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SCPro™ Certification, Online Supply Chain Training & LINCS Program at CSCMP

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The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the preeminent worldwide professional association of Supply Chain Management professionals. The CSCMP is a non-profit association that provides leadership in the development, design and improvement in occupations that deal with logistics and management of supply chains. CSCMP exists to provide opportunities for supply chain professionals to communicate in order to develop and improve their supply chain management skills; identify and conduct research which adds to the knowledge base of supply chain theory and practice; and create awareness of the significance of supply chain to business and to the economy.

CSCMP’s leadership role has been in providing unbiased and neutral professional education to individuals and corporations for over 40 years. This expertise is supported by the ability to provide world-class instructors from the ranks of the over 9,000 global members and from longstanding relationships with leading practitioners and the education community.

You can learn the latest supply chain trends and solutions when you attend CSCMP events. Choose from a variety of conferences, workshops, and seminars that focus on strategy, processes, fundamentals, and supply chain best practices. In addition, CSCMP event faculty is the best in the business. You will learn from supply chain experts who have had hands on experience with some of the most successful companies in the world.

Certification & Training Programs

Certification Program

  • SCPro™ Certification: The SCPro™ certification program is a career development opportunity for supply chain professionals. Developed by industry experts in partnership with CSCMP, SCPro™ is a three-tiered certification program that assesses progressive knowledge, skills and abilities across supply chain activities. Candidates preparing for each level of the SCPro™ certification deepen their supply chain management knowledge, skills and abilities. Once earned, professionals must keep the certification current by fully meeting certification renewal requirements every three years.
  • SCPro™ Level One: Cornerstones of Supply Chain Management assesses knowledge of eight elements of supply chain management through an exam comprised of multiple-choice questions.
  • SCPro™ Level Two: Analysis and Application of Supply Chain Challenges assesses ability to apply supply chain knowledge through a case study-based exam.
  • SCPro™ Level Three: Initiation of Supply Chain Transformation assesses ability to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities through completion of a well-defined project in a real-world setting. Successful completion of the project demonstrates the gamut of supply chain management skills needed to positively impact an organization.

Online Courses

  • Quick Course: Designed by carefully selected faculty for entry to mid-level professionals. Each course is an instructional web-based video running between 45 minutes to 75 minutes. Each Quick Course qualifies for 1 SCPro™ continuing education unit (CEU).
  • Supply Chain Management Essentials (SCME): Supply Chain Management Essentials (SCME) is an innovative online course that covers the fundamentals of supply chain management. SCME provides insight into supply chain planning, processes, and global operations via discussion, animation, and industry video clips.

LINCS Program

  • LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, Coordinating Supplies): LINCS is a national supply chain management education and certification program. The LINCS mission is to develop a set of eight supply chain management (SCM) certifications that will increase the skill level of adults desiring employment. The program is administered by a consortium of 9 colleges and 3 universities led by a national team from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Consortium members include: Broward College, Columbus State Community College, Essex County College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Harper College, Long Beach City College, San Jacinto College, St. Petersburg College, Union County College, Georgia Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


  • SCM Definition: Supply chain management encompasses the planning and management of all activities involved in sourcing and procurement, conversion, and all logistics management activities. Importantly, it also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third party service providers, and customers. In essence, supply chain management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.
  • CSCMP History: CSCMP was originally founded as the National Council of Physical Distribution Management (NCPDM) in January 1963. NCPDM was formed by a visionary group of educators, consultants, and managers who envisioned the integration of transportation, warehousing, and inventory as the future of the discipline. At that time, physical distribution was just beginning to edge its way into the corporate lexicon and make its considerable presence felt in the business community. In 1985, recognizing the growing field of logistics, the association’s focus broadened as it changed its name to the Council of Logistics Management (CLM). It stayed that way until 2004 when CLM’s Executive Committee voted to become CSCMP, effective in 2005.