CISCP or the Certified International Supply Chain Professional

Certification program is aimed at introducing the fundamentals of supply chain management to candidates. One of the most preferred courses in supply chain training, the CISCP program is the world’s first professional supply chain certification. The course is accredited by the International Purchasing & Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA which is a premier global institute for supply chain management studies.

IPSCMI offers a wide range of supply chain courses out of which the CISCP – CISCM dual training program is one of the most in-demand Logistics training by professionals across the industry. CISCP is the first step of this training.

The primary goal of the CISCP program is to introduce students to international transportation and logistics ideas as they apply to international supply chain management.

The course extensively covers the fundamental concepts and principles like business logistics, supply chain management, and international regulatory standards that are needed to source and deliver the right product at the right place at the right time, and within the right budget.

Through the CISCP qualification, logistics and supply chain professionals learn new skills and innovations necessary to deal with modern Supply chain, logistics, procurement, warehouse management, shipping, production, and distribution methods.

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Module 1 :

Introduction to supply chain

  • Basic of supply chain management
  • Historical milestones in supply chain management
  • Evolution of supply chain management
  • Physical distribution and order fulfilment
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Goals and objectives of supply chain management
  • Major challenges in supply chain management

Module 2 :

Demand planning and forecasting

  • Forecasting as an integral part of planning
  • Dependent and independent demand systems
  • RP, MRP-II, ERP and Extended ERP
  • Demand patterns – random, trend and seasonality components
  • Qualitative forecasting techniques
  • Quantitative forecasting techniques
  • Accuracy of forecasting models

Module: 3

Inventory management

  • Fundamentals of inventory management
  • Types of inventory
  • Costs associated with inventory
  • Economic order quantity (EOQ)
  • Limitations of the EOQ approach
  • Selective inventory control techniques like ABC, VED, FSN etc.
  • Inventory costing techniques – FIFO, LIFO, Weighted average etc.

Module: 4

Managing uncertainties in supply chain

  • Uncertainties associated with inventory
  • Lead times – internal and external
  • Service level
  • Re-order level
  • Buffer stock
  • Replenishment systems – P system, Q system etc.
  • Improving inventory performance

Module: 5


  • Warehouse design and layout
  • Types of warehouses
  • Different roles of warehouse
  • Warehousing functions – receiving , storage and retrieval, packaging and shipping
  • Material handling equipment- unitization / palletization
  • Automation in warehousing – pickup-to-light, pick-to-put. Use of robots etc.
  • Distribution centres and cross docking
  • Strategic warehousing

Module : 6

Transportation in supply chain

  • The role of transportation in supply chain
  • Modes of transportation
  • The intermodal container
  • Packages carriers
  • Freight forwarding
  • Transportation cost optimization
  • Inventory aggregation

Module: 7


  • International trade
  • Role of the international chamber of commerce
  • Incoterms 2010
  • Understanding the connotation of each INCOTERM with respect to task, cost and risk ownerships
  • Multimodal versus sea/Inland waterway incoterms

Module : 8

Trade payments

  • International trade payments
  • Clean payments
  • Documentary payments
  • UCP 600 and letter of credit
  • LC opening and working cycles
  • Types of LC
  • Managing discrepancies of LC
  • Trade documents – Bill of exchange, commercial Invoice, bill of lading etc.

Program Director

Dr. Sathya Menon is a trailblazer in logistics and supply chain education in the Middle East. He has 25 years of experience (including consulting and training) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing. He has worked with various MNCs like Ericsson, Compaq and large conglomerates like Samtel, Al Futtaim helping them to expand their Supply Chain operations. He have trained more than 25,000 professionals in the field of Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain. Qualifications  

  • Qualifications  
    • PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • MBA in Supply Chain Management
    • MBA in Materials Management
    • FCIPS – Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS – UK)
    • FCILT– Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Logistics and Transportation (UK)
    • Executive Program in Artificial Intelligence – Future and Impact on Business Strategy – From MIT Sloan School of Management
    • Certified SAP Consultant for Supply Chain Management from SAP, Germany
    • FCMI from Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK
    • Certified Purchase Manager (CPM) from Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM) , USA
    • Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
    • Certified International Commercial Contracts Manager (CICCM) from from International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute (IPSCMI), USA
    • Certified International Professional Training Consultant (CIPTC) from American Certification Institute (ACI), USA
    • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) from American Purchasing Society (APS), USA
    • Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) from American Purchasing Society

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