Plagiarism is the act of submitting material that is in whole, or in substantial part, someone else's work as one's own. Candidates are expected to acknowledge the sources of ideas and expressions they use in essays, reports, assignments, etc.

Plagiarism Policy (PDF, 181.55 KB)

Plagiarism may be unintentional—a result of failure to properly cite sources of information due to poor work habits, as opposed to intentionally unethical behaviour. Nevertheless, the offense should be recognized and appropriate measures should be taken to prevent recurrence.

SCMP™ candidates are expected to cite, at a minimum, the author, the title of the publication and the year of the publication. This includes the use of case material in presenting their response to a case.

The following excerpt is from the Harvard business school:

You should cite all direct quotations, paraphrased factual statements and borrowed ideas. The only items you don’t need to cite are facts that are common knowledge, such as the year of the first U.S. stock market crash. However, if you present facts in someone else’s words, you should cite the source of those words. In addition, if you paraphrase large amounts of information from one source, you should cite that source, for example: Harvard Business School Citation Guide Academic Year 2013-201, pg 5,

Intentionally copying someone else’s work and presenting it as original is unethical and will not be tolerated.

We do not wish to prevent students from adopting the ideas of others; in fact we encourage it. Our goal is to instill the habit of providing credit for sources used in developing one’s argument. The intent of this policy is to prevent copying another’s work effort and submitting it as one’s own, whether the work is by a current or past SCMP™ candidate, or a published author.

The professional conduct of an individual member is important as that conduct reflects on SCMA™, affiliated Institutes/Corporation, and all members. As professionals in supply chain management, members are obliged to comply with the Code of Ethics (the Code) prescribed by SCMA™ and adopted by the Institutes/Corporation to uphold the integrity of the profession, the Institutes/Corporation, and SCMA™ as a whole. Failure to comply with the Code may result in additional disciplinary action.