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Supply Chain Management Careers:
There is a constant demand for qualified supply chain management (SCM) professionals. Whether you wish to work in purchasing, warehousing, distribution or other fields, you should ensure that any qualification you earn is accredited and recognised by industry professional bodies. SCM encompasses all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption. It may be defined as the management of a network of interconnected businesses involved in the provision of product and service packages required by the end customers in a supply chain.

Supply Chain Management Professional Bodies & Trade Associations:

Photo of Purchasing / Supply Chain Management CoursesThere are many professional industry bodies and trade associations for the field of supply chain management. The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the leading worldwide association of professionals in supply chain management.

APICS The Association for Operations Management is a leading global provider of education for supply chain and operations management professionals, including production, materials management, inventory, purchasing, and logistics.

The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. Founded in 1946, The American Society of Transportation & Logistics (ASTL) is a professional organization that aims to promote continuing education in the field of transportation and logistics.

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