A supply chain is a network of retailers, distributors, transporters, storage facilities and suppliers that participate in the sale, delivery and production of a particular product. The concept of supply chain often involves backward integration – acquiring ownership of one’s supply chain (in the hope of reducing supplier power and thus reducing input costs). The four major functional components are: – demand planning – manufacturing planning and scheduling – supply planning – transportation planning The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification is essential for professionals involved in the areas of supplier and customer relations, international trade, the use of information technology to enable the supply chain, and physical logistics. Candidates must pass a 4-hour exam in order to earn the CSCP designation. The major topics covered included: Supply Chain Management Fundamentals Building Competitive Operations, Planning, and Logistics Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management Officially, CPIM focuses primarily on manufacturing and provides an in-depth view of materials management, master scheduling, production planning, forecasting, and quality improvement within an organization, while CSCP takes a broader view to encompass all steps throughout the supply chain. In reality, the CSCP exam and the CPIM BSCM exam share a lot of common topics on SCM. This ExamFOCUS Study Notes build a solid focus while revisiting key examination topics relevant to the CSCP exam (and also to the first CPIM module – BSCM). Whether you are just starting to study, cramming at the last minute, or simply looking to refresh, this could prove to be a lifesaver! To succeed in the CSCP exam, you need to get yourself truly familiar with the most important information by going through sufficiently focused revision. This is where we fill the gap – you may think of our product as the unofficial supplement to the regular training class, or you may view it as a standalone module with a focus on building up your exam readiness. As an effective learning aid implemented in the format of study notes, the ExamFOCUS Study Notes package is designed to present information in an easy-to-understand, conversational format. Notes are well-written, technically accurate and completely representative of the key information covered by the exam.