APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

Help APICS shape the future of your profession!

APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, is in the process of updating the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification exam, and needs your help! In order to ensure that the latest version of this exam accurately reflects the duties performed by supply chain professionals around the world, APICS is interested in learning more about the nature and scope of your work activities, and how these activities fit within the larger context of your organization.

In order to assist with this important process, APICS invites you to participate in a job task analysis survey. This survey will ask you to rate a number of supply chain related tasks in two areas, frequency and importance. You will also be asked to rate a number of knowledge areas related to these tasks. Taken together, this information will be used to make any necessary content updates to the CSCP certification exam.

To show our appreciation, we are offering all respondents a chance to win an Apple iPad Air. To enter this drawing, simply provide your name and email address in the fields provided at the end of the survey. 


  • This survey is intended for professionals with at least one year of experience in supply chain, or a related field.
  • Approximate completion time: 15 minutes.
  • If you supervise someone who performs a task shown in the survey, please answer as though you were performing the task.
  • If you are not currently employed as a supply chain professional, or a professional in a related field, please answer based on your most recent supply chain (or related) position.
  • This survey is anonymous. However, if you wish to enter the drawing for an Apple iPad Air*, you must provide your name and email address in the fields provided at the end of the survey. APICS will keep this information private, and only use it to randomly select the drawing winner. It is not necessary to enter the drawing in order to complete the survey.  

*iPad Air Drawing Rules 
Participants completing the survey may enter to win by providing their name and email address in the provided fields.  

If you choose to provide your name and email address below you will become eligible to win an Apple iPad Air or equivalent prize. After the survey closes APICS will randomly select a name and email from names and email addresses provided in the survey. APICS will use the provided email to request information necessary to send the prize to the winner. If for any reason the prize winner is unable to provide APICS with shipping information, APICS will perform subsequent random selections until a qualified winner is drawn. Prize is nontransferable. Void where prohibited.  Prize winner may be subject to state, local, federal or national taxes where applicable. All decisions of APICS management with regard to rules, specifications, qualifiers, winners, and prizes, are final. APICS employees, employee families, and partners of APICS and their families are not eligible.

Please click here, or copy and paste this link in your browser: http://apics.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cwEVLeoKrvpYM7P, to take this survey.

Be assured that information collected will be used only for the purposes of better understanding and serving the needs of today’s supply chain professionals. If you have any questions regarding this survey, or if you are experiencing any technical difficulties, please email apicsresearch@apics.org.

Thank you for your time and participation in this important study!

Best Regards,

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE

Chief Executive Officer
APICS l APICS Foundation
8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60631