Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course


  • In the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course, you will learn to optimize your supply chain operations through efficient design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objectives of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance.
  • Receive training from a management professional with 30+ years of experience.
  • Four ways to learn: public classwebinarself-study, or on-site training.
  • Public class and webinar limited to four students for maximum learning.
  • Certificate issued on completion.
  • Cost: Three-day class $1999.00.  Available Discounts.
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Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course Description

In the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course, you will learn to optimize your supply chain operations through efficient design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objectives of creating net value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance.

Put simply, the main objective of SCM training is to provide students with the knowledge to improve overall supply chain organizational performance and customer satisfaction by enhancing product and service delivery to the customer. 

The focus of supply change management is on cooperation and trust and the recognition that, properly managed, the whole can be greater than the sum of its parts. It is the management of upstream and downstream relationships with suppliers and customers to deliver superior customer value at less cost to the supply chain as a whole to achieve a more profitable outcome for all parties in the chain. The narrow self-interest of one party has to be set aside for the benefit of the chain as a whole.

Effective development and management of your supply chain network will cut your costs and enhance your customer value through supplier relationship management. Resulting in a sustainable source of advantage in today’s turbulent marketplace, where demand is difficult to predict, and supply chains need to be more flexible as a result.

The real competition today is not between companies, but between supply chains. The winning approach to supply chains is an integrated perspective that takes account of networks of relationships, sustainability, and product design, as well as the logistics of procurement, distribution, and fulfillment.

Supply Chain Management Training examines the tools, core processes, and initiatives that ensure businesses gain and maintain their competitive advantage. 

This class will benefit the supply chain manager as well as the logistics manager.


One of the first questions I ask our Warehouse Management students is, “Do you know your operating costs?”, and our Production Planning Management students, “Do you know the cost to produce one of your items?” After five years of training, I can count on one hand how many students were able to answer these questions, which immediately tells me their company does not utilize cost accounting. 

The reason students are unable to answer the question is their company only has what is called management and financial accounting in place. Management accounting focuses on historical and estimated data management needs to conduct ongoing operations and do long-range planning. The purpose of management accounting is to accumulate financial information for use in making economic decisions. 

Financial accounting focuses on gathering historical financial information to be used in preparing financial statements that meet the needs of investors, creditors, and other external users of financial information. The statements include a balance sheet, income statement, retained earnings statement, and statement of cash flows. Although these financial statements are useful to management as well as to external users, additional reports, schedules, and analyses are required for management’s use in planning and controlling operations. 

Management and financial accounting focus on the company’s operations as a whole and cannot provide the detail necessary to accurately determine product costs and pricing. At best all they can do is provide averages. In addition, cost accounting provides the detailed cost information management needs to control current operations and plan for the future. Management uses this information to decide how to allocate resources to the most efficient and profitable areas of the business. 

Cost accounting enables management to properly allocate costs such as raw materials, labor, and other factory resources to the products actually using then instead averaging them over all products. Without cost accounting, expenses such as major investments in physical assets, developing the workforce, depreciation, taxes, insurance, utilities, machine maintenance and repair, materials handling, production setup, production scheduling selling and administrative expenses are usually lumped together to create an overhead rate which is added to a product as an overhead markup. The true cost of a product is never determined which means the company is charging too much for some products and not enough for others.

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course Outline

Module One: Logistics, the Supply Chain,    and Competitive Strategy

Supply chain management is a wider concept than logistics
Competitive advantage
The supply chain becomes the value chain
The mission of logistics management
The supply chain and competitive performance
The changing competitive environment

Module Two: Logistics and Customer  Value

The marketing and logistics interface
Delivering customer value
What is customer service?
The impact of out-of-stock
Customer service and customer retention
Market-driven supply chains
Defining customer service objectives
Setting customer service priorities
Setting service standards

Module Three: Measuring Logistics Costs  and Performance

Logistics and the bottom line
Logistics and shareholder value
Logistics cost analysis
The concept of total cost analysis
Principles of logistics costing
Customer profitability analysis
Direct product profitability
Cost drivers and activity-based costing

