About the Certificate
Supply chain management (SCM) is a $1.3 trillion industry and continues to grow. More than 11 million people are working in the supply chain field, yet a critical shortage remains. Research from the Supply Chain Talent Academic Initiative reveals that demand for supply chain professionals exceeds supply by a 6 to 1 ratio.
To address this talent shortage, Auburn's top-ranked SCM program is proud to offer a graduate certificate in Supply Chain Management Innovation. Our strategy-oriented program is designed to expand your understanding of supply chain tactics, tools, and techniques. Completion of the program will enhance your career mobility.
The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Innovation will help you:
- Understand the essential role of SCM in achieving manufacturing and service operations excellence
- Develop expertise in supply chain planning, sourcing, transformation, fulfillment, and technology
- Adopt a holistic perspective of a company’s supply chain strategy, understand how to evaluate its effectiveness, and make constructive adjustments to support the organizational mission and vision.
The program consists of four courses (12 hours) and an industry certification exam:
In addition to passing each of the four SCMI courses, candidates must pass the SCPro™ Bridge exam which covers the eight cornerstones of SCM. Upon completion of all requirements, you will earn the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management Innovation from Auburn University and you will achieve SCPro™ Level One Certification from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Previous industry experience in SCM is helpful, but not required to enroll. The SCMI program is appropriate for executives, consultants, thought leaders, military personnel, and co-enrolled masters students interested in making a career transition to supply chain consulting, planning and analytics, supply management, logistics, manufacturing, or service operations.
For more information about the certificate program, contact Dr. Glenn Richey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Graduate Programs Officer