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The American Certified Professional in Procurement Management (ACSCM)® - for Managers and Experienced Professionals

Why is it different?

The American Certified Supply Chain Manager (ACSCM)® certification shows future employers that you have the practical knowledge, insights, and professional expertise to understand how logistics and integrated supply chain can contribute to firm competitiveness. This certification explores ability to conceptualize, design, and implement supply chains aligned with product, market, and customer characteristics. Business competition is now between supply networks rather than individual corporations. .

Why go for ACSCM® Certification?

ACSCM® certification helps managers or experienced professionals acquire skills and expertise of a Supply Chain specialist.

The ACSCM® certification exam assumes that you have a close working relationship with the Supply Chain process.

The certification tests for managerial ability in administration of the flow of products, information, and revenue across supply chains, which differentiates the ability of supply networks to fulfill customer needs

About the exam

ACSCM® examination tests your managerial capabilities in logistics, digital coordination for supply chain integration, inventory management, risk pooling, procurement, product and process design, and international supply chain management, including logistics, digital coordination of decisions and resources, inventory and risk management, procurement and supply contracting, product and process design, and revenue management. The objective is to evaluate how to:

  1. Align supply chain integration strategy with the uncertainty conditions of supply and demand.
  2. Optimally position the push-pull boundary to leverage economies of scale and economies of scope.
  3. Evaluate distribution strategies to balance responsiveness and efficiency.
  4. Evaluate strategic alliances for logistics and retailer-supplier relationships, such as vendor managed inventory.
  5. Design implementation processes for partnerships, such as vendor managed inventory, that involve information sharing and shared governance of processes and infrastructure.
  6. Evaluate outsourcing decisions by applying the buy-make framework.
  7. Design e-procurement strategies for a firm’s procurement portfolio of products and services.
  8. Evaluate how the logistics process can be constrained by product design, and the implications of constraint reduction on logistics performance and market responsiveness.

The ACSCM® certification examination is the overall assessment of the understanding of the framework for SCM that requires cross-functional integration of key business processes within the firm and across the network of firms that comprise the supply chain

What Skills Will You Learn?


Comprehend E-Procurement strategies and designs to drive cost savings and reliability by consolidating the supply base. Also learn to optimize spending by reducing maverick purchases and seize discounts by combining orders and purchasing in volume


Comprehend risk pooling reduces variability by aggregating demand across customer locations thereby reducing safety stock and inventory across the enterprise.


Comprehend the strategic revenue management and understand how to distinguish between two segments and design their pricing to make one segment pay more than the other. Or how to control the demand so that the lower price segment does not use the complete asset that is available.


Comprehend three major building blocks of logistics networks: transportation, warehousing, and inventory.


Comprehend how to mitigate against supply chain disruptions, which comprise of major breakdowns of supply, inventory and schedules and delays. This may even include operational risks such as failures or breakdowns of operations, changes in technology, variations in demand and security risks such as theft, counterfeiting, terrorism, piracy and infrastructure breakdowns.


Comprehend how to integrate, connect and control the entire distribution network through software platform and be able to collect and analyze supply chain data using the latest technology

Who would benefit from ACSCM® Certification?

  • Managers, experienced professionals or graduate students in the Supply Chain.
  • Experienced Professionals working in fields that require a broad understanding of Supply Chain
  • Marketing, sales and operations staff in Supply Chain.

Why would you benefit from ACSCM® Certification?

Supply Chain Management jobs are expected to grow much faster than average (41%), adding 4.1m new jobs over the 10-year period 2020-2030. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Become part of the industry leaders embracing sustainability to drive new value for their businesses or companies.

Exam Codes

Exam (ACPP®) - AC-US01

Launch Date

January 2, 2020

Exam Details

The ACPP® examination focuses on the knowledge and skills required to identify and explain the basics of procurement management plan, formal process of obtaining goods and services, E-Procurement Process, Strategic Sourcing, Technology tools for Procurement and ethics and social responsibility in procurement management

Number of Questions

Maximum of 100 questions per exam

Type of Questions

Multiple choice

Length of Test

120 Minutes

Passing Score

600 (on a scale of 1000)

Recommended Experience

No prior experience necessary





Testing Provider 

Affiliate Partners Testing Centers
Online Testing


$399.99 USD 

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