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Online Supply Chain Training

Location: Online

Certificate in Supply Chain Management Online

During challenging times, the entire economy depends on intricate supply chains that link producers, distribution networks and consumers. Skilled and dedicated supply chain professionals see to it that goods are produced, distributed and delivered on schedule and within budgets. In this 100% online course, you will learn the concepts and skills required to become a supply chain professional. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to take and pass the exam to become a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

Job Outlook for Certified Supply Chain Professional

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects demand for Logisticians (those who manage supply chains) to grow by around 4% between now and 2029. The BLS notes that supply chain professionals who can use technology to manage complex supply chains have particularly bright career prospects in the future.

According to, supply chain specialists earn $59,250 per year, on average.

Salaries for early-career supply chain professionals range between $39-75,000 per year, with an average of $56,339 within the first three years of their careers.

Certified Supply Chain Professional FAQs

What Are the Duties of A Certified Supply Chain Professional?

Supply chain professionals may work anywhere along the supply “chain” that links production, distribution and delivery of commodities, goods and products. This may include purchasing and procurement, fabrication and manufacturing, transportation and warehousing or final delivery to stores and individual consumers. Supply chain managers oversee one or more aspects of these chains.

Is Certification Important for Supply Chain Professionals?

Certifications such as the CSCP ensure that you have learned end-to-end supply chain operations. As supply chains become more integrated and complex, the CSCP signals to employers, team members and clients that you have knowledge of each step in the logistical supply chain. Certification also sets you apart as a serious professional who has completed a challenging program of study for your own development.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Supply Chain Jobs?

Experts agree that the Coronavirus pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on global supply chains. The Harvard Business Review noted that the companies who have successfully adapted to new supply chain realities have combined technology with leading-edge skills to map, view and manage their supply chains for quick response to disruptions. This trend toward real-time supply chain management indicates a demand for well-trained, highly skilled supply chain professionals.

Are you a military service member or spouse? If so, you might be eligible for funding opportunities such as MyCAA and Army Credentialing Assistance. 

Course Information

Course Objectives

  • Supply Chain Management and Operations
  • Purchasing and Supplier Management
  • Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
  • Inventory and Demand Forecasting
  • Resource Planning Systems
  • Process Management and Six Sigma in the Supply Chain
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Globalization
  • Passing the certification test will improve hiring potential, likely increase salary, and add professional value and marketability

Prerequisites and Requirements

There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

Exam Eligibility requirements for CSCP:

  • 3 years of related business experience or
  • Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent*, or
  • CPIM, CLTD or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations


  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
    • The Origins of Supply Chain
    • Supply Chain Management Accounting and Finance
    • Supply Chain Strategy
    • Supply Chain Planning and Execution
    • Business Strategy
  • Purchasing Management
    • Management Roles
    • Purchasing, Procurement
    • Supplier Negotiation
    • Outsourcing
    • Purchasing Decisions
  • Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships
    • Supplier Relationship Management
    • Supplier Relationship Development
    • Establishing Criteria
    • Distributors
    • Supplier Contracts
  • Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
    • Sourcing
    • Sustainability
    • Benchmarks
    • Social and Environmental Impacts of Sourcing
    • Customer Impacts of Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing
  • Demand Forecasting
    • Demand Forecasting Concepts and Techniques
    • The Importance of Forecasting
    • Demand Planning
    • Forecasting Methods
    • Forecasting Models
  • Purchasing Management
    • Project Management
    • Creating and Managing Supplier Relationships
    • Resource Planning Systems
  • Inventory Management
    • Inventory Management
    • Financial Statements
    • Inventory and the Flow of Materials
    • Inventory Tracking Methods
  • Process Management – Lean and Six Sigma
    • Lean Thinking
    • Kanban Systems
    • Quality Management and Quality Control
    • Six Sigma
    • Statistical Tools
  • Domestic U.S. and Global Logistics
    • Transportation Fundamentals
    • Internal Supply Chain Management
    • International Import Export Standards
    • Modes of Transportation
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Customer Relationship Management
    • Customer Relationship Management
    • Customer Value
    • Designing a Successful CRM Program
    • The Supply Chain Role in Customer Satisfaction
    • Predicting Customer Behaviors
  • Global Location Decisions
    • Global Location Decisions
    • Direct Shipment Strategies
    • Intermediate Storage Point Strategies
    • Distribution Channels
  • Service Response Logistics
    • Service Industries
    • Supply Chain Services and Management
    • Methods to Improve Service Productivity
    • Service Location and Layout Strategies
  • Supply Chain Process Integration
    • Integration Model
    • Network Optimization
    • Overcoming Obstacles
    • New Product Integration
  • Performance Measurements
    • Compliance
    • Supply Chain Metrics
    • Measure, Analyze and Improve the Supply Chain
    • Risks
    • Balanced Scorecard and SCOR Model
  • Your Career Roadmap (optional)
    • Your Skills and Talents
    • Your Resume
    • The Cover Letter
    • Using Email and Social Media
    • Networking
    • Acing the Interview
    • Negotiating Your Salary
    • After You Land the Job


Wayne Durr

Wayne Durr is a global supply chain manager with over 30 years of supply chain experience with the US Army, the US Government, Fortune 500 companies, and startups. In his tenure as a supply chain professional, he has held the titles strategic buyer, senior demand forecaster, and ISO 9001 auditor, amongst others. Wayne has a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) (ABD), an MBA in supply chain and operations, and Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Registration and Enrollment

This course is 100% online. Start anytime. 

Last updated: 5/21/2021