Supply Chain Management Certification


  • Online study material to prepare for exam.
  • MSI Certification exam, completed online.
  • Mailing of certificate & transcripts once certified.

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:

  • Lean Supply Chain Collected Practices & Cases
  • Lean Supply Chain Planning

Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive:

  • 30 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.

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)™