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Any supply chain professionals on here? Been thinking about getting the CSCP under the assumption it would help with my job search but its expensive. Thoughts?
Calmer than you are
APICS or ISM. I have found the CPSM from ISM to be more widely sought after.
In the credentials war, if your competition has it and you don't, you lose.
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It looks great on a resume. If you have the time and money, it is worth it.
This post was edited by Keego Kid 18 months ago
Bump for the afternoon crowd
I'm poor and they're expensive. Basically looking to get certified in hopes that it would get me a new job that pays more, which would justify the cost. But there's no way I'm going to be able to do more than one in the immediate future.
In a moment of honesty Which is rare for me on this board I can tell you that I was In the group that beta tested The initial certification. I also know the guy that put the course together.
The course itself sucks but if you need certifications it might not be a bad idea.
I have some of the books. If you are really interested I'd be happy to give them to you
Are you talking about ISM or APICS?
Also, what do you do, because I thought you were a pilot
Get the APICS if you plan to be (or want to be) in Mfg and production based purchasing/planning/logistics career path. Get the CPSM (from ISM) if you have aspirations for more strategic sourcing related positions in any type of company.
I'm a pilot but that's not what I do full-time... I'm talking about the cscmp one
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I recently completed the APICS course and passed the test for the CSCP designation. In terms of completing the materials, studying and taking the test, I wouldn't say it's a 'walk in the park' but it's not impossible. I was fortunate to have my company pay for the materials, which I appreciate. As you said, it's not a cheap test.
As for the value of the CSCP, I'm still figuring that out myself, but I did attend the APICS national conference in Denver last week and had a great experience. Going beyond just the CSCP on a resume, I was really impressed with the network APICS had. I really had no idea when I signed up for the course, other than I was told by others it was a good thing to have. There were also a lot of companies in attendance and during the sessions, while some of it was obvious fluff, it was pretty apparent companies respect APICS. Caterpillar, I believe, recently paid for like 100 people to become CSCP/CPIM certified last year. I think Northrup Gruman also talked about requiring certain operations managers to be APICS certified to hold those positions, but don't quote me on that.
If you have any more specific questions, feel free to PM me. Again, I'm still new to it, but so far, it's been a good experience.
I require apics certification on all hot or not threads.
If you are a supply chain professional and went through the MSU program, you can answer interview questions. Just put APICS on your resume. They won't check. Hell, I bet they would have a damn hard time checking. In all honesty, these certifications are not worth the paper they are written on. Get a job and perform when you get it.
Yo dawg, I've only found 1 of 4 binders...you may be SOL...sorry bro
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