Are you looking to get into the supply chain industry? Are you already a supply chain professional and looking to take your knowledge to the next level? As supply chain professionals, the certifications that are available are endless. Although certifications are beneficial, it can also be a double-edged sword. Searching for the right certifications can be a lengthy process, especially because you want to choose the one that will benefit your professional career the most. Whether you are just getting started in the industry or looking to enhance your skills, here are just a few certifications for you to consider.
SIG University- The Sourcing Industry Group also known as SIG has implemented a well-rounded education program called SIG University. SIG University offers four different certifications including, Certified Sourcing Professional, Certified Governance Professional, Certified Sourcing Executive and Certified Governance Expert.
FITT Certified International Trade Professional- The FITT Certified International Trade Professional (CITP®|FIBP®) designation is the world’s leading professional designation for global business practitioners. The CITP®|FIBP® stands as a symbol of competency and credibility for global business practitioners. It displays a thorough grasp of international trade processes, commitment to global trade, as well as a dedication to ethical business practices and ongoing professional development.
CIFFA Certificate/CIFFA Advanced Certificate- The CIFFA certificate is comprised of an International Transportation and Trade course, as well as an Essentials of Freight Forwarding course. This certification is perfect for individuals who are new to the industry. The CIFFA Advanced Certificate is geared more towards supply chain professionals who are looking to increase their knowledge in more complex supply chain situations. You will be required to take the Specialized Freight Services course and the Supply Chain Management and Marketing course.
Professional Logistician (P.Log)- This internationally recognized certification is offered by The Logistics Institute. This certification offers two different programs for individuals who are at different parts in their career. The leadership program is designed for senior level professionals to enhance business development and process management skills. The second program is the Process Management Program. This program is to assess competences in logistics at the professional and strategic levels of business importance.
CITT Certification of Logistics Professionals (CCLP)- This certification provided by CITT was rated as the industry’s most valued logistics designation/program in 2011. It is a case-based style course, where you will learn to create and maintain profitable supply chain logistics operations. This certification is ideal for shippers and carriers.