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Top 5 Supply Chain Certifications


Posted on November 12th, by analyst in Research & Analysis. No Comments

The Supply Chain Industry is on a roll and thanks to global trade, one cannot imagine the flow of goods, products or services without sourcing, procurement, purchase, operations, logistics and delivery. All these put together comprise what we call The Supply Chain. At any given point in time, in most of the countries across the world, there are plenty of jobs in the Supply Chain Industry starting with an entry level Purchase Executive to a high level Strategic Sourcing Consultant. Not to mention about the other areas within Supply Chain such as the logistics, warehousing, inventory management, order management and spend management. The list just goes on. Here we take a look on what makes the Certified Individuals stand out from their peers. First of all do these certifications add value to your Curriculum Vitae (CV)? Which Certifications do employers consider when having to sift through piles of CVs to shortlist the ones they are looking for?

Top 5 Supply Chain Certifications

Top 5 Supply Chain Certifications

 

To understand which Certifications employers preferred,  we conducted a survey comprising of over 2358 respondents that included Human Resource (HR) Heads, HR Managers, HR Executives and HR Consulting Firms. The Respondents included a mix of large fortune 500 companies, mid-size firms and start-up enterprises as well.

The Results are of the survey and findings are tabulated below:

Institute Certifications Offered Delivery Structure Fee Pricing starts from Global Recognition Employer Preference Employer          Rating      (on a scale of 1 – 10)                            
International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) Certified Supply Chain Associate (CSCA) E-learning comprising of Lectures from Industry Honchos + online exam. It include web based interactive learning as well as Instructor led
$500 High High 9.5
Certified Supply Chain Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Procurement Professional (CPP)

The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
 APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
Web based Interactive learning or Instructor Led Study + online exam
 $1388   Medium   Medium  9
 
 APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
 APICS Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM)
 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)  SCProc  Online Interactive Learning + Online exam  $2334  Low  Low  4

Institute for Supply Management (ISM
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) Study Guide + Online exam $700 Medium Medium 6
Certified Supply Management (CSM)
Certified Purchaing Manager (CPM)
Accredited Purchasing Practioner (APP)
International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Conducts only Workshops $1200 Medium Medium 5
Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM)
Supply Chain Education Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Online learning $1000 Low Low 3
Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
 Next Level Purchasing Association  Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM)  Online Classes  $1150 – $2000  Medium  Medium  8

 

 ”Which Certifications do employers consider when having to sift through piles of CVs to shortlist the ones they are looking for?”

Top 5 Certifications in Supply Chain:

Name Institute
Certified Supply Chain Associate (CSCA)  International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR)
Certified Supply Chain Specialist (CSCS)
Certified Procurement Professional (CPP)
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) The Association for Operations Management (APICS)
Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) Next Level Purchasing Association

 

Brand Recall of Institutes offering Supply Chain Certifications:

Institute Overall Rating on a scale of 1 – 10
International Institute for Procurement and Market Research (IIPMR) 9.5
The Association for Operations Management (APICS) 9
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 3
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) 4
International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) 2
Supply Chain Education 2

 





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