Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA)

The CSCA (Certified Supply Chain Analyst Designation) is designed to make you an analyst of the end-to-end supply chain. You will learn core concepts in supply chain management, strategy, design, compliance, implementation and operations. The CSCA program will teach you how to apply what you’ve learned about streamlining processes and improving efficiency to your organisation. A CSCA designation demonstrates your expertise.

The CSCA is specifically targeted at the young professional or those aspiring to move into a career in Supply Chain management. The CSCA is internationally certified and recognised.

The workshop will cover fundamental concepts, processes and tools to improve knowledge on supply chain management help better manage and improve their organizations’ supply chains and key process areas. This workshop will also include useful approaches to cleaning, analysing and deriving understanding from actual supply chain databases.

Workshop Overview

Part A: Understanding the Supply Chain

  • Overview
  • Strategy
  • Framework for discussion

Part B: Planning & Forecasting

  • Fundamental issues
  • Aggregate Planning
  • Role of inventory in the supply chain
  • Material Requirements Planning

Part C: Planning Inventory and Warehouse

  • Sourcing
  • Purchasing
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • Warehousing and Distribution

Part D: Optimisation of the Supply Chain

  • Sales order fulfilment
  • Lean & continuous Improvement Tools
  • Sustainability
  • Team dynamics

The workshop will cover fundamental concepts, processes and tools to improve knowledge on supply chain management help better manage and improve their organizations’ supply chains and key process areas. This workshop will also include useful approaches to cleaning, analysing and deriving understanding from actual supply chain databases.

Benefits & workshop outcomes

  1. Gain in-depth knowledge of effective logistics and supply chain management practices and use them to improve your own operations.
  2. Explore the key aspects of supply chain management and discover the opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness
  3. Use supply chain analysis and examination of current operations to adopt a suitable supply chain strategy
  4. Create competitive advantage and eliminate internal and external barriers to adopt a more flexible supply chain

Who should attend?

  • Anyone that comes into contact with customers or suppliers.
  • Anyone that impacts the flow of materials or information.
  • Those that will be part of improvement initiatives such as creating a lean supply chain or implementing an ERP system.

The CSCA certification workshop is ideal for people in the supply chain profession who are dedicated to understanding their profession, dedicated to improving their field and advancing their career.

Examples of careers:

Distributor, Analyst, Manufacturer, Logistics Engineer, Project Manager, Industrial Engineer, Post Sales Engineer, Warehouse Manager, Inventory Controller, Sales and Marketing Manager, Key Accounts Manager, Coordinator, Administrator, Planner, Operations Manager, Buyer, Procurement Specialist, etc.

Examination

You have a maximum of 45 days to prepare and write the examination after the workshop. Exams can be done either online via a proctor or you can attend a proctored exam. This will be discussed at the workshop.
Upon successful completion of the exam with a score of greater than 70% you will receive a CSCA certificate and may place CSCA in their professional title.

Industry certifications you can pursue after obtaining your CSCA designation, through SAPICS:

  • CPF: Certified Professional Forecaster
  • CPIM: Certified Production and Inventory Management
  • CSCP: Certified Supply Chain Professional
  • CDDP: Certified Demand Driven Planner

Certification Maintenance

Your credentials with the International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) makes you an industry expert. Therefore, ISCEA requires that all its certification holders participate in continuing education to keep up with ever changing global supply chain body of knowledge and practice.

You have invested time and money to obtain the ISCEA Credential. It is up to you to protect your investment by renewing your certification with ISCEA every three (3) years. The cost for renewal is US$50. For more detailed information please visit http://www.iscea.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64