6 Supply Chain Certifications to Help You Improve Operations and Planning

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Oct 6, 2020 | Cargo Blog
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By: Mackenzie Hill, JAXPORT

Supply chains are evolving as consumer expectations and global influences drive a new normal.

Now more than ever, logistics professionals are tasked with developing strategies that increase efficiencies, manage costs and deliver results.

To meet these expectations, consider studying and earning a supply chain certification. Here are six certifications that can help you optimize your network in today’s changing market:

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The CPIM designation sets you apart as an expert in operations. Earning your CPIM will teach you the skills to effectively manage a global supply chain and implement strategies to forecast, plan production and improve day-to-day operations.

Learn how to earn your CPIM.

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Develop your ability to streamline logistics with the CLTD program, which covers logistics strategy and planning, order and warehouse management, inventory and demand management, and more.  The certification serves professionals in a broad range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, and government.

Learn how to earn your CLTD.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

A CSCP designation prepares you to handle today’s evolving supply chain. Earning this certification will provide you with courses covering the extended supply chain, including topics like design, planning and execution as well as IT in the supply chain and customer relations.   

Learn how to earn a CSCP designation.

Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional Endorsement
(SCOR-P)

The SCOR-P Endorsement teaches techniques for managing and measuring the performance of a global supply chain. Based on the SCOR model, this program focuses on real-world techniques for evaluating supply chain effectiveness, helps establish benchmarks for success and techniques to increase supply chain performance.

Learn more about the SCOR-P Endorsement here.

Six Sigma Certification

Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques used to improve product processes, eliminate defects and guarantee quality. This certification is designed to equip you with the knowledge to help increase profits while decreasing costs, improve efficiency across your organization, and build customer satisfaction.

Learn more about Six Sigma and training.

SCPro™ Certification

Offered by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the SCPro Certification is a three-tiered program designed to assess your knowledge and skill across an integrated supply chain. To pursue this certification, a candidate must meet eligibility requirements of either a Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited university, or, four years of relevant supply chain management experience.

Find more information about the SCPro Certification here.

 

What certifications have you found to be helpful for supply chain planning and logistics?

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