Supply Chain Management is the management of interconnected businesses involved in providing goods or services to consumers. Lean supply chain management involves the finances, logistics, and delivery of products or services using lean principles and requires integrated behavior and cooperation among the chain’s firms to be successful.
Supply Chain Managers oversee all aspects of products or services as they move through the chain, from the manufacturer all the way to the consumer. Some organizations use sophisticated software to manager the flow of products while other organizations may simply use spreadsheets to track goods. In today’s competitive environment, having a trained manager who understands the complexities of product and information flow can be a benefit to that organization.
Globalization and the rapid rise of cross-boundary goods and services have made supply chain management more important than ever. Multi-national companies and just-in-time inventory practices mean that talented supply managers will always be in-demand.
The Lean Supply Chain Management Certification looks at lean supply chain principles and tests the students knowledge of supply chain fundamentals. This program includes all of the study material needed to prepare for the Supply Chain Management certification exam through MSI, plus the exam itself. It is completed 100% online and is a self-paced training program.
No, the Lean Supply Chain Management Certification training course includes all of the course work required to learn the system.
Certification exams through the Management and Strategy Institute are designed to test your fundamental understanding of a subject. The Lean Supply Chain Management Certification exam is an “open note” exam, meaning you may use any notes you’ve taken while studying. The exam is timed, so you will not be able to look up answers to questions while taking the test. You will not have access to the online study material while taking the exam and you may not stop the exam once it has begun. It is very important that you have a solid understanding of Supply Chain and Lean principles before attempting the exam.
The Lean Supply Chain Management Certification, by definition, is a high-level certification. It is designed to give you a solid understanding of most facets of supply chain management. This also includes an understanding of Lean processes, which are common in supply chain management. It does not require a project to complete. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of supply chain management the basic skills needed to function as a supply manager. All required training material is included with the cost of the exam. Many jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of the supply chain. For an example, click on this job search to see how many jobs mention the words: [Supply Chain].
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI offers digital books for those who would like to order additional materials to assist with their studies. These books are not required, but will help you prepare for the certification exam:
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Lean Supply Chain Management Certified (LSCMC)™