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ASCM provides updates on its new certification

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), the global pacesetter of organizational transformation, talent development, and supply chain innovation, announced the launch of its new APICS Certified in Transformation for Supply Chain (CTSC) credential July 26.

The CTSC will reportedly equip supply chain professionals responsible for driving transformation with a collected group of best practices, knowledge, skills, and abilities to initiate and enact supply chain transformation.

“The past few years of significant disruptions to the global supply chain has proven to supply chain leaders across industries the importance of staying on top of their skills to be prepared for future crises as well as be ready to realign their businesses,” said ASCM Executive Vice President, Product & Services Lisa Sallstrom, MS, CAE, PMP. “Holders of the CTSC credential will be able to gain a competitive advantage in the market by demonstrating their understanding of supply chain transformation frameworks and best practices.”

The credential leverages components of ASCM’s globally recognized standards, including SCOR DS, Enterprise Standards for Sustainability, and the Digital Capabilities Model to: • Develop, deploy and manage change for a successful supply chain transformation. • Identify risks and opportunities, and select the appropriate philosophies frameworks, models, and approaches to effect transformation. • Apply systems thinking to develop, analyze, verify, and validate concept alternatives for transformation. • Identify tools and technologies to enable effective supply chain transformation.

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest nonprofit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting supply chain professionals and companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain.

ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM aims to drive innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that can enable companies to "further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines."

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