SCPro™ Fundamentals Certification Program

Home to numerous corporate headquarters, distribution centers and key transportation routes, Columbus has a thriving supply chain management sector. Every industry depends on supply chain managers, and there are countless opportunities from entry level to senior management.

Through a series of eight online, self-paced courses, The LINCS Supply Chain Management program at Columbus State broadens your knowledge of supply chain management and teaches core business functions that prepare you for immediate employment. You can earn a Columbus State certificate for each class, as well as newly offered Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) SCPro™ Fundamentals certification for that specific skill set.



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Each certification follows standards defined by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and local logistics companies. Each one counts toward one college credit, and can be applied toward an associate degree from Columbus State's Supply Chain Management program. More Information

This course defines the concept of the supply chain and all of its components, from raw materials extracted from the earth, to retail products ready for purchase by consumers. The principles learned in this track provide the necessary foundation for fully comprehending the following certification tracks.

This course explains in detail the different types of transportation modes (air, water, rail, and pipeline) used throughout the supply chain, and the reasons for selecting certain modes. The track looks at cost drivers, such as dimension, weight, speed, etc., as well as delivery requirements and other special requirements, such as refrigerated or hazardous material transport.

This course discusses both internal and external customers, and how to deliver superior value to both. Upon completion of this track, participants will be capable of describing the management of customer relationships including the importance of communication, perceptions, understanding the product and service, and knowing quality as it pertains to customer service.

This course is intended to train students on the basics of warehousing so that they may quickly acclimate themselves and be effective contributors in warehouse and distribution operations. Key elements of the track include: the role of warehousing in the supply chain, facility configuration, storage and handling techniques, performance metrics, customer service considerations, and safety concerns across various types of distribution facilities.

This course teaches inventory management essentials, including different approaches and variables that affect decisions. Students will receive exposure to bar-coding systems, picking and delivery processes, and storage and sorting systems.

This course focuses on the importance of evaluation, selection, and maintenance of supplier functions, and the integration of internal functions with external supply chain partners.

This course provides the essentials for sales and operations planning, integrating demand forecasts with capacity forecasts, and marketing and sales functions.

This course focuses on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, motivating and coordinating activities used to produce goods and services. It also explores analytical tools useful in measuring productivity.

Department of Labor LogoThis document was funded in whole by a $24.5M TAACCCT grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration to the LINCS in Supply Chain Management consortium.