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How you can Obtain a Supply Chain Certification
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Publish-date-icon August 2, 2012
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Now more than ever, multi-national corporations dominate the global market. Now more than ever before, you should create a supply chain within all major companies. In order to do this, you have to get yourself a Supply Chain Certification. This enables someone to understand how to run logistics inside the corporation. It will help get whichever products to visit where they're needed. The Association for Operations Management (APICS) can help you get the certification using their comprehensive Certified Chain Supply Professional Program (CCSP).

First, a glance at what exactly the CCSP Program is. The http://www.scmscorp.com/ will help you find out about global supply chain management. It can also assist with your knowledge of customer relations through the business, physical logistics and knowledge technology. Additionally, it allows graduates from the program to become able to create a framework for the business' supply chain, allowing for an easier exchange of logistics across a network and also to go ahead and take necessary steps to produce and keep a supply chain.

Why choose the CCSP from APICS? Well, for obvious reasons, it is the most generally recognized supply chain certification program. It's a certification which multiple employers and employment recruiters are searching for in professionals. And, based on the APICS Operations Management Employment Outlook (Fourth quarter, 2010), "it helps professionals earn as much as 11 percent greater than a non-certified professional." Overall, the CCSP Certification could make you an even more desirable candidate for that dream job.

How can you tell if the CCSP is right for you? Based on the APICS Website, there are some qualifications they look for within the ideal candidate for the program. The perfect candidate will "have a bachelor's degree, at least five years experience of his/her field of choice, seeks to enhance the finances for his/her company and discover the fundamentals along with the ropes of managing a supply chain." The candidate needs to have these in your mind and then any other objectives he/she may be thinking of getting from the program just before enrolling.

Finally, how can you enroll with this program? The initial step is to apply for that examination. This involves the creation of an account around the APICS. Once registered, you must complete an eligibility application. This application includes submission of proof. The applicant must show that he/she has a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 yrs experience of the chosen field. Then, he/she must sign up for a test once accepted. The test itself exists of three modules: the very first is about supply chain management fundamentals, the 2nd about supply chain strategy, design and compliance and the third module is all about implementations and processes. This content changes from year upon year with education. After passing the test, you have to maintain his/her accreditation with APICS according to their maintenance standards. Their standards are just released once one passes the test though.

Overall, the APICS Program is the premier certification for certification in chain supply management. You'll have the very best opportunity to land that dream job in order to advance inside your current career.

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