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APICS Certified in Transformation for Supply Chain (CTSC)

Are you ready to take your supply chain career to the next level? Become a certified transformation leader with the new CTSC credential!

Technical and digital transformation skills are among the top five critical skills to success as a supply chain professional. Earn the CTSC to demonstrate your expertise in supply chain strategy, prove your ability to lead a major transformation project from start to finish and set yourself apart from the competition—paving the way for new professional opportunities.

Interested in becoming a supply chain transformation leader? Fill out the form to access the CTSC exam content manual (ECM) to learn more.


Supply chain transformation can help your company achieve a competitive edge, improve your financial performance, and provide better customer service. It increases collaboration between different departments, suppliers, and partners, leading to better communication and alignment of business objectives throughout your supply chain.

The CTSC covers frameworks, strategies, processes, tools and technologies applied to managing an end-to-end supply chain transformation and leverages components of globally recognized industry standards, including the ASCM SCOR Digital Standard (DS), Enterprise Standards for Sustainability and the Digital Capabilities Model (DCM) to:

  • Identify risks and opportunities, and select the appropriate philosophies, frameworks, models, and approaches to effect transformation
  • Apply systems thinking to develop, analyze, verify, and validate concept alternatives for transformation
  • Manage skills, roles, responsibilities, and infrastructure needed for successful supply chain transformation
  • Identify tools and technologies to enable effective supply chain transformation
  • Identify and implement strategies for reinforcing and replicating improvements

CTSC Exam Content Manual 

The APICS CTSC Exam Content Manual provides an overview of the certification program, an outline of its body of knowledge, and references. The outline is divided into major topic areas, and the relative emphasis of each of the topics is indicated by a percentage figure. A list of key terminology for each area is included, along with illustrative sample questions. Use this to guide your exam preparation -- whether you study on your own, attend a class taught by an ASCM partner, or are a part of a corporate learning group.