International Supply Chain Education Alliance

ISCEA, The International Supply Chain Education Alliance, conducts many workshops to improve the knowledge of Manufacturing and Service industry professionals worldwide. ISCEA’s mission is to be a single source for Total Supply Chain Knowledge through Education, Certification, and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM™), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified Lean Master (CLM™), and Certified RFID Master (RFIDSCM). ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. 46,000 plus ISCEA online members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies. Visit for more information about ISCEA and CSCM™ Program.


Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management includes planning and management of all stages that are  involved directly or indirectly in fulfilling customer request. Importantly, it also includes  coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers,  intermediaries. Third-party service providers and customers. In essence, supply chain  management integrates supply and demand management within and across companies. (Source:

 Why Learn Supply Chain Management

Supply chain faces a severe shortage of talent at a time when the demands on the profession have never been greater. Globalization, market uncertainty, shifting demographic patterns, and the emergence of supply chain as a strategic function are some of the factors that are driving the skills shortfall. The industry can build an adequate supply of talent in a number of ways, but companies must be more proactive in their approach to recruiting, developing, and retaining the supply chain professionals they need to stay competitive. MIT CTL WHITEPAPER 2010 (Are We Prepared For the Supply Chain Talent Crisis?)

Supply Chain Management Career

Supply Chain Management is a top management issue and a major contributor in fulfilling corporate objectives. Not all MTs in SCM become CEOs, but all such MTs will be people with a sound background in logistics / supply chain management / operations, and will have a premium chance for such positions in business.

Many positions can be identified in companies as related to supply chain management, such as Supply Chain Manager, Commercial Manager, Demand Planning Manager, Supply Planning Manager, Distribution Manager, Warehouse Manager, Operations Manager, Production Planning Manager, Materials Manager, Sourcing / Procurement / Purchasing Manager, and Logistics Information Systems Manager.