CSCP, Certified Supply Chain Professional
CSCP helps to establish the conceptual framework for the extended enterprise supply chain management (SCM). With this APICS Body of Knowledge, it is a coherent platform to educate and train up management and senior executives for …
May 8, 2008
CSCP, Certified Supply Chain Professional
April 29, 2008
Chevron Recognizes IACCM Professional Development Program
… in Scottsdale Arizona, Chevron Global Upstream and Gas (CGUG) presented a recognition award to the IACCM for its significant contribution to Learning and Professional Development of its Global Upstream Supply Chain Management team. …
April 27, 2008
New courses on IIMM platter
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
Those engaged in the supply chain management are now aiming to get certified by institutes of international repute, including World Trade Organisation (WTO) …
April 8, 2008
Building an Ethical Supply Chain
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal – Fairfield,NJ,USA
Supplier Ethics Management is the management of suppliers and supply relationships with strategies, programs, and metrics that better align supplier …
March 11, 2008
Supply management professionals from across the country have begun a Web-based master’s degree program offered by the University of San Diego and approved by Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Starting in February 2008, the ISM Approved Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM) is available to supply management professionals currently working in the field.
The program is offered online and requires 26 months for completion.
February 24, 2008
Failing to manage your company’s talent needs, says Wharton management professor Peter Cappelli, “is the equivalent of failing to manage your supply chain.” And yet the majority of employers have abysmal track records when it comes to the age-old problem of finding and retaining talent.
Supply chain managers “ask questions like, ‘Do we have the right parts in stock?’ ‘Do we know where to get these parts when we need them?’ and ‘Does it cost a lot of money to carry inventory?’ These questions are just as relevant to companies that are trying to manage their talent needs,” he says. In other words, the principles of supply chain management, with its emphasis on just-in-time manufacturing, can be applied to talent management.
February 14, 2008
From developing interns to training veterans, building the right procurement organization is a lot like managing a sports team
By David Hannon — Purchasing, 2/14/2008
“If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”
The words football coaching legend Bill Parcels used to sum up his reasons for leaving the New England Patriots after a dispute with management may also ring familiar to the average CPO today. With procurement’s value in the organization being recognized more and competition for top procurement talent at an all-time high, many leading-edge firms are taking a much more strategic approach to building their procurement “Dream Team.”
February 5, 2008
In an effort to save industry professional’s valuable time and resources, APICS The Association for Operations Management announced today a partnership with the American Society of Transportation & Logistics (AST&L). The agreement grants Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP) and professionals or fellows who are Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM/CFPIM) waivers for two of the six modules needed to obtain the AST&L’s Certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL).
CSCP certified professionals seeking their CTL are now able to bypass the Supply Chain Management (elective) module needed to obtain CTL certification. CPIM and CFPIM certified professionals are able to bypass the Logistics Management (required) module.
January 12, 2008
The first Supply Chain Management course will officially begin at UNB Saint John on January 10, 2008. The course has been developed jointly by Dr. Richard Cho and the J.D. Irving, Limited Purchasing Group. An estimated 20 students are expected to participate in the inaugural 4th year course, which will be offered once a year. In addition, students will be eligible for a $2500 prize to be awarded as part of a practical case competition dealing with a real business situation. Students will compete to provide the best supply chain solution for a particular business case based on a number of real variables.
January 4, 2008
Lots of people will tell you that well-oiled supply chain operations can bolster the bottom line. Ed Huller may be the first to suggest they can give the top line a boost as well.
It’s probably no surprise that the new chairman of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ board of directors considers supply chain management to be strategic. Or that he’s a tireless advocate for the profession. But Edward Huller’s views on what could be called the supply chain opportunity set him apart from crowd. Logistics and supply chain excellence represents more than an opportunity to improve the bottom line, he says. It offers a huge opportunity to enhance the top line—sales and revenue growth—as well.