This guide was designed to help students research occupations related to the study of Supply Chain Management. Occupations within this field require various types of certifications in order to gain entry. Industry related associations or organizations are primarily responsible for awarding certifications and creating the criteria for this purpose. This page will list various professional associations and organizations which focus on the certifications needed for employment in the industries associated with Supply Chain Management.
ASTL:The American Society of Transportation and Logistics is the premier professional organization for transportation and logistics professionals. Founded in 1946 by industry leaders, ASTL strives to promote and ensure the highest level of global standards through professional certification in the field of transportation and logistics. ASTL certification programs are used throughout business, academia, and governments worldwide.
APICS: The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.
ISM: The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) is the largest supply management association in the world as well as one of the most respected. ISM's mission is to lead the supply management profession through its standards of excellence, research, promotional activities, and education.
SOLE - The International Society of Logistics is a non-profit international professional society composed of individuals organized to enhance the art and science of logistics technology, education and management.