The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) Certifications
The academic partnership between the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management and the Association for Supply Chain Management offers the opportunity to attain APICS certifications. Our friends at Duquesne University will be offering and delivering the ASCM body of knowledge and certification exams for three areas:
CPIM (CERTIFIED IN PLANNING AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT)
CLTD(CERTIFIED IN LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISTRIBUTION).
These three areas have companion training programs that will be offered in-person, on-line or a hybrid model. Courses will be bundled with a class and voucher to take the exam. Membership in ASCM is required to take the courses and exams.
For companies and businesses, ASCM training gives your employees the tools, trainings, and technology you need to optimize your end-to-end global supply chain and lead your business into the marketplace of tomorrow. For individuals, those who report earning at least one ASCM certification have a median salary of $90,000, which is 27% higher than those without a designation. In addition, 21% of those with ASCM certifications and an undergraduate supply chain degree received a promotion in the last year. Respondents were asked to name essential leadership skills for successful supply chain professionals. For the second year in a row, communication, collaboration and critical thinking grabbed the top spots. In addition to instructor-led courses, Duquesne will also be offering ASCM’s Learning Management System of Principles on Demand in five areas: Distribution and Logistics, Manufacturing Management, Managing Operations, Inventory Management, and Operations Planning. These courses can be purchased by companies for their employees for an annual fee allowing access to 41 courses. Each course takes approximately three hours to complete on a flexible, self-paced schedule. Students can take as many of the 41 courses they wish for one flat price.