CSCP Success Story - Value of Supply Chain Knowledge for All Professionals


Has your company considered cross-training various departments on supply chain?

At APICS Greater Detroit we are passionate about supporting supply chain professionals and their companies with globally recognized certifications and training. Many individuals and companies have benefited from a better overall understanding of supply chain principles and terminology.

Below is one such example summarized from a recent APICS Success Story where Finance Manager Kuban Chetty, CSCP, shares how CSCP training enabled him to be more effective in his role.

Why did you decide to pursue the APICS CSCP certification?

Despite being a Finance Manager by training, I always knew that a full understanding and appreciation of the total supply chain enables finance people to be more effective. As a finance professional, I acknowledge that in any discipline it is vital for a practitioner to be appropriately certified.

Certification is a badge of 'can do' - confirming full theoretical and practical understanding. Certification represents professionalism and 'hands of safety' - after all, like in any other profession, one prefers to be advised by a practitioner that has an internationally-renowned certification.

Therefore, if I was going to make any difference to the financials of our business, I needed to fully understand supply chain - not just from a practical perspective, but I also needed to garner more knowledge on supply chain principles and theory. Of course, the gold standard in supply chain is always an accreditation from APICS. I chose the CSCP as it is more strategically inclined.

What was your biggest takeaway from APICS CSCP training?

My biggest takeaway from the training was the litany of principles and calculation that I learned - which enabled me to implement productivity initiatives at work. These initiatives centered around total supply chain, incorporating planning and operations management.

How has an APICS certification impacted your career or organization?

The APICS CSCP certification has given me the confidence to run financial scenarios around total supply chain activities and has enabled me to use the 'lingo' with other supply chain professionals.

Have you implemented a supply chain or logistics initiative at your organization as a result of your APICS certification training?

I have implemented various productivity initiatives after obtaining my APICS certification. Most of these initiatives were focused on factory planning and highlighting capacity usages.

What are other benefits of APICS certification?

Besides giving me a sense of professionalism and insight, the CSCP certification makes me confident enough to cross over into supply chain. I truly appreciate my finance background, but the addition of a CSCP accreditation has made me more of a total business person. The CSCP has greatly boosted my prospects of landing a general management role.

This story and many more can be found at APICS/ASCM Certification Success Stories.

APICS Greater Detroit serves the local Supply Chain community by providing education and information needed to stay competitive and keep learning! We are offering a CSCP In-person and Virtual class (3/14). More information is below!

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