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APICS Study Material

Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), USA - formerly known as APICS, USA offers three globally renowned certifications in the field of Supply Chain, Production, Inventory, Warehousing, Procurement, Transportation, Logistics and Distribution. The following are the certifications:

Supply Chain Management Professional Certification

Though there are several certifications in the market for Supply Chain, the leader is always Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) from APICS, USA. The leadership position of CSCP among the Supply Chain Certifications are coming from the following factors. 

Supply Chain Analyst

The position of Supply Chain Analyst is of recent origin in India. Today we find most of the supply chain analyst positions in automotive companies, consulting firms and eCommerce companies. There are two types of supply chain analyst positions. First type, the supply chain analyst will be responsible for the end-to-end supply chain. Second type, the supply chain analyst will be assigned a specific area of the supply chain or a specific project is assigned to him or her.

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MBA in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain is one of the fastest growing field. Even many industrial associations and governments predict that it is going to be the new IT or the sun rise industry for India. But at the same time we know that there is a great demand for the supply chain skill set and organisations are constantly struggling to build their supply chain capability. 

The question here is how to build the supply chain capability? There are two ways one is to pursue Certified Supply Chain

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CPIM

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification consists of two parts that is CPIM Part-1 and CPIM Part-2. One needs to complete both the parts to be certified in CPIM.

CPIM Part-1 covers Introduction to Supply Chain Management, Demand Management, Master Planning, Materials Requirement Planning, Capacity Management,

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CLTD

The Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certification from APICS, USA is an excellent body of knowledge that need to be mastered by any downstream supply chain professional. CLTD bring the global best practices and principles in an organised manner. One need to be a graduate or have 3 years of professional experience in supply chain to appear for the CLTD Examination.

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RoHS in Supply Chain

RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances

RoHS, also known as Directive 2002/95/EC, originated in the European Union on 2002 and restricts the use of six hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. All applicable products in the EU market since July 1, 2006 must pass RoHS compliance.

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WEEE Directive in Supply Chain

WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

The WEEE Directive is a legislation that in conjunction with RoHS, mandates for the collection, recovery and recycling of electronics, and component materials. The WEEE Directive was passed in the European Community (EC) in February 2003.

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Supply Chain Risk: Protect your Business with Risk Management

Supply Chain Risk is defined as the “Conclusions and campaign that have consequences that could negatively affect information or goes within a supply chain”. There was a survey conducted by APICS at its members and customers to analyze the practice of supply chain risk.

The practitioner surveyed to explore the current trends in supply chain and operation

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2012 Sales and Operations Planning: Exploring Real-World S&OP Practices in Supply Chain and Operations Management

The technique of developing the tactical plans that provide ability to the management to strategically explicit its business to achieve the competitive advantage on a regular basis by amalgamating client-centralized marketing ideas for new and existing commodities with the administration of the supply chain is said to be S& OP.

All the plans for the business (sales, marketing, development, manufacturing, sourcing and financial)

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