APICS CSCP Sofia (25-27 March and 29-31 May 2019)

2,399.00  excl. VAT

Duration: 6 days;

Delivery dates: 25-27 March and 29-31 May 2019

Instructor: William F. Latham, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD;

Certificate: Yes, upon completion;

Location:  TBA.


This course is offered in partnership with Symix Bulgaria, an APICS Premier Channel Partner

Visit the Symix CSCP page for detailed info on the exam and the course

About this course:

This 6-day course is the best curriculum worldwide for professional training and certification in the fields of Supply Chain Management. Developed by APICS – The Association for Operations Management It consists of printed materials, Instructor led sessions and web-based study tools that reflect the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual (ECM) and provides a broad view of global end-to-end supply chain management. Each module will further empower you with an understanding of best practices, techniques and technologies necessary to maximize your organization’s efficiency and impact the bottom line.

This course is split into two sessions:

  • Session 1: 25-27 March 2019
  • Session 2: 29-31 May 2019

Who should attend:

  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants;
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in the Supply Chain Excellence;
  • Organizations that intend to expand their Supply and Distribution Chains both domestically and internationally;
  • Individuals who plan to take the APICS Certified Supply Chain certification exam.

All participants will get:

  • Internationally recognized APICS certificate for completion of the workshop Certified Supply Chain Professional;
  • Original APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional Participant Guides plus PowerPoint slides in printed form;
  • Access to the On-line learning system components;
  • Two coffee breaks and lunch per day.

Major Session Topics

Module 1

■ 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

■ Understanding electronic business considerations and key technology applications

■ Understanding implementation tools including project management processes and communication

Module 2

■ 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

Module 3

■ 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

■ Improving the supply chain through measuring and analyzing performance using 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

About the Instructor, William F. Latham


Bill is an APICS “Master instructor” CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD with extended international experience. His customer list includes organizations as Alcoa Fujicara, Intel, Aviat Aircraft, Boeing, Microsoft, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemans Medical, Eldec Crane Corp., Matsushita, Statek, Nike, Rockwell-Collins, Sony, Intermec and Starbucks Coffee.

Bill has more than 35 years experience as a supply chain professional, seminar instructor and ERP consultant. One of the authors of“Integrated Learning for ERP Success.” , “MRP and Beyond: A Toolbox for Integrating People and Systems ” and “ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain”.


Bill is Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) and Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) by APICS.