The CSCP Body of Knowledge is made up of the following three domains:

Supply Chain Design

  • 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
  • Understanding electronic business considerations and key technology applications
  • Understanding implementation tools including project management processes and communication

Supply Chain Planning & 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 based on total cost of ownership and make-versus-buy analysis
  • Developing supply plans based on buyer-supplier relationships
  • Logistics, warehouse, and transportation management, forecasting, and planning
  • Making considerations for monetary, regulatory, and trade conditions
  • Segmentation of customer-focused marketing, customers, suppliers, and other partners
  • Fundamentals of supplier relationship management (SRM) and customer relationship management (CRM)
  • Managing reverse logistics and waste

Supply Chain Improvement & 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, environment, social, and safety objectives
  • Identifying, assessing, classifying, and responding to risks
  • Compliance, security, and regulatory concerns

CSCP Body of Knowledge