The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has announced that it will be the industry sponsor and certifying body of the LINCS (Leveraging, Integrating, Networking, and Coordinating Supplies) in Supply Chain Management consortium.
LINCS is an education and certification program for entry- and mid-level employees that encompasses eight disciplines: customer service operations, demand planning, inventory management, manufacturing and service operations, supply chain management principles, supply management and procurement, transportation operations, and warehousing operations.
The program aims to help participants increase their skills and secure employment. LINCS also benefits employers by providing certified entry- and mid-level candidates with the supply chain knowledge companies increasingly require, according to CSCMP
The LINCS program is open to anyone but is tailored for displaced and long-term unemployed or underemployed workers, as well as veterans looking to enter into or advance their careers in supply chain management. Online and hybrid learning will allow students to continue their education while balancing other demands.
CSCMP will administer all tests and issue all certifications within the LINCS consortium. In addition, CSCMP will help to connect newly certified supply chain managers with potential employers in their area. The LINCS certifications complement CSCMP's SCPro certification program, which is designed for more senior-level professionals.
Developed through a $24.5 million grant from the Department of Labor, LINCS is available through CSCMP and the consortium's 12 member colleges and universities, led by Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information, including a list of participating schools, visit https://cscmp.org/education/lincs, call CSCMP at (630) 574-0985, or e-mail LINCS@broward.edu.