CSSCP EXAM
PREPARATION COURSE

TACTICAL FOCUS

The CSSCP (Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional) Program is a comprehensive education program that integrates sustainability into supply chain principles. In addition to the program material, the topics of the CSSCP are supplemented with real industry examples of sustainable supply chain in practice. These examples are initiatives, goals, or current programs that are being executed within diverse industries to move toward a circular supply chain. The CSSCP program is applicable to all global industries: transportation, agriculture, fashion, energy, etc. The CSSCP program educates employees and industry on ways to add sustainable practices to the existing supply chain or provide insight on how to rebuild current supply chain with sustainability in mind. The CSSCP Program aims to educate all professionals on how to maximize the success of the supply chain while protecting the future of the planet.  ISCEA CSSCP coursework delivers the understanding that sustainability and optimized supply chain are not mutually exclusive, but rather can complement each other. The CSSCP program supports some of the UN SDGs and can be used to educate those who are interested in pledging to the SDG Ambition goals.

COURSE 1
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS AND CIRCULARITY 

COURSE 1 - SECTION 1

FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN

1.1.1 Introduction to Sustainability
1.1.2 Approach Toward Sustainability
1.1.3 International Standards, Audit Frameworks
1.1.4 Actions for Companies, Corporate Success

COURSE 1 - SECTION 3

FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES - DRIVERS & OBSTACLES

1.3.1 Issues and Challenges
1.3.2 Macro Challenges
1.3.3 Business Issues
1.3.4 Micro Challenges
1.3.5 Industry Based Measures
1.3.6 Industry Leaders Challenges
1.3.7 Taking a Lead - Industry Success Story

COURSE 1 - SECTION 2

STRATEGY & SCOPE

1.2.1 Introduction
1.2.2 Priorities, Sustainability in Supply Chain
1.2.3 Importance of Sustainable Supply Chain
1.2.4 Making an Initial Assessment

COURSE 1 - SECTION 4

CIRCULAR SUPPLY CHAIN

1.4.1 Circular Economy
1.4.2 How to Implement Circular Economy Strategies
1.4.3 Circular Economy Business Cases

COURSE 2
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, SOURCING, AND PROCUREMENT

COURSE 2 - SECTION 1

INVENTORY

2.1.1: Role of Inventory
2.1.2: Cradle-to-Cradle Design Model
2.1.3: Business Case
2.1.4: Inventory Management

COURSE 2 - SECTION 3

MATERIAL PLANNING

2.3.1: Inventory Optimization
2.3.2: Forecasting
2.3.3: Sales & Operations Planning
2.3.4: Aggregate Planning & MRP

COURSE 2 - SECTION 2

BUSINESS PLANNING

2.2.1  Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC) Program
2.2.2  Implementation with the Sustainable Supply Chain (SSC) Scorecard
2.2.3  Strategy Model
2.2.4  Supply Chain Strategies
2.2.5  Integrated Cost Leadership/ Differentiation Strategy
2.2.6  Five Forces Model Analysis
2.2.7  Strategic Implications of the Five Competitive Forces
2.2.8  Sustainable Supply Chain Practices in Different Industries

COURSE 2 - SECTION 4

SOURCING & PURCHASING

2.4.1: Relevance of sustainability for Procurement
2.4.2: Achieving Environmental Impact
2.4.3: Improving Human Rights Standards
2.4.4: Sustainability as Integral Part of the Sourcing Process

COURSE 3
SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

COURSE 3 - SECTION 1

SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING

3.1.1: Sustainability in Manufacturing
3.1.2: Sustainable Manufacturing Goals
3.1.3: Life Cycle Assessment of Manufacturing Systems
3.1.4: Lean Vs Green Manufacturing Towards Sustainability
3.1.5: IR4.0 Technologies for Manufacturing Sustainability
3.1.6: Approaching Sustainable Manufacturing

COURSE 3 - SECTION 3

TRANSPORTATION

3.3.1: Defining the role of Transportation in Supply Chain
3.3.2: Modes of Transportation
3.3.3: Improvement Potentials
3.3.4: Impact to Sustainability and Trade-Offs

COURSE 3 - SECTION 2

WAREHOUSE & DISTRIBUTION

3.2.1: Sustainability and Logistics
3.2.2: Background to Logistics
3.2.3: Sustainable Logistics
3.2.4: Green Logistic Practices
3.2.5: Customer Awareness and Government Regulations

COURSE 3 - SECTION 4

ENABLING TOOLS

3.4.1: Data and Information Value
3.4.2: Emerging Technologies
3.4.3: Edge Analytics

Perfect Program For

All level supply chain or sustainability professionals.

​Organizations in need of a baseline integrating sustainability into their supply chain team.

​Individuals involved in sustainable supply chain improvement projects or systems implementation (eg. corporate responsibility, pledged UN SDG Ambition Goals).

​Proactive individuals looking to acquire relevant information on sustainable supply chain practices.

Course Includes

Level 1 Certification

24 classroom hours led by an experienced supply chain management expert.

Study guide with all slides and exercises.

4 hours program review.

 

Multiple choice exam (70% minimum pass mark)

About Course 

​​Pre-Requisites

None but basic supply chain knowledge recommended

Delivery Methodology 

Online & Face To Face

 

Course Language 

English, Spanish, German

Workshop & Exam Session Fee

US$ 1,600 & Optional Additional US$ 600 for Project

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

FOUNDATIONAL TOPICS

Modules 1-5

Modules 6-8

Modules 9-16

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35% - Questions

31% - Questions

34% - Questions

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ONLINE PROCTORED EXAM

PRACTICE EXAM

Duration

Questions

Examination

Passing Criteria 

Schedule 

30 Mins

25 - Multiple Choice

Online

None

Last Day of Workshop

ONLINE PROCTORED EXAM

FINAL EXAM

Duration

Questions

Examination

Passing Criteria 

Schedule 

180 Mins

150 - Multiple Choice

Online From USA

70%

Last Day of Workshop

OPTIONAL - LEVEL II: SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT (Optional)

 

In order to obtain the full CSSCP Certification the candidates must complete a sustainability project . Details about the project will be discussed during the workshop. The objective of the project is to allow the candidate to apply the classroom knowledge in real world simulation.

 

For the CSSCP Certification with a student status, ISCEA requires the students to complete an industry case study project. This exercise is an industry scenario based case study project that will require each student to put the knowledge acquired through this training to use. The student must write the case and also develop an ideal solution. Students can work on project with the university, not for profit or a company.

 

The project is due no later than 6 month of passing the CSSCP Exam. 3 member panel at ISCEA review the project.

ISCEA CONTINUING CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Your credentials with the ISCEA make 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.