The group is sponsoring and acting as certifying body for the LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking and Coordinating Suppliers) in Supply Chain Management Consortium. The effort is a training, education and certification program that encompasses a set of eight certification disciplines to be completed by entry- and mid-level employees: Customer Service Operations, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations, Supply Chain Management Principles, Supply Management and Procurement, Transportation Operations, and Warehouse Operations. According to CSCMP, the LINCS program was designed to reach displaced and long-term unemployed or under-employed workers, as well as veterans looking to enter into or advance their carriers in supply-chain management. CSCMP will administer all tests and certifications within the LINCS consortium. It will also serve as a conduit for newly certified supply-chain managers with potential employers in their area, through its regional roundtables and other industry connections. The LINCS certifications complement CSCMP’s own SCPro certification program, which is designed to distinguish more senior-level professionals.
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