Do you want to pursue an advanced education in supply chain to complement your hands-on experience in the industry? There are many programs to choose from now, and it can be difficult to sift through the noise to find one that’s the right professional fit for you as a busy senior executive. Since Argentus is a specialty supply chain recruiter, our team works closely with clients and candidates on a daily basis to track the top skills and designations that stand out from the pack.
Here are our top three picks for 2015:
APICS, a leading international organization for supply chain and operations management, offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation. The CSCP programs is one of the most widely recognized designations in the world, boasting over 16,000 supply chain professionals since the early 2000s, with certified members in 80 countries across the globe. The CSCP education is highly sought after by today’s blue chip employers and the specialty recruiters who work with them to place candidates.
The SCMA hosts the popular and well-respected Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) certification, which provides an executive-focused education for senior supply chain people seeking professional development opportunities. The SCMP is internationally accredited with a strong strategic and big picture approach to leadership in the field. This designation allows you to master high-level knowledge about best practices in supply chain management and positions you effectively as an industry expert.
Newer to the certification game but offered by key industry player CSCMP, the Supply Chain Professional (SCPro) designation is a three level program equipping graduates with advanced insights across a broad array of industry essential skills, particularly the end-to-end functions of a globalized supply chain. The SCPro can also be completed in stages – a great option for those juggling certification and a full-time career.