About Supply Chain Management Certification Programs:

Introduction:

 According To Some Scholars, Skills/Competencies Of Supply Chain Professionals Are Technical Proficiency In  Some Discrete Areas, Such As, Familiarity With Logistics, Warehousing Equipments, Distribution Centers, Freight Issues Etc. Key Supply Chain Professional’s Skills /Competencies Include Global Orientation, Knowledge About Various Systems, And Leadership Issues. And Superior Business Skills.At The Minimum Level, They Should Have An Understanding Of Business Continuity Basics/Organization’s Business Continuity Approach And Strategy.

Roles/Responsibilities Of Supply Chain Professionals Include Alignment Of All Players Of The Ecosystem, To Enable Value Creation And Sustainable Competitive Advantage. These Roles May Differ From Company To Company, But Goals Are Generally Same. Positioning/Developing Supply Chains Are The Main Issue For All Companies.Among The roles are Internal /External logistics, Systems analysis, Sales forecasting, Quality management, Strategy development are the usual responsibilities of supply chain professionals. They should be aware of constant evolving nature of the supply chain process and goals.

Professional’s certification in Supply Chain Management is attainable by means of a certification examination, which is developed by a third party (usually a nonprofit certification authority).It guarantees a certain level of expertise on supply chain body of knowledge. APICS (the Association for Operations Management), ISCEA (the International Supply Chain Education Alliance) & IOSCM (Institute of Supply Chain Management) are such kind of authorities, who provide supply chain management certification.

Certified Supply Chain Professional or (CSCP) certification is provided by APICS; Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM) certification is provided by ISCEA; Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) [7]    is provided by  IOSCM.

Supply Chain topics emphasized in different SCM certification programs as mentioned below:
Awarding
Body
Institute
for Supply Management (ISM) Certified Professional in Supply Management
(CPSM)
The
Association for Operations Management (APICS) Certified Supply Chain
Professional (CSCP)
International
Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM)
International
Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA)
Institute
of Supply Chain Management (IOSCM)
Procurement issues
High
High
High
High
High
Strategic Sourcing policy
High
Low
High
Low
Low
Product Development
High
High
Low
Low
Low
Production & Lot Sizing
Low
Low
Low
Low
High
Quality issues
High
High
Low
Low
High
Lean Six Sigma issues
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Management of Inventory
High
High
High
High
High
Warehouse Management issues
Low
Low
Low
High
High
Network Design issues
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Transportation issues
Low
Low
High
High
High
Integrated Supply Chain Management
Low
High
High
High
High
Customer Service Management
Low
High
High
Low
High
Pricing issues
Low
Low
Yes
Yes
Low
Risk Management issues
High
Low
Low
Low
High
Project Management issues
High
Low
Yes
Low
High
People Management
High
Low
High
Low
High
Technology issues
Low
High
High
High
High
Theory of Constraints
Low
Low
High
High
Low
Operational Accounting issues
High
Low
High
Low
Low
ISCEA
SCM Conference

These certification programmes comprise of (a) part of the whole body of knowledge may come from college courses (b) acquired from a mix of on-the-job learning experiences, attending industry events, learning best practices (C) articles reading etc.[10]

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