect high quality, low prices, fast turnaround, and on-time delivery. To successfully compete, organizations have improved supply chain management practices and as a result, well-trained, well-educated supply chain professionals are playing an increasingly important role in their organizations.

How You Benefit

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 faces--all on the cutting edge of new developments and concepts.

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Course Dates Location
Tuesday Evenings
September 10, 2013 - December 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Villanova University
Main Campus
Villanova, PA 19085

About the Program

The APICS CSCP program will equip you with the knowledge and skills demanded of supply chain leaders in all sectors of the worldwide economy, including service, manufacturing, and government.

Individuals will review designing a successful supply chain strategy; effectively managing supplier and customer relationships; recognizing how logistics, technology, and data can enhance performance; and how to seamlessly incorporate all processes to increase customer satisfaction and improve the organization’s bottom line.

To earn the APICS CSCP designation, candidates must meet eligibility requirements and pass the APICS CSCP exam. To help you get started, APICS has developed the APICS CSCP Learning System, a comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program. It combines print materials with online components to deliver a customized learning experience. This easy-to-use system is self-directed but can be combined with an instructor-led course if you prefer a classroom setting.

Upon completion of the course, candidates will receive a certificate for 3.9 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) from Villanova University.

Distinguish Yourself as a Supply Chain Expert

With the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program, you can take your career and organization in a new and exciting direction.  Shape your future, align your goals, and distinguish yourself from the competition.  In this challenging global marketplace, only the most well-trained, well-educated professionals will be sought after by employers and valued by organizations.  Join their ranks today by earning the APICS CSCP designation.

APICS CSCP Program Benefits

  • The APICS CSCP certification encompasses the entire global supply chain.
  • The APICS CSCP sets the standard for certification.  It is administered in 72 countries and preferred by leading companies worldwide.
  • Employers and recruiters seek APICS CSCP designees.
  • The APICS CSCP increases your professional value and secures your future.

By earning the APICS CSCP designation, you will demonstrate significant commitment to your profession  and your career, distinguish yourself as an industry expert, and excel with your newly acquired specialized knowledge.

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The APICS CSCP Learning System

The learning system is divided into three modules:

  • APICS Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
  • APICS Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance
  • APICS Implementation and Operations

Exam Eligibility Information

The APICS CSCP examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and education.  To Be eligible for the APICS CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience.
  • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience.
  • Five years of related business experience.

To find out more, learn about eligibility requirements, or try a free demo of the learning system, visit


NEW! Register for the APICS CSCP CBT Exam

Candidates must obtain eligibility at least two weeks before scheduling their APICS CSCP exam.

Testing date for the 2013 CSCP Computer Based Testing (CBT) is November 30, 2013 - January 11, 2014.  2013 Reservation Open October 10, 2013. 

For information, including application, applying for the CSCP exam eligibility, registration process, testing locations, and exam dates, visit

  • International Testing
    APICS has contracted with Certification Administrators to serve customers testing internationally.  Contact the Certification Administrator in your area (complete list at for current testing locations outside the United States, Mexico, and Canada. 


Lee Zimmerman, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Lee Zimmerman is currently in career transition.  She has most recently held the position of NORAM Material and Logistics Manager for Gemalto, a global supplier of smart and bank cards for financial services and identification systems, where she was responsible for the company's material planning, production scheduling, and traffic functions.  She has previously held the position of Director of Quality and Engineering for Rutt handcrafted Cabinetry.  Lee has over 20 years of progressive experience in several mid-sized companies in the Philadelphia area.  Throughout her career, she has worked in a variety of functions within operations management including: quality, engineering, purchasing, production control, shop supervision, warehousing and MRP installation.  Lee has an MBA from the Wharton School in Operations Management, and a BA from Case Western Reserve in Statistics.

An active board member and volunteer of the Philadelphia Area Network of APICS since 1985, Lee has held the position of President four times.  She has also been involved in teaching their Manufacturing Fundamentals and CPIM courses.  She currently holds certifications in CFPIM, CIRM, and was one of the first APICS members to become a CSCP.

Art Hudson, CPIM, CSCP
Throughout his career, Art Hudson has managed small and large-scale manufacturing and service operations.  Learning to compete in a world economy, Art has dedicated his efforts to Process Excellence, Business Process Improvement and work class response to customer needs.  He addressed these challenges by establishing quality initiatives, strategic and operational plans, handling organization change, improving productivity, and containing cost.  These companies include Mobil Oil Corporation and Tyco Electronics.  He is currently the President and co-owner of Rapid Circuits, a circuit board manufacturing company addressing the prototype and preproduction requirements of their customer base.  Art earned an engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a MBA from New York University.

Course Fee

$1950.00 - APICS members

$2050.00 - non members. 

Registration fees include APICS CSCP Learning System manuals, learning system online software, instructor handouts, and 39 hours of classroom instruction.

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