Module Four: Matching Supply and  Demand

The lead-time gap
Improving the visibility of demand
The supply chain fulcrum
Forecast for capacity, execute against demand
Demand management and planning
Collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment

Module Five: Creating the Responsive  Supply Chain

Product push versus demand pull
The Japanese philosophy
The foundations of agility
A route map to responsiveness

Module Six: Strategic Lead-Time  Management

Time-based competition
Lead-time concepts
Logistics pipeline management

Module Seven: The Synchronous Supply  Chain

The extended enterprise and the virtual supply chain
The role of information in the virtual supply chain
Laying the foundations for synchronization
Quick response logistics
Production strategies for quick response
Logistics systems dynamics

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Module Eight: Complexity and the Supply Chain

The sources of supply chain complexity
The cost of complexity
Product design and supply chain complexity
Mastering complexity

Module Nine: Managing the Global  Pipeline

The trend towards globalization in the supply chain
Gaining visibility in the global pipeline
Organizing for global logistics
Thinking global, acting local
The future of global sourcing

Module Ten: Managing Risk in the Supply  Chain

Why are supply chains more vulnerable?
Understanding the supply chain risk profile
Managing supply chain risk
Achieving supply chain resilience

Module Eleven: The Era of Network  Competition

The new organizational paradigm
Collaboration in the supply chain
Managing the supply chain as a network
Seven major business transformations
The implications for tomorrow’s logistics managers
Supply chain orchestration
From 3PL to 4PL

Module Twelve: Overcoming the Barriers To Supply Chain Integration

Creating the logistics vision
The problems with conventional organizations
Developing the logistics organization
Logistics as the vehicle for change

Module Thirteen: Creating a Sustainable  Supply Chain

The triple bottom line
Greenhouse gases and the supply chain
Reducing the transport-intensity of supply chains
Peak oil
Beyond the carbon footprint
Reduce, reuse, recycle
The impact of congestion

Module Fourteen: The Supply Chain of the Future

Emerging mega-trends
Shifting centers of gravity
The multi-channel revolution
Seeking structural flexibility
2020 vision

What Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course Students Are Saying...

Most Recent Student Evaluations:

(The training manual was) chalk full of information, and breaks down information clearly. Exercises/homework allow for independent learning to gain understanding on topics of discussion. (The instructor has) so much knowledge! I was never told, "I don't know that: or, "I don't know the answer to that question." The application of past experiences helped me understand the concepts better.

D. S.
Company: Almco Steel Products Corporation

Supply Chain Management (SCM) Certification Training Course Public Class and Webinar Schedule

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., July 15 – 17, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., August 5 – 7, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., August 12 – 14, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., September 9 – 11, 2020 Full
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., October 14 – 16, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., November 11 – 13, 2020
Wed., Thurs., and Fri., December 9 – 11, 2020

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Each Student Receives:

  • student manual or textbook for use during and after the class.
  • Instruction from an experienced business professional (minimum of 30 years) with at least five years in a corporate senior management position (CEO, President, COO, Vice President, CFO).
  • Real life exercises to support training materials.
  • Individual attention (classes are limited to four students).
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion

Overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?

If you are experiencing problems with any of the following, we can help:

  • unprecedented growth
  • supply chain issues
  • cash management issues
  • introduction of new technologies
  • development of a company mission statement or S&OP
  • poor customer service
  • poor internal training development
  • declining or stagnant sales
  • high employee turn-over
  • no accountability for managers

Our account managers can work with you to improve the performance of your workforce in two ways:

  1. Our account managers can help you put together a comprehensive employee training program proven to be one of the best returns on investment there is.
  2. A business consultant to provide expert advice in a particular area such as management and leadership, accountancy, human resources, customer service, finance, or supply chain management. 

Start to improve your bottom line today by contacting your account manager by email at or call us 24/7 888-632-2093.