Employers who support skills training and membership in professional associations see better employee retention rates and are viewed as employers of choice. Invest in your employees with membership in SCMA and reap the returns of motivated, strategic and well-connected supply chain managers.

TRAINING PROGRAMS · PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT · VALUABLE SCM RESOURCES DESIGNED TO PROVIDE ORGANIZATIONS WITH A COMPETITIVE EDGE.

Supply chains have evolved to become strategic sources of competitive advantage, helping organizations meet stakeholder expectations, enhance shareholder profit and deliver real and significant value to customers.

Strategic collaboration within and among organizations in a supply chain helps reduce costs, minimize inventory, enhance flexibility and improve a product or service’s delivery time.

No longer solely the domain of buyers and suppliers, supply chains are now discussed in boardrooms and corner offices.

MAKE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN WORK BETTER FOR YOU

Access to current best practices, practitioner-driven solutions and cutting-edge research helps drive the innovative supply chain leadership necessary for any enterprise seeking to add value for its stakeholders.

Have a supply chain dilemma you’ve been trying to solve? Certain you could be getting better value from your supply chain, but unsure how to do so? Through the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA), members and their employers can access the top minds in supply chain practice and research, and apply road-tested solutions to real-life issues.

SCMA also provides comprehensive programs for every career stage. From the tactical Supply  Management Training courses to the strategic Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, SCMA sets the national standard for excellence in the profession.

The SMT courses and the SCMP designation are supplemented by continuous professional development for every career stage, including an academic symposium, live and archived webinars, local meetings and events, regional conferences, an executive leadership forum, and the largest annual supply chain conference in the country.

Employers benefit by investing in employees with SCMA membership and training!

Your employees aren’t the only ones to benefit from their membership in SCMA; through them you gain access to valuable programs, discounts and knowledge banks, including:

  • Industry-driven education programs designed to meet business needs
  • In-house training and customization options
  • Highly skilled SCM leaders and employees
  • Commitment to SCMA Professional Code of Ethics
  • Access to cutting-edge research and international best practices
  • Valuable free or discounted supply chain tools and templates
  • Savings on education programs, events and other learning opportunities
  • Employee satisfaction and retention
  • National and regional job posting services for targeted recruiting

Why invest in an SCMP instead of an MBA?

SCMP PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATION VS. MBA ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS
Certifies essential knowledge and skills necessary to practice strategic supply chain management   Indicates a person completed a non-standardized course of study with no certification of competence in a particular trade or profession
There is a work experience and a knowledge requirement in order to earn the designation   No professional rules that graduates must abide by after graduation
SCMA regulates and is accountable for the professional behavior of its members through the Code of Ethics   Granted unconditionally after successful completion of studies
Continuous professional development requirements ensure currency in the field   No requirement to keep skills and knowledge current
Can be revoked at any time for misconduct