Certified International Supply Chain Professional

Certificate Program Duration: 5 days

Certificate Objectives:
• This certification program will test for an understanding of contemporary international logistics and supply chain management. The increasing integration of all functions of the firm requires that supply chain professionals must be aware of the impact that logistical decision-making has on other elements of the firm’s strategic goals and objectives. In addition, the current supply chain professional must have an awareness of the changes in and increased use of technology, emphasis on strategic planning, and supply chain integration as a competitive imperative.
• Candidates will be able to view a broader perspective of the importance of network design, the financial impact of logistical decision making, and the relationship development and management needed for effective 3rd party logistics partnerships.
• Candidates will be able to demenostrate the use of technology and information systems to provide the basis for firm- and supply chain-wide integration and cooperation is necessary for successful operations. The candidate will be aware of the implications for improving logistical operations, intra, and inter-firm coordination, and increasing customer value afforded by the use of appropriately designed and integrated information systems.
• Candidates will possess the knowledge and manifest skills and abilities in design and management of the firm’s inbound (materials management) and outbound (distribution) flow of physical goods and related information.
• Candidates will gain an integrative perspective on Supply Chain. And will be inlighted on the continues evolving of it.

Certificate outcomes:
 Employing procurement processes to align with organization’s strategy
 Assessing current purchasing functions in the organization
 Developing Supply Chain Relationship

Certifcate outline:

Module 1 Introduction to Supply Chain Management
o Definitions and basic terminology.
o Functions of supply chain management and logistics.
o Supply Chain concerns.
o Goals of Supply Chain.
o The marketing-Supply Chain relationship.
o Supply chain designs.
o Global supply chains and virtual supply chains.
o International trade agreements.
o Functions associated with supply chain management

Module 2: Leading the Supply Chain Organization
o Managing the Supply Chain Organization
o Planning Supply Chain strategy and objectives
o Developing Departmental Goals and Plans
o Formulating Operational Policies and Procedures
o Preparing Departmental reports
o Reporting to Audits
o Evaluating Purchasing Department Performance
o Administrating Departmental Budgets
o Working with Operational Forms

Module 2 Relationship Between Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
o Comparison of the types of transportation for domestic and international shipments.
o How to make routing decisions based on the goals of the firm.
o The different terms of sale/purchase.
o Purchasing management.
o Primarily from a domestic (generic) perspective.
o Purchasing is described as a subset of Supply Chain Management and Materials Management.
o The procurement processes
 Determining what to procure and when.
 Solicitation planning.
• Documenting product requirements and identifying potential sources.
• Obtaining quotations.
• Bids, offers, or proposals as appropriate.
 Source selection.
• Choosing from among potential suppliers.
 Methods of procurement and contract types.
 The contract administration.
• Managing the relationship with the supplier.
• Contract close-out.
o The special characteristics of international purchasing.
o Differenceis between International and Domestic purchasing.
o International contract law.
o Documentation, and payments.
o Supplier Relationship Management
o Creating and managing productive supplier relationships through alliances and partnerships
o Coordinating supplier activities relating to pricing and available supply
o Meeting with current and potential suppliers’ sales personnel
o Reviewing and answering supplier inquiries; handling protests and awarding appeals
o Formulating and managing a small/minority-owned supplier development program
o Representing your organization at meetings and events with all external groups

Module 3 Strategic Supply Chain Planning
o Developing Demand and forecast-based Supply Chain strategies
o Implementing Supply Chain strategies
o Forecasting Requirements
o Coordinating Forecasted Requirements with suppliers
o Performing Market analysis
o Forecasting Marketing Trends

Module 4 Production Planning and Scheduling
o The overall approach to producing goods and services.
o The various production-related decisions.
 Capital intensity.
 Process flexibility.
 Vertical integration.
 Customer involvement.
o The different production methodologies
 Project, mass, batch, and continuous production.
 Production planning and control methodologies.
 Material requirements planning (MRP).
 Manufacturing resource planning (MRPII).
 Just-in-time (JIT) systems.
o Production scheduling.
 When Labor, equipment, and facilities are needed.
o Disposal.
 Marketing opportunities.
 Product disposition is an increasingly important area for public policy.
 Practical implications that disposition has for managers.
 The differences between voluntary and involuntary disposition.
 The social, individual and situational factors that affect disposition choices.
 Understanding of how disposition provides key insights into consumption behavior.
 The problems related to site selection.
o “Green Logistics”
 why and how waste can be minimized in order to minimize the problem of “Reverse Logistics”.

Module 5 Inventory Management and Warehousing
o Establishing inventory strategies and reviewing inventory and stocking levels with internal departments
o Resolving inventory discrepancies
o Inventory management
o The fundamental purpose of maintaining inventory.
o Understanding of the benefits and costs of inventory
o Customer service and other functional costs in logistics
o Inventory performance measurement.
o Importance of coordinated flows of inventory through supply chains.
o The impact of effective inventory management upon the return on assets (ROA) for a company.
o Inventory management techniques
o Demand influence on replenishment model selection
o The strategic, operational and performance differences between PUSH and PULL inventory systems
o Shift from PUSH to PULL systems and reasons for the shift.
o Warehousing
o Modern purpose and function of warehouses.
o Warehousing activities.
o Warehousing strategies.
o Changes in the operational scope and capabilities of warehouses.
o Fundamental warehousing decisions.
o Warehousing and materials handling operations.
o The functionality and requirements of product packaging.

Module 6 Physical Distribution Management
o Understanding of the operational, financial and managerial aspects of the physical distribution of industrial goods.
o Physical Distribution Management.
 Order processing.
 Stock levels or inventory.
 Warehousing.
 Transportation.
 Marketing Channels.
o Outbound-to-customer logistics and supply chain management systems.
o The growing need for effective demand management.
o The types of forecasts that may be needed.
o Collaboration among trading partners and the overall forecasting and demand management process.
o The key steps in the order-fulfillment process.
o How effective order management can create value for a firm and its customers.
o The meaning of customer satisfaction.

Module 7 Supply Chain Structure and Productivity, Quality Management, Statistical Process (Quality) Control, E-Commerce (E-Logistics) and Third Party Logistics

o Relationship between supply chain strategy and the structure of the organization.
o The influence of organizational structure on supply chain performance
o Conducting relationships with other departments in the organization
o Providing support and leadership to cross-functional teams
o Managing changes to the organization’s Supply Chain management processes
o Developing and communicating Supply Chain management policies and providing training in procurement processes and methods
o Increasing the productivity of supply chain management
o E-commerce
o E-Logistics.
o The techniques needed to improve the efficiency of inventory investment
o The reconciliation of logistics needs with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
o The exploitation of cost and service opportunities provided by third-party logistics services
o The exploitation of opportunities in integrated package design.
o Support programs that will reduce the driver shortage.
o The reformation of public policy to improve productivity
o Focus of transportation policy on competition instead of protection.
o Reduction of trucking costs with safe, longer, and heavier highway vehicles.
o Maritime reform.
o Avoidance of railroad reregulation
o Quality Management
o The techniques of Statistical Process Control and Total Quality Management.

Certificate Target Participants
• Certification Applicants benefiting from this program include the following:
• 1) Students: Mainly junior students and undergraduates.
• 2) New purchasing, logistics, and supply chain management beginners
• 3) People who are contemplating a career in the purchasing field, logistics, or supply chain management profession(s).

CISCP Requirements
• Candidates must have an understanding of the basic elements of the logistics function. This includes the areas pertaining to the delivery of customer value, including the management of transportation, inventory flows, purchasing (both domestic and international), supply management, and warehouse management.
• The candidate must also have a firm grasp on the impact of decisions that have been made regarding each of these functions, on the total cost and operating effectiveness of the whole logistics system.

• A minimum of three years purchasing related experience or a degree from a recognized college plus two years of purchasing related experience.

• An examination is normally required and must be passed.

Exams Requirements:
To reach the exam point applicants should attend a professional purchasing two programs as follows;
1. Preparation for certified purchasing professional (CPP) & Exam: this course provides the best purchasing training for new experienced buyers or to prepare for CPP examination.
2. Business Ethics for buyers and seller.

Program Delivery Methods:
• Workshops
• Case studies
• Exercises
• projects