Below is a brief description of the current Certifications related to Supply Chain Management. For more information please check out the flyer below or send us an email!

SAP Student Recognition Award Certificate

SAP What you need to know: SAP course

As a member of the SAP University Alliances program, West Chester University's School of Business' Department of Management began offering SAP-integrated courses in the Fall 2020. SAP is the global leader in enterprise application software, with 440,000 customers in more than 180 countries.

Students who complete three of the SAP-integrated courses with a grade of “C” or better are eligible to receive the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate. Please note that students who plan to take any of these courses specifically to obtain this certificate must check with the instructor to ensure the required SAP content will be covered that semester. Very likely, students can graduate with a Minor in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and SAP Certificate since most SAP courses will be based on the SCM minor courses. See the list of SAP-intergrated coursed below.

MGT 341          Prod. & Oper. Mgt.  (Fall and Spring; SAP Production Planning and Execution module)
MIS 300*          Intro to Mgt. Info. Systems (Fall and Spring; SAP Sales and Distribution module)
SCM 351          Supply Chain Mgt (Fall and Spring; SAP Material Management module)
SCM 361          Principles of Project Mgt (Fall; SAP Project Management module)
SCM 381          Quality Mgt. (Spring; SAP Quality Management module)
SCM 391          Purchasing & Procurement Mgt. (Fall; SAP Customer Service module)
* Note that MIS 300 taught by Prof. Tim Rutherford will not cover SAP SD module but will cover more comprehensive topics such as basic SAP ERP navigation, ERPsim, and ScrimmageSIM. 

For additional information about the SAP courses and the SAP Student Recognition Award certificate program, please contact:
Mark Yang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
SCM Major/Minor Advisor
SAP Program Director
Associate Professor

Example Certificate:

SAP certificate example


Certified in Production Inventory Management

The Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program has been recognized as the international standard for individual CPIM logoassessment in the field of operations managements as it relates to transformation of products and services. Initiated by APICS in 1973, it continues to provide a standard for individuals and organizations to evaluate their knowledge of this ever-evolving field. APICS has administered more than 1 million exams in over 40 countries, and more than 105,000 professionals have earned the APICS CPIM designation with 3,000 members at the Fellow level.

The mission of the APICS CPIM program is to be the premier professional certification for supply chain and operations management. The exams test the candidate’s knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of operations and inventory management.

The APICS CPIM program utilizes two exams in a progression from basic - CPIM Part 1, to advanced - CPIM Part 2. For more information of CPIM exam, please click here or check the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) website.

CPIM Brochure PDF


